“Where is Clarence Street?” I was panicking, realizing that Clarence Street had disappeared.
A bit of Context
After catching up with my ex-colleagues for drinks at 3 Wise Monkeys on George Street, I was supposed to meet my another set of friends for another round of drinks at Grandmas on Clarence Street. Knowing me well, one of my ex-colleagues had Whatsapped me the direction. Distance between 3 Wise Monkeys and Grandmas is 700 metres (9 minutes walk).
I work at Kent Street and I pass Clarence Street every single day. Three things I remembered, One – George Street is parallel to Clarence Street, Two – Clarence Street is parallel to Kent Street. And three – Clarence Street is in between George Street and Kent Street – “Ah, Easy” I thought.
After two glasses of wine and a glass of Mojito
My ex-colleagues had dropped me at the intersection of Bathurst Street and George Street. Bathurst Street is a perpendicular street that connects George Street and Kent Street. I remember my ex-colleague giving me directions to Grandmas. “Go down the Bathurst Street and yada yada yada”, I had heard.
I went down the Bathurst Street in search for Clarence Street. Everything was working perfectly fine. Yeah, right! I reached the intersection of Kent Street and Bathurst Street. I stared at the board flashing Kent Street.
Thinking I had missed the Clarence Street :/, I walked up the road on Bathurst Street again. I was at the intersection of George Street and Bathurst Street.
I repeated, walking up and down the Bathurst road for one more time, before I panicked. Clarence Street had disappeared, Oh my God!! Was I losing my mind 😱 or what was happening? How can a Street disappear?
After panicking for some time, I stood in front of a café to clear my mind and restated to myself “Focus, Raksha! Focus, what did he say?”. He as in my ex-colleague.
On listening to my confusion, my intelligent inner conscious fairy woke up (Why does she always have to be sleeping, I wondered :/ Like, Seriously!) and suggested that I look for directions on the Maps application.
After 20 minutes, two times (okay, probably three times) walking on the same road, and the panic attacks of losing an entire Street, I had reached the end of Clarence Street, where I had finally met my friend 🙂 .
P.S. The photos posted here were taken at a later date.