Black clouds gathered above us, but we were too intent on playing football. We hoped that the clouds would go away so that we could continue playing. Our hopes were dashed when suddenly heavy rain began to pour. In a few seconds we were all soaked to the skin. To make matters worst, lightning flashed dangerously close to us. The defeating thunder and howling wind did not help either. We ran towards a large tree under which we had parked our bicycles. The tree provided some shelter from the rain and we were tempted to remain under it. However we knew that it was dangerous to stay under a tree during a thunderstorm. So we got on our bikes and pedaled off. There was no shelter available nearby. So I, for one, decided to go home. Since I was already completely wet, I might go home instead to seeking shelter. Luckily I found a bus-stop with a roof nearby. I hurried gladly under the roof even though I had to share it with a dozen other people who were also soaked to the skin. It was a bit of squeeze but no one complained. For an hour the storm lashed everything around us. Finally the rain slowed down to a drizzle and the wind died down. I could still hear distant thunder but the worst of the storm was over. So happily OI got on my bicycle and pedaled home.

March 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , . My diary. Leave a comment.