Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Men and other fools..

Friday evening he walks into the TOI Response office and sees her. The most beautiful girl he has ever seen. She looks up.

Oh! One more and I can leave”, she thinks.

He hands her the piece of written paper and the photograph.

“Obituary” he mumbles.

She is busy keying in the details.

“It will be printed tomorrow” she says without looking up.

“She is....was my grandmother” he says softly.

“I am sorry” she says and looks at the photograph.

“You resemble her” she says this time with a smile.

“Thanks” he says shyly.

“Bye and have a good weekend” she says while leaving.

He looks at the bill. Neha D is typed on the Received By box.

He thinks he will call her and ask for coffee tomorrow.

She by then was rushing to Tamanna to pick up her wedding lehenga.

16 comments:

Rambler said...

I am wondering whom to feel sorry for :)

Moushumi said...

hmmm deja vu:)

Shreyasi Deb said...

ah...great!
Exactly how life is...

DreamCatcher said...

Rambler: The man ofcourse :)
Mou: hmmm :)
SD: exactly!

Shubhojit said...

He can still ask her out for coffee.

pravin said...

*Sob* My life flashes before my eyes.

It was 1992 and I had my summer vacations. I fell off a tree I was climbing and hurt myself. My mum fed me sugar to keep me quiet. It worked. I like eating sugar.

DreamCatcher said...

SJ: Fools seldom differ :P

Pravin: Sugar boy...eh!

RustyNeurons said...

:) lovely!!!!!! Of course, we dont know if the girl missed the biggest opportunity of her life and avoided the greatest tragedy!

RustyNeurons said...

Took a long vacation :) but that hasn't been the reason not to write :(
Have not been able to produce anything coherent of late...
so, its WIP mode now. Hope I will come out of this haze soon.

DreamCatcher said...

Rusty: well about the missed opportunity part...we would never know :)

About coherence and blogs well it’s not essential that the twain have to meet, always :)

Anonymous said...

Rusty:believe me, she escaped her worst nightmare.
Dream...back me up on this...what say?!!!who'd know better...: )

DreamCatcher said...

Anon: Naah! I guess she missed the biggest opportunity :) And I am backing you up here! Though my heart goes out to all those who continue to miss such an opportunity ;)

Ginger Girl said...

:).... maybe she didnt refuse..
who knows

Rambler said...

itna sannata kuon hai bhai!! :)

Niladri said...

Interesting .....

Anonymous said...

ginger - she'd have...for sure....: (