Candid, not Candied

Monday, 21 December 2009

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Shraddha's going! :'(

All this while I have been disregarding the fact that one of my childhood best friends, Shraddha, is now married and will go elsewhere to be with her better half... start a new life. Today while online, she breaks the news to me. Visa approved, I'm leaving next weekend, the chat read. Instantly I felt a pang in me. It is very difficult to say what I felt.

Tejaswini, Shraddha and Purnima. We have always been THE three gals always seen together. I don't even know how long we have been friends. It was way back in the 90s. All three of us in hideous frilly frocks, mis matching hairbands and sandals, but friendship so solid that our parents had to pull us apart whenever we met at some GSB functions. Then, we'd never had enough of playing hide n seek with each other. Now, we still haven't had enough of each others' company.

We ONLY met during GSB functions when we were kids. We weren't in the same school. nor did we live in same area that we could visit each other often. Even after SSC we went in for different streams. Tejaswini- Science, Shraddha - arts and me - commerce. Three different colleges. Three different dreams. But still there was our friendship that remained. Cell phones changed our lives. Orkut and G chats embellished it further. now we were just a click away from each other and our mothers had to pull us away from our respective PCs. Such were our chat histories. We talked about inane stuff, bitched about "supposed-to-be-stud" guys on Orkut, swapped news about everything n nothing, crashed in on others' scrapbooks, spied on snaps and found out true stories, declared ourselves better that FBI...

There came a point in life when parents got serious about marriage stuff. We three were told that we were supposedly of "marriageable age". We revolted. We screamed, shouted and supported each others' opinion that we ARE still kids and we WON'T get married.

Slowly, we had to accept the fact that parents won't let us off the hook. Indeed it is time to take a new look at life. We started teasing each other... you first... NO you first.. I'm younger than you... Tu badi hai re...teri pehle honi chahiye... shaadi main bula kya...we'll come for free khaana...

Finally there came a day when Shrads announced that she'll soon be committed and married within 20 days flat. and that she will be flying to Germany. It didn't register. ... I attended her marriage... it still didn't register. I met her after marriage and teased her to the point that she was embarrassed.. it still didn't register.

However, today she says, she's going away... It hits hard. I had a lump in my throat that wouldn't go away. I couldn't even talk to Tejaswini about it, because she was stating the obvious. All of us are having the same feeling. It feels like someones burnt a hole in my heart.

Today tis Shrads, tomorrow tis gonna be TJ... after that it'll be Pallavi... one fine day, it'll be me. Life's just not fair! I have complained soo many times and it still stares back at me. Mom tried convincing me, consoling me, scolding me. But the sinking feeling doesn't go away. I wish I could hold back my time.... capture it and keep it safe for no one to take it away from me.

Shrads, we know you are gonna have a wonderful life with Hrishikesh. He'll take good care of you... Wherever you are, remember that there are 2 MAD girls in LOVE with you, who'll miss you. Tis never gonna be same for me n TJ.

I hate posting this.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

LDR Phone call

He : Hi!! wassup?

She : Hi sweetie. nuthin. thinkin about you, what else?

He : *tunes up* riyally?

She : ummm..hhmm.. what you doing?

He : me? talking to you.

She : *doesn't find it funny but* hee hee cute. so wassup?

He : nuthing new. I think about you... everytime. babes, when do we meet again?

She : My flirt! and when do you work? *puppy expression and tone* I know baybee, i'm dying to see you.

He :

She : so what?

He : Wassup with ur Hitler?

She : *fakes anger* My daddu's not Hitler. He's strict that's it. I haven't talked to him after that day. why?

He : Just. He's never gonna say yes to our relationship.

She : Baby, now don't spoil your mood now. tell me what did u eat? hey whats the time there?

He : No. I want to talk about it.... him, sorry. why can't that $#%^& understand? he's sucha....

She : *now really angry* Stop it! You can't talk about my dad that way. He's my dad!!! he's..

He : *Raises voice* Yea right! he's ur darling dad. and I'm no one for u. I know it. I dunno why I even...

She : If u were no one, I wouldn't make this international call to you at 1 in the morning. do you get me? U cannot insult my dad. let me tell you for the 1000th time now.

