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Nonchalance & Cameron Highlands

by Venky

Before commencing the ascent, the driver gently nursed the bus to a halt at a truck layby. “We are going to begin the climb to Cameron Highlands. All those who have prior experience with motion sickness are hereby urged to procure Eco bags at a cost of Ringgit Malaysia (“RM”)0.50 each. If you choose not to, but consequently dirty the bus, the culprit would need to bear the cleaning charges of RM 30.” With this dire warning delivered with a causal tone bordering on the nonchalance, the driver waited for the faint hearted in his bus. With none volunteering, he calmly went back to his seat and proceeded to navigate the bus around dizzying lot of hairpin bends. No puke.

(The prompt for Joelle’s Tales at Ranting along is to talk about the last trip I took in exactly 120 words.)



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crimsonprose August 4, 2019 - 8:10 pm

Wow, must be some road. I think I’d avail myself of a bag. I’m not happy with heights

venkyninja1976 August 4, 2019 - 8:21 pm

Yes. It was an extremely narrow winding path with monster curves. Just loved it though!

crimsonprose August 4, 2019 - 10:01 pm

Ekes, I shudder at the thought. To walk it, yes, or rather climb it. But not to entrust myself to some previously unmet driver. But I suppose the driver is well-practised

venkyninja1976 August 4, 2019 - 10:34 pm

Extremely so.

crimsonprose August 4, 2019 - 11:26 pm

I’d still rather walk it. 🙂

floridaborne August 5, 2019 - 3:16 am

Sounds like quite a ride! You did a great job putting it into 120 words.

venkyninja1976 August 5, 2019 - 8:28 am

Thank you so much! Glad you liked it.


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