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The one who flew away

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Have just received news that PB, 22, has reached the Caribbean port from where she has to board her cruise ship.
Aah… what a relief!
PB is my cousin, who, at a very early age, decided to stand on her own feet. At 17, she migrated to Bombay to complete her college studies. She then trained as an air-hostess. But unfortunately, by the time she graduated many of the airlines were downsizing and some like Kingfisher and Sahara were changing hands.
So she joined a classy boutique in south Bombay as a counter salesgirl.
Then three months ago, she made a career move that her mother considered dangerous and other family members, audacious. She took on a six month job with an American cruise liner. Her job profile: selling goods in one of the luxury shops on the ship.
As she winged her way to her new assignment, volcano Eyjafjallajoekull struck in Iceland. There was no news from her for three days.
This morning we finally heard from PB. Hers was one of the last flights to leave from Paris to New York before all airline schedules in Europe went for a spin.
Lucky PB?
No, I have a different take on this: Fortune favours the brave!

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Written by Raju Bist

April 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm

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