Friday, March 16, 2012


It was during my 4th semester that i had a monotonous routine which goes like:
Wake up at 9.30am,brush up and run 2.5km to college for lectures.
12-12.40pm lunch time.
Again 2.30 hours of lectures.
15 minutes short break.
Again 2.30 hour of crushing lab work.
Return back to hostel,
(I am just building the scenario for the talk).
have a shower and sleep orelse surf.
Dine at 7.30pm and then go to shopping center(which actually is a food court for hostellites).
Eat something which gives a feeling that yes my stomach is now full.

Now comes the core part.I daily used to talk with one of my besties bhavi at night.
So i used to buy and keep vodafone coupons of 20 and 50 rupees with me,those scratchwala coupons.

Once it so happened that i scratched it real hard that 3 numbers were partly destroyed.It was 3rd,4th and 6th number.
I tried randomly 3-4 times but it was always the error message on my nokia 6300 at that time.

Frustrated,i sat on the bed and said "bc zindagi haav jhaath jevi che"!

Hardik (rommie) - Su thyu ?
Manoj (rommie) - Laughing !
Me - Described the problem.

While describing there was a sudden click.
Since it were 3 numbers,the total possiblity of trial and error would be 10*10*10= 1000 possiblities and that was too huge to deal with.

We all observed that the 3rd number has a curve on the downside,so it could only be 0,6,8(no 9 or 3 coz the visible curve was going west to south).
For the 4th number,it was a pointed shape like structure on the top.So this could definately be 1,4,7 (even 7 was doubtful but whats the harm!)
We could not identify the 6th number.
Hence now the total possiblity was
3*3*10 (worst case) = 90.

Still it was tough to deal with.While we were thinking on the solution,i was desperately trying with possiblities and to utter luck i got that correct in just the 3rd try itself and there was the message "RECHARGE SUCCESSFUL".

And it felt so bloody good.
Cheers Maths.

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