So close yet so far. Is there an expression like this? I am not sure. But it definitely sounds like the title of a Bollywood movie. Anyways, that was my thought early in the morning while sitting on the Emirates flight. I say early in the morning because it was early in the morning where I was; to be precise somewhere between Dubai and Bengaluru and a few thousand feet above sea level.
So I am sitting on the plane, one and a half hour away from Bengaluru and sleeping as peacefully as I can in the sitting position. Suddenly the pilot announces that we are turning back to Dubai. Apparently there was a technical failure which was corrected by communicating with the ground staff. Now, we are turning back to Dubai for finding an alternate plane. The whole flight takes only a little over 3 hours. So you can imagine my state of mind. So close yet so far.
I was supposed to be in Bengaluru at 9 am IST. Instead I arrived at 3:40 pm IST on the same day. There was another major shocker waiting for me in Bengaluru. Traffic!