Sunday, January 13, 2008

we are like that only

The band was there. So were the twinkling lights and cameras, the little black dresses and the sequin sarees, the many hued cocktails and the fine scotch, meandering conversations and the mandatory 'siren' kids. It was my school alumni dinner.

Met a few batchmates, but remembered none. A few business cards but not a single familiar face. We talked about teachers and their pet peeves. We talked about secret crushes and hated bullies. We lived nostalgia.

Moment of the night: When the MC mentioned that ours was and still is the biggest school is Asia, Ro turns back open mouthed and looks at me with new respect.

Let down of the night: When S introduced a batchmate and he tom-tomed his superior ranking in our much-hated school practise of academic segregation. "Ohh!I was in D2", he said dismissingly. Everyone knows that D1 and D2 were supposed to be the 'brains' and their combatic spirit could easily put Ponting to shame. They were bred to be snooty, pompous, egotist fools whom the rest of us hated with zeal. Meeting one such specimen after so long brought back that odium. "Ohh! how nice. You must be in Microsoft's board by now. I heard a few from D1 has made it there." Bite me if you must, but I couldn't let him walk away with glee. Typically I am not such a bitch but some people just inspire.

A little more smiles and small talk over dinner. Then batch photos. A few byes and goodnights. Finally it was over.

This was my first concious effort to work on renewing old contacts and a promise made this year to network better.

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14 comments:

Ekta said...

wow...school reunion?
which school is this?

DreamCatcher said...

South Point High School, Kolkata...!

Nash said...

Q : Why are you so offended by Mr.D2's ego trip ? (I am tempted to think "insecurities" but I don't know you at all, so I shall keep it in brackets :) )

Sam said...

u r a pointer????
darn!!!

DreamCatcher said...

sam: darn???!!!

Sam said...

well yeah... back in school days we never really had a liked teh pointers.. dunno why!!!

DreamCatcher said...

sam: I wonder why??? :)BTW which school did you study?

Dusty Fog said...

jeez...saddest pick up line that happens to be....ashamed of you...!!! Incidentally, LBD's and S'ed sarees eh?!!! hhmmnn...

DreamCatcher said...

Dusty: ashamed of ME??? what did i do???

Niladri said...

Hey Hey DC not fair , the best sections were D1 , A and then D2 , it was a natural selection process is school ...like the bell curve , do you resist the bell curve at work , so why hold this angst in school . Well in my batch guys from D1 and A may not have made it to the Board of Microsoft , but there are ppl who have made it big@silicon valley and also in India . Hardly heard those success stories from folks who went to B , G etc etc .....tommorow we have the Mumabi Pointers picnic and will definately write about it in my blog

Cheers

DreamCatcher said...

Nil: With due apologies, it was pathetic intellectual apartheid. I am glad that we survived despite that. Most of the lot that made it to D1 D2 and ok even A, turned out to be pseudo intellectuals who florished under a culture of rote learning. I have known a few who were genuinely deserving. But only few. Which is why probably, we haven't see too many entrepreneurs coming from there.

Sam said...

mine wud be Birla high school. erstwhile hindi high school!!

Dreamcatcher said...

My school :D

DreamCatcher said...

dream: Et tu?? Wow! It's good to know we share a school along with the blog pseudoname. To clear any misgiving, I am inspired by the King's book and therefore the name. Also, I do have a native indian dreamcatcher in my room. What's your story?