Scattered Thoughts

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Normal Days #46

 Nine Inch Nails

No! No! No!

No sexual entry, no innuendos, nothing raunchy. C'mon I know I've got a reputation but this isn't about any of those things. This post is about my fear, my phobia, if you must know. It is about the offshore industry and the stupid rules they have.

As you all know I work in offshore and I've to commute by chopper every month when I'm coming and going to & fro from work. The first time they gave me chopper induction (safety instructions) and showed me some videos how I've to sit and behave in chopper I thought this is the last time I'm going to live. I prayed and thought of all my sins which I'd committed till that date, trust me the list never ends, and I thought dude I'd be one damn lucky SOB if I came out of that alive.

Pardon the theatrics but seriously that is the scariest thing I ever had to do. It involves a dummy chopper, a 10m deep swimming pool, and 4, are you reading it, 4 times it will revolve me under that swimming pool and I've to get out of that chopper 4 times, one after the other. It is not that I'm afraid of water but the thing is that I'd be tied up with the seat belt. I can't move till the chopper turns and capsizes, release the seat belt, push the window and come up for air. This whole procedure takes hardly 15~18 secs but trust me this is the horror of the story and this is mandatory for every offshore personnel irrespective of designation.

I've to do that in May-2016, I'm scared out of my wits and I've no shame in admitting that I'm a coward when it comes to situations where I'm dependent on others for my life. Pray for my life ppl, pray that I live to see another day, live to love another day coz if I came alive out of this I'll be free from this shenanigans for next 4 years.

Love Me 2 Times I'm going away

(To be Contd..)

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