But my relief was short lived. To my utter dismay one of the wheels got punctured. There was no garage nearby. I had to push the car for nearly ten minutes, before I could leave it safely. It took me another ten minutes to get conveyance. Even then I could not reach the place in time. On explanation and special request, I was interviewed but the outcome was sealed by my reaching late.

The car, which I had hoped would take me to the place of interview, well in time, failed me. I was late because of it. If only I had gone by bus!