Unforeseen Circumstances

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I regret that I am late with this post!

Having said that, I would like to say that this phrase usually has a dour connotation that goes with it. It is a negative, negative.

Why can’t I say due to unforeseen circumstances the roof split open and there was a shower of gold. (In Hindi there is a saying that the Goddess Lakshmi gives her bounty through a split roof). The chances are that I will have to say that “due to unforeseen
circumstances the roof split open” and I and all I got was a shower of hailstones, meteor dust, but actually plaster and rubble.

A man was driving when he saw the flash of a traffic camera. He figured that his picture had been taken for exceeding the limit, even though he knew that he was not speeding… Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed. Now he began to think that this was quite funny, so he drove even slower as he passed the area again, but the traffic camera again flashed. He tried a fourth time with the same result. He did this a fifth time and was now laughing when the camera flashed as he rolled past, this time at a snail’s pace… Two weeks later, he got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt…….would you call this an event due to unforeseen circumstances!

This blog is part of the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where Anu, Ashok, Conrad, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Ramana, Rohit Kulkarni and Noor and
I write on the same topic. Please do visit the linked blogs to get different
views of the prism, colours of the same topic.

Today’s topic has been chosen by Gaelikka who is missing from action in LBC due to unforeseen circumstances!!

About padmum

You could call me Dame Quixote! I tilt at windmills. I have an opinion on most matters. What I don't have, my husband Raju has in plenty. Writer and story teller, columnist and contributer of articles, blogs, poems, travelogues and essays to Chennai newspapers, national magazines and websites, I review and edit books for publishers and have specialized as a Culinary Editor and contributed content, edited and collaborated on Cookbooks. My other major interest used to be acting on Tamil and English stage, Indian cinema and TV. I am a wordsmith, a voracious reader, crossword buff and write about India's heritage, culture and traditions. I am interested in Vedanta nowadays. I am now an Armchair traveller/opinionator/busybody!
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5 Responses to Unforeseen Circumstances

  1. Delirious says:

    Yes, I think that was an event unforeseen to the person who was distracted! 😀


  2. Rummuser says:

    There is an element of something else in the guy not using his seat belt. I would not quite call it distraction as Delirious does, but blinkered thinking about which I intend writing a post next week.


  3. Grannymar says:

    Padmini, Relax about the time of posting. It is difficult for all to post at the same time since we cover three continents and at least three time scales. Work and family commitments have to take priority.

    I like the split roof idea. It reminded me of the saying: God Never Shuts One Door Without Opening Another. As for that driver, it was an expensive lesson he will never forget.


  4. Val says:

    I should have seen that coming, but due to foreseen uncircumtances, I didn’t!


  5. blackwatertown says:

    Aha – an unexpected twist.


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