As the clock turned 1pm on Monday it was as if time had stood still. I dared not open the very website that had for the past two weeks been viewed and read hundreds of time. I almost willed the phone to ring and get the news! Exactly after three long minutes my intercom rang: “Mubarak Ho! You have been selected.” It was my colleague who was rooting for me all these days.
“Don’t fool with me,” I said, shaking with excitement. “I’m coming downstairs,” he said and disconnected the phone.
He came up to me and said, “Click on the first ‘L’ of the word ‘C-H-A-L-L-E-N-G-E’.” I did and lo and behold it was our profile! We are in the top 100 of the Great Driving Challenge!
After a couple of tense days the ordeal seems to be over. We were amongst the Top 100 contestants of the Great Driving Challenge. To have been selected from thousands of other deserving applicants was never easy. We had few votes (146 to be precise) compared to applicants who had more than thousands of votes in their kitty. I had told Deepa that we would not make it! But then there was motivation and encouragement coming from all quarters — from our friends and well-wishers.
More on my fundas of life.