This happened to me a couple of days ago. It was a Thursday. A particularly hot one. Surprise, surprise! *rolls eyes* There was some function going on in my college. I told my parents I was bunking, since we wouldn’t have any classes that day, and none of my friends were coming. Somebody we knew was getting engaged that day, and they had invited us. My parents were getting ready to go to the engagement party, and they got this genius idea that I should go with. And I thought, why not. Let me go along, instead of just lazying around at home. (I’m mentally kicking my past self for this grave error in judgement.)
So, off we went. The one hour bus journey was horrible. The function was beyond boring, and I was sweating so much, I looked like I had taken a bath in my sweat. By the time it came to an end, I was ready to get the hell out of there. My dad left for work from there. He gave my mom and I a couple of directions as to how to get to the bus stop. We were exhausted and did not understand a word he said. We just nodded along, and started walking.
Two minutes later when there seemed to be no bus stop in sight:
Mom: Well, where is it? And how do we get there?
Me: What? You’re asking ME?! I thought you knew!
Mom: Well, no. Where ever did you get that idea?
Me: Um, because you are the adult and you were supposed to be listening to the directions?
Mom: Let’s just keep walking. It’s bound to be somewhere around here.
We kept walking and walking. In the scorching hot sun. Let me repeat it again. IN THE SCORCHING HOT SUN. We asked a couple of people who gave us vague directions.
Me, occasionally: It’s so hot I can feel myself melting.
I should’ve just stayed at home.
I could have been sleeping in my oh-so-comfortable bed with the AC on. *sighs*
Finally, FINALLY, we spotted a bus stop only to realize that it had been RIGHT THERE and we could have reached it faster if we had actually followed a more direct route, and instead we had been walking in a roundabout way. Why? Because we’re idiots.
I think it’s safe to say that I won’t be making any trips on sunny days anymore.