A friend of mine has invited me to attend the first communion of her daughter last Sunday. She called me two weeks before the said event. Due to my excitement I accepted her invitation without having a second thought. I forgot malayo na pala kami sa Freiburg :S. I regret I said yes to her right after our conversation on the phone. I imagined myself driving (au) alone with Gillian all the way to their place which is 640 kilometers away from where we live now. Iniisip ko pa lang napagod na ako. Well, balak ko na sana siyang tawagan para sabihin sa kanya na hindi ako makakarating. But before I could do so, the television flashed an advertisement about the “Deutsche Bahn Fruehlingsangebot” German Rail is again offering â‚¬29.00 Ticket for a one way ride all over Germany. Wow that was the clue. Save by the bell! Mura na, komportable pa para sa aming dalawa ni Gillian kong mag train. I booked online para makakasiguro na may bakante pa. Limited offer lang kasi eh, kaya I immediately grab the chance.
Para sulit ang biyahe, umalis kami papuntang Freiburg noong Sabado. It’s my second time riding a train kaya ako medyo aanga-anga pa. Dahil sa aking katangahan kami ay naiwan ng train. Luckily hindi yon ang main connection. (heartbeat) Nervous and troubled I took Gillian and our luggage and hurriedly went to the counter to ask for the next schedule going to Cologne. Namputsa, I have to buy a new ticket (regular price) incase we can’t catch our ICE train in the main station (Cologne-Freiburg). Thanks to goodness, may naka scheduled na ICE heading Cologne which will depart in 15 minutes. Dahil sa haba ng pila doon sa ticket counter I decided to board na lang without having a valid ticket dahil sa takot na maiwan ulit. There’s a conductor onboard anyway, so inisip ko doon na lang ako kukuha. While on board, I was waiting and waiting and waiting na darating ang tikitiro. Aba, nakarating na lang kami ng Cologne ay hindi pa rin ito sumipot. I have another train to catch kaya bumaba na lang kami na hindi pa nakapagbayad ng aming pamasahe.
Standing outside, doon ko pa napuna na ang compartment na aming inupuan ay first class pala. Naku fo…kakahiya, shocking :^). Hindi na nga nagbayad…nakaupo pa sa first class, shame on me!
Well, well…another embarassing experience ko na naman yon. It’s diyahe pero wala na akong magagawa.