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Rescue of a damsel in distress with an interesting offer!

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A funny thing happened recently…

I had a meeting just across the Bandra-Worli Sea Link and my partner ever so kindly said “Just take the Merc and driver!”

How lovely… until after my meeting I hopped in the car and it did NOT start. Thirty minutes later it was quite clear nothing we did would bring a positive result.

My partner suggested I catch a cab home while he sorted out coordinating with mechanics, towing guys and driver on the phone. After all, we had a book launch to attend and there wasn’t anything I could do to help with the poor chariot.

Which is how I came to be standing sweating by the side of the road. Trying to catch a cab in rush hour. On a Friday evening. For a relatively short driving distance. Across the bridge. Where walking is not permitted.

Bandra-Worli Sea Link

Bandra-Worli Sea Link

Let’s just say it wasn’t happening. I was well and truly stranded.

I was about to give up and call my partner to rescue me with my car… when up ran a friend offering a lift.

A timely rescue, blissful air-conditioning with delightful company… who could ask for anything more?

Well… as it turns out… there can be!

“So, I’ve read your whisky blog. Why aren’t you writing for me?”

And that is the story behind why tomorrow I fly to Delhi where I will interview Dr Bill Lumsden – master distiller of Glenmorangie and Ardbeg – and then sample some Glenmorangie expressions paired with food. What fun!

Gotta love how car misfortune lead to an unexpected opportunity!


Whisky Lady

Whisky Lady

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  1. OMG, how fantastic is that?! Writing about your fave subject with gallons of freebies thrown in! Congrats 🙂

  2. thewriteedge says:

    Gotta love serendipity!

    • Seriously, eh? I mean, this is only a city with the population of… well… almost Canada!

      So naturally someone I know would be kind enough to spot and rescue me! 😉 [tongue firmly in cheek]

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