He : *silence* ...

She : *silence* ...

He : sorry. I'm sorry. I shudn't have lost my cool.

She : *silence*

He : Babes, I sed i'm sorry. say something to me.

She : what do I say? each time i say something, you connect it to my dad and all hell breaks loose. i love you both. *starts crying*

He : baby, baybeee, please. please. dont cry now. what can i say now.

She : *sheepishly*. say you love me.

He : I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you to pieces. happy?

She : *giggles* i love you too. ok hold on... just a min....

He : why what happened?... hey? dont disconnect.

She : *silence*

He : whaaaat? wassup?

She : No nuthing. i thought dad got up. He'd hear me no?

He : Here we go again. U know. I think we shud elope. get married. and not show our faces ever again to your family. anyway, your dad and bully brother hate me. Aunty hates me too. Everyone in your family hates me ya! we shud run away.

She : does your mother like me?

He : She likes you.

She : *angry* Yeah right. That's why last time she taunted me at least a hundred times in 5 minutes. I have taken away her only kid' it seems. Now, I don't bring up ur mom everytime, do i? and you dad just doesn't care if his D-I-L is me or some other female, as far as she is not a gori mem! and guess what, you can avoid my parents for the rest of ur blissful life. But me? I have to bear yours all through mine.

He : *very angry* If u think u have to bear my parents, we can really call off this relationship, you know. Anyway, this long distance relationship isn't working. It'll save us a lot of headache, you know?

She : *Calmly* Are you serious about this? I have to know. But let me tell you, I have done a lot for this relationship to work.

He : *Calming down* I have too, you know. It's not simple. Listening to ur firang boss breathe down orders on you the whole day and get into personal mess after getting back home. Know what, even Captain Morgan doesn't help me forget all this.

She : Who's he?

He : The Boss? Firang hai yaa. leave him naa. I don wanna talk abt him now.

She : Noooo, Captain Morgan. Who's he?

He : *Irritated* arree yaar, Rum hai.

She : *shocked* You drink everyday?

He : No ya. not everyday!! don't be a typical girlfriend now. what else new? How's your job? Did ur friend get married?

She : Dude! She's 7 months pregnant now! what world are you in?

He : Ohhh? since when?

She : Since 7 months!!

He : DUH! i meant when did she get married?

She : Is it important? hey btw! I think I'm next in line for promotion.

He : oh? ok? cool.

She : That's it? I mean, u don't sound too excited. whats wrong.

He : naah nuthing. Just tired. so wassup with ur promotion thingy? Boss happy with you.

She : Change the tone, I dint like it!

He : Alright, alright! Is your work keeping your Boss happy... so much so that he thought of pushing you up your career ladder? Happy?

She : Now stop being sarcastic! If u don't wanna listen. don't. I won't tell u about it.

He : Baby. C'mon. tell me abt it.

She : hey no. some other time. its late now. almost an hour. Got office tomorrow.

He : hey 5 more minutes please. please.

She : No. Have to sleep ya. I wud love to talk the entire night.

He : Ok. you won't listen. will you dream about me?

She : Of cors sweetie. I dream every night about getting married to you.

He : and...?

She : and what? useless! nothing. then i wake up coz I have to go to the office and please my Boss, as you put it.

He : he he he he... I dream something more you know.

She : I've a censor board for my dreams. Now let me go.

He : I'm not holding you. Though I wish I were.

She : bye.

He : hey wait. what about our ritual?

She : nothing. get lost bye.

He : arrree...not fair. say naa..kaho naa pyaar hai..

She : sheeesh, how corny!! now you go to your firang boss.

He : Look, I'm straight.

She : YUCK! sheeeeeesh....go now. bye.

He : ritual?

She : BYE! Say bye!

He : *sighs* ok bye. when will i call you again?

She : you don't call me. I'll call you. Now bye.

He : I love you babes.

She : I love you too, baybee. byee.


Concept of LDR - Long Distance Relationship was an inspiration from an incident narrated by a friend, KK.

Dialogue - Pure Imagination.

In case of any resemblance to any conversation between any LDR couple anywhere - I eavesdrop too well. :P


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