It was 6 p.m. and I was trying hard to concentrate on my work by putting on my headset so that I can just listen to music and can cut off from the disturbing voices from all-around..
It was going pretty good till my Sametime messenger started blinking (Sametime is our official Instant messenger service)
I opened it up and started reading:
Simran Kaur/9: Hi Rahul
Rahul: Hi !! (excitedly I asked seeing an unknown gal’s name and that too a sardarni..)
Simran Kaur/9: are you from Naraina?
Rahul: Yes.. but.. (wow, she knows a lot about me but was still confused that who she is)
Simran Kaur/9: It seems you haven’t recognise me..
Rahul: Yea, I can’t think of a probable connection 🙂
Simran Kaur/9: Ok, no problems, bye then.. (she wrote with a disappointment I could sense)
Rahul: But it seems you know me well so why don’t you help me out.. (din’t want to let go of an opportunity, if any..lol)
Simran Kaur/9: Yes, I know a lot about you..
Rahul: really?? (but now I wasn’t that excited, because I din’t want this Simran to be that Simran about which I’s tinking..)
Rahul: are you from B Block Naraina?
Simran Kaur/9: nopes, not that close ..lol
Rahul: Patel Nagar?? (Don’t say yes was my feeling….)
Simran Kaur/9: yes 🙂 (Ohh shitt, no this can’t happen.. if other miracles don’t happen then why this one ?? I asked God!!)
Rahul: ok. I’ve some work. I’ll talk to you later.. (I din’t have courage to talk any further… my head started aching)
My head started spinning and for a struggle of nearly half an hour I gave up.. I couldn’t concentrate. I asked my friend to go for a tea downstairs so that I can get over her thought.
Tea definitely helped a little but not much and I spent rest of the day working with that thought, hitting from behind.
Finally at 1:30 a.m my shift ended and I took a sigh of relief because now I can be with myself and get all that stuff out.
It was actually a bag of mixed emotions and basically nothing sad or serious sorts. Everybody has a bit of a dark side so do you’ve.. (I said to myself, actually to relieve myself..Lol)
I closed my eyes and immediately my mind took me to to that period..as if it was waiting for this only..
I got in contact with this girl around 3 years back through a common friend. Nos. got exchanged though haven’t got to meet. It was a post break-off period and like typical friends my friends too advised the same thing that getting in touch with more and more gals work faster to heal the heart burns. Being a first timer I started following them and obviously could see the chances recovering from a heart-break.. LOL
So coming to the main character Simran Kaur, ya we started talking on phone, SMSing and what not that was technologically possible that time. In a week’s time we got very comfortable with each other. Even she started discussing her household issue. Though listening to all this is very boring but still it gives you a sense of pride that other person trusts you so much that he/she can share almost everything with you.. (but trust me its very boring)
One day we were chatting and suddenly she asked, ‘Can we meet?’ though I wanted to ask this question very first day we started talking but somehow din’t want to show her that my only intention is to get over a breakoff..
‘This weekend?’ I asked.. and to my surprise she immediately said yes..
I was so excited as this all was happening with so much of speed that I was almost thrilled with the sense of some adventure..She called me on sunday morning and said we’ll meet at 12 p.m. near PVR Naraina. I got up and got ready much before time in the sheer excitement.
I was standing at ticket counter of PVR waiting for her. The feeling was awesome, not had these butterflies in the stomach since long I thought. Every girl coming towards ticket counter was Simran Kaur for me untill they actually walk towards the ticket counter and not to me. But all in all I’s enjoying this. The main thought running in my mind was to make the best impression in the very first meeting only. Life will not be bad from now on I thought. It was around 12:15 my phone rang and it was her. My heart started pounding but I recollected the guts and pressed the green button to answer the call.. ‘Where are you? I’m just parking my car..’ her voice came. ‘I am standing near ticket counter in a blue t-shirt.’ I said..and disconnected the phone.
Soon I saw a huge, no a giant figure emerging from the parking. It couldn’t be her, she doesn’t sound this huge.I thought. But my worst fears came true when that giant smiled at me..and to add on to it she was not looking a 24 yrs old girl as claimed by her. I stood still as she approached. ‘Hi..Rahul?’ she asked.. ‘Hi, yes, and you’re Simran’..I said forcing myself to smile. We went to the adjacent restaurant. She looked at the 10 page menu card and gave expression like it had nothing, still managed to order 5 things. And during all that time I was busy calculating the bill. We sat there for nearly 2 hours obviously finishing 5 dishes atleast takes this much time. She once tried to hold my hand and feed me herself through a spoon but in the midst of avoiding all the embarrassment, I din’t let her do that and took control of the situation. After paying the bill and nearly not speaking anything for nearly 2 hours we came out of the restaurant.
We bid each other a casual bye and I started heading towards home. after a couple of days I somehow changed my number and din’t inform her about that thinking this relation won’t help both of us anyhow because it can never work.
And since then never got in touch with her but today as her message appeared on the screen, verified the fact that life does take a U-Turn.but like this??.. LoL..
As cab reached home I jumped onto my bed and went to sleep after such a long and tiring day which made me travel nearly 3 years in the past…hahahaha
Disclaimer: Through this story the author does not want to offend anyone and just wanted to share a darker side of the human sensibilities through a funny angle to it.