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Its about learning to dance in the rain!!!
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but only a few will catch your heart... Pursue those

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

7 ways I killed 7hrs ;)

There I was successfully landed in Paris CDG airport, i was very ready and alert in the queue to check my connecting flight. Police who saw my hurry thought I must be missing my flight so she came to my help in putting the luggage on conveyor and helped me arrange my documents, in this process she saw my tickets and the lady who was very sweet till then suddenly shouted something in French, all I could do was smile and say thank you and I continued clearing security checks. All through out I got stares after people seeing my connecting flight details ;) cause my next flight to next destination was 7hrs from the time I landed in Terminal 2F of CDG. - Checkin process half an hour

So this is part 2 of my journey, one of the hardest challenge of my life was to wait for 7hrs for my next flight. And these were the options I had and the things I actually did

1. Sleeping: oh no Hubs was very scared that I will doze off and wake up only after the flight leaves,Very much possible ;) he knows my sleeping habits!!! So decided not to sleep, but could not keep my self awake so dozed off while I was sitting in front of my boarding gate. I slept so deeply that after around 20 min got up in shock and was wondering where I was, gradually recollected my situation checked for my flight details thankfully I was not late :) so then decided no more sleeping so what next? - half an hour
Total time killed 1hr!

2. I look around good people are so damn stylish!!! and i was half asleep, dull faced and almost was in rags compared to them. so decided to change my looks, Searched for Restroom, pulled in all my luggage in to restroom and then found an empty dressing space, neatly dressed up did all possible makeup adventure ;) anyways how had to see me next day and giggle so tried all new things possible and dolled up
- 45 min :D

3. Next was to utilize 15 min free wifi, to connect to the world and tell them :D I am safe in my stopover destination and very much awake ;)
-15 min
Total time killed 2hr!


4. Oh I had all dolled up only thing missing was perfume :D as i couldnt carry it in hand baggage I dint have one. So decided to take a stroll to the duty free shops, oh hello not to buy perfume ;) only to test them. So then it was a great time pass, cosmetics, perfumes accessories oh my god I dint realize how I spent 2.5hrs there :D
Total time killed 4.5hr!


5. And now Lunch time :D had got something packed, this is when I hate being veggie cannot try out anything else!!! and then looked around for a coffee :) with all these it was some 1hr of lunch break ;)
Total time killed 5.5hr!


6. Now it was only 1.5hrs remaining and I was in love with Paris CDG Terminal 2F! :D where else I would have spent my 5,5hrs like 5 min and that too without talking!!! Next i choose my Book read for almost 1hr!!!
Total time killed 6.5hr!


7. Last half an hr decided to sit in my place look around for men and women and their awesome dressing style. wow end of which I heard announcement for my flight....


KILLED 7hrs like 7 min! yes yes I know dint do anything useful ;) 


Zoommmmm I was the first one in the boarding gate!

18 comments:

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Thats pretty much the things we do when on a transit terminal with long waiting time.:) Nicely told.

Jenny said...

7 hours is quite a wait! But i like spending time alone and doing just about something :-)

Am i am hoping this place is going to be updated with Italy encounters soon!

Ramya said...

@Ashwini: Yuppie yeahhhhh same pinch

@Jenny: Yes Dear i have lots to tell :D, And very happy that I have few eyes to read them :D

Prashanth said...

A couple of them are here to read everything you write here. Nice post.. looking forward for the rest :o)

Ramya said...

@Prashanth: wow thanks a lot ri :) Your love and encouragement keeps me motivated :D

Yuppy will write about Italy soon :D

Sujatha Sathya said...

loved the title and the post too
best part was 2.5 hours when u went for perfume shopping
and 7 hours without talking!!! :)))

Ramya said...

@Sujatha: Lol :D so u are with me ;) and u would be thinking 2.5hrs only !!!

Yeah without Talking is the biggest thing for me ;) Cause I talk at every possible time even when asleep ;)

ousu said...

Ramya - i feel it aint 7 ways you killed 7 hours, rather 7 ways you lived 7 hours, free from the normal rush to accomplish the things on the 'to do list'..

Ranjana said...

I would have watched only those handsome hunks out there and open my mouth like :D this he he :D time well spent and well written as always sis..

Ramya said...

@Ousu: wah what a way to put the words ;) thanks yes I lived every moment of it!!! Thanks :D for seeing it in a new way

@Ranju: I know darling ;). Thanksssss

Swetha said...

if dr was a like option in blog wud hv liked dis post and also the comments by other :D Very artistically written.

Ramya said...

@Swetha: wah lovely thanks :D this encourages me and all my blog buddies as well :D thanks a lot

gopinath said...

Hmm. Got some idea if struck like you. But can explore more ways too....

santhu said...

Perfume shopping awesome:)
nicely written.

Ramya said...

@Gopinath :D no no this is not to give u idea its only my silly time pass :D u can do better\best things in 7hrs and not waste time like I did ;)

@Santhu: hehehehe full timepass

Rahul Bhatia said...

I missed reading this one, Ramya! Very interesting narration, as spending time at an airport like CDG is fun though 7 hrs could be an overkill:)

Ramya said...

@Rahul: Yeah :D now I am wondering was it me who spent 7hrs!!! phew :D

Thanks for coming back to read old posts :D

Jerry said...

Hmm. Got some idea if struck like you. But can explore more ways too....