Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Singles Awareness Day

14th February, a day which did not hold much significance in the years I spent growing up. Archie’s Gallery was a new fad. There were no CCDs and Barista outlets around. And just as I shipped out to the college Boom! There was a CCD near my place, a Barista opened its gates and suddenly the Espresso Coffee gave way to Cappuccinos. I guess what I am trying to say is that ‘events’ are scared lil cats they don’t come at you one by one they attack as a pack and leap out at you when you least expect them to.

I remember very little of when I was introduced to this whole new concept, I guess it was my sister who started it. The funny thing is when you are in 9th grade; you think you are the men among 7th grade boys and as no self respecting man would I didn’t give in to the shenanigans that the ‘kids’ were engaged in. The first 14th February just came and went by.

Come next year and it was like the ghosts of Valentine Past, present and future and everything else in between had descended upon me, there I was holding a phone in my hand trying to work up the courage to call up my would be valentine, there are few things in life as terrifying as calling up a 14 year old girl and asking her to be your valentine. The easy thing would have been to just dial her number and ask her out but then again the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason, so I moved on to the next best thing.

I calculated, I schemed, I bumped off a few friends, I bribed and there I was seating on a seat just behind her, trying to catch a glimpse of interest but the dork that she was, there was nothing more important than the Battles of Panipat in her life. Finally T- 10 seconds to the final bell I gave her the valentine card. The rest of the story is one of those ‘I haven’t told this to anyone’ things. Alright this may not have been the way it all went down, but this is how it should have, this is how I wanted it to happen. Reality is wrong, dreams are for real.

PS: You know I have been thinking for some time and my espresso has already gone cold, how many guys do you reckon would be feeling like a short pudgy child has shot an arrow through their heart tomorrow. I hope that the ER rooms are ready for the Valentine day onslaughtJ.


Anonymous said...

Lol! This post really had me in splits. A good take on v-day, and that reminds me, that's what my fourth story is about :)

- Hansa

Thelaughingbuddha said...

Alone, like every year huh?

Steph said...

V-day for singles is just wrong. Best to get shitfaced with your friends and party it up till a new day dawns.

undifferentiated said...

the marketing dun around 14th feb is simply amazing!every shop every mall every arcade is jazzed up with pink and red hrt balloons and wht god.i think the 'cool' ppl avoid v-day.i had to write dumb articles about it, thanks to job. haha.