Kat Vs Cat

A moment ago, I thought this should be my blog post for the day. We have a work day today and so at work, I heard from my co worker Kat that she had a problem.

Driving along on a Saturday afternoon towards the Marriott hotel in town, she saw a cat sitting on the concrete divider on the very busy highway, she was driving on. She thought in her mind, what is that cat doing out there- he is asking for trouble, he is going to get run over . She is not a cat lover by any shot. Anyway she passed him by for a bit and then her conscience got the better of her, so she U-turned and reached back to the spot  where she saw the cat. She managed to stop the car on the very busy highway and managed also not to get hit by passing cars and managed to grab the very ungrateful bunch of ill- temper and throw it hissing and spitting into her car. Then she drove to Marriott to complete her errand. She was at the hotel for three hours during which time, she let the windows of the car open and left some water for the cat, in case he got thirsty. By now you would have known that she is a very kind lady.

After her visit she drove back home but there was no sign of the cat, so she guessed it had left her at the hotel.

Fast forward that night, when she got a message from her neighbour that the head lights of her car were on; rushing out she saw that the lights were indeed on but she couldn’t figure out how they came to be on.

The next morning she found paw prints on the car seats and guessed her feline guest was still in the car but couldn’t be traced. She looked everywhere a cat might have gone to but no- she even got Pepper her dog to have a go but other than the fact that Pepper came back petrified, there was no sign of cat.

Finally convinced there was a cat poltergeist in the car, she put out some cat food, expressly purchased for the purpose and left water out too.

Now it has been nearly 36 hours but the cat still hasn’t come out.

All this time, she has been using the car and driving the car around with no sign of cat.

This morning there was cat poop on her car seat, so the cat was definitely there but where, no one could tell.

Just now, all of us office staff went out to the underground parking lot to look into the car and coax  the  cat out but to no avail.

No sign of cat. We have concluded that the cat is in the dashboard and other than removing the dashboard there is no way of getting the cat out.

I need to add that the car is a rented one and needs to be returned to the agency tomorrow.

Any ideas ?

My pet peeves : how to make drivers safe

Manifesto of my pet peeves

Pet Peeve 1 : Why are people allowed to buy/use more cars than one ?

  Every day on the roads, I have to wait in line to get to work. Why ? Because the roads, wide as they can be, are clogged , with  cars  driving to work. Most of the shifts in government offices start at 7 am- so the rush hour in the morning is between 6:30 am to 7:00 am.And why are the roads of the city so clogged ? An average household has 2 cars – sometimes more. Even though many family members work at the same place, they prefer to drive there separately. Where has the sharing mentality gone ? Why can’t more people car pool ? Why can’t the government ban car agencies from selling more than one car to a family ? Why can’t there be safe roads with wide sidewalks for people to walk to work ? Any why can’t big organizations provide buses to bring people from designated places to work ? Is it such a privilege to have a car and drive to work ?

Pet Peeve 2 : Driving using two lanes at once

I find this ridiculous and I think this constitutes dangerous driving. People drive with the right set of wheels on the faster track and the left set of wheels on the slower track. The dangers of this situation, cannot be elaborated. The driver at the back needs to horn and let the driver in front know and this leads to unnecessary noise. Accidents can occur if the car at the back wants to move ahead and it finds the double lane moving car in front.

Pet Peeve 3 : Driving with the radio on

I do not understand the need for a radio in the car especially ones with a lot of channels to choose from. I believe we need to concentrate and drive and not listen to a RJ talk while driving. Many channels have competitions where drivers call up to answer questions asked by RJs.  During the time of their telephonic conversation with the RJ,  I dread to think of how the driver would be driving. Where would his concentration be ? What price the passengers in his car and the other cars on the road at that time ?

Pet Peeve 4 : Flashing headlights and driving  too close,  to intimidate drivers

Sometimes we are blinded by flashing headlights from the back  in our eyes, while we are driving at our own pace. It seems we are driving too slow for the driver behind, even though the speed limit is 80 kph and we are driving at near that. speed The driver behind wants us to move out of the way, as though they are police cars or ambulances, and in order to scare the daylights out of us leisurely drivers, they use blinding headlights.