Banged My Knee & It Hurts

I’m lucky that it wasn’t as bad as I thought it could be but it could have been worse.

Yesterday I got into a bus headed to work, as usual at around 2:45pm. After we reached Aluva it became quite crowded and I was standing at the very back of the bus. With Onam being on Friday, most offices & colleges were closing for a 4 day weekend and lots of people were rushing into buses and trains heading home to their families in different town. Anyway I was standing with hardly much room to move forward and was facing the seat on my left.

Just before Athani, there is a small bridge and two road bumps right before and after it. Any driver who passes that way regularly should know that they are there and slow down a bit but what I have noticed is that these assholes driving the state run KSRTC buses do not do that. This bastard driving the bus went quite fast on the two bumps and on the second one I was thrown up into the air by quite a few inches. I landed hard and my left knee banged against the metal part of the handrest of the seat in front of me. I yelled out loud and a few people looked back in surprise. It hurt pretty bad and I was bending over in pain but not one person asked me how I was or offered to help me. Motherfuckers were too busy with their thoughts I guess.

I couldn’t stand it at all and I got down at the next bus stop, which was Athani. The bus conductor asked me why I was getting down there as there was still a bit to go to where i had bought the ticket for. I just glared at him and the people in the bus and as it moved off, I said a big FUCK YOU and gave them the middle finger salute.

I leaned back at the bus stop, waited a bit and then boarded another bus to the office. I was limping my way into the office and luckily for me there was a spray bottle for sprains & muscle pulls in the medicine box. I used that liberally twice during the evening work shift and kept my left leg raised ontop of another chair for most of the time. I limped my way back on the way home but this morning it feels much better.

To all those people, my fellow travelers, at the back of the bus who heard my agony and did nothing and not even ask me how I was, to the bus conductor & the driver – all of you going home to enjoy Onam and have a grand feast? Well I hope there is a cockroach in your payasam and I hope you all get dysentery you fucking assholes!

Darkest Day Ever For Hockey

Ice hockey has suffered it’s worst summer ever. On 7th September a chartered plane carrying the professional ice hockey team and coaching staff of¬†Lokomotiv Yaroslavl¬†of the¬†Kontinental Hockey League¬†(KHL), crashed near¬†Yaroslavl, Russia. The team was on its way to¬†Minsk, Belarus, in order to start the¬†2011‚Äď12 KHL season. ¬†All players from the main roster plus four from the farm team were on board the aircraft, which struck a tower mast, caught fire and crashed shortly after take-off, 2.5¬†km (1.6¬†mi) from¬†Tunoshna Airport. Preliminary reports say that all but two people (one player and one crew member) who were on board are confirmed dead. Ren√© Fasel¬†of the¬†International Ice Hockey Federation¬†called the crash “the darkest day in the history of our sport.”

My heart goes out to the families of the dead. Among the more famous names are Salei & Demitra, players who I have watched on more than a few occasions. RIP to all on the plane

  • Vitali Anikienko, 24, Ukranian
  • Mikhail Balandin, 31, Russian
  • Gennady Churilov, 24, Russian
  • Pavol Demitra, 36, Slovakian
  • Robert Dietrich, 25, German
  • Marat Kalimulin, 23, Russian
  • Alexander Kalyanin, 23, Russian
  • Alexander Karpovtsev, 41, Russian
  • Andrei Kiryukhin, 24, Russian
  • Nikita Klyukin, 21, Russian
  • Igor Korolev, 41, Russian
  • Stefan Liv, 30, Polish-born Swede
  • Jan Marek, 31, Czech
  • Brad McCrimmon, 52, Canadian
  • Sergei Ostapchuk, 21, Belarusian
  • Karel Rach?nek, 32, Czech
  • Ruslan Salei, 36, Belarusian
  • Maxim Shuvalov, 18, Russian
  • K?rlis Skrasti?Ň°, 37, Latvian
  • Pavel Snurnitsyn, 19, Russian
  • Daniil Sobchenko, 20, Russian
  • Ivan Tkachenko, 31, Russian
  • Pavel Trakhanov, 33, Russian
  • Yuri Urychev, 20, Russian
  • Josef VaŇ°√≠?ek, 30, Czech
  • Alexander Vasyunov, 23, Russian
  • Alexander Vyukhin, 38, Ukranian
  • Artem Yarchuk, 21, Russian