Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Hot Purple Pants!

Most days of the year are unremarkable. They begin, and they end, with no lasting memories made in between.

Most days have no impact on the course of a life. February 27th was a Saturday.

He got up late. It was a Saturday after all plus he had put in an all nighter. No not doing that you filthy mind!

He had been feeling a little spring in his step as he had decided to channel that energy into his work.

He was just having his coffee when the phone rang!

"You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep

'Cause they'd fill the open air
And leave teardrops everywhere
You'd think me rude
But I would just stand and stare

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly"

That is his ring tone. It was her calling.

"Hello" (still a bit groggy after the all nighter yesterday)

"Hi, can you come and meet me an hour or so earlier than we originally planned"

"I can try and come by 4"

"You don't need to look like the Jonas Brothers to meet me"

"I know, but I am kind of a big deal so 4 it is"

"Alright come as soon as you can"

"Hold on to your pants till I get there"

It was 4:30 now and he had just now reached the designated place. From here on in he had to rely on the map she had drawn for him. Given his fascination with:

"This place is a huge circle so I'll start walking in the direction selected by a simple binomial experiment and eventually reach the intended destination"

The map had become a necessity to speed things up.

He finally reaches the place and she greets him in her now familiar nasal twang "Hi".

He tried to pretend that he was not staring. Well he tried to try.

Her hair was a little shorter, he thought they would be. And it was what he had always imagined chestnut brown to look like, but he could be completely off.

She was dressed cutely, but not really showy. She looked like the cover of a Mango spring catalogue. She looked so damn good, he thought. It was almost as though she was doing the clothes a favor by wearing them.

They talked about his recommendations to the school and he handed her the laptop to start working.

She had to wear glasses. They worked.

They really worked.

It was as if he has just discovered what he had long suspected. The cute dork from not another teenage movie

He gave her as much attention as Godzilla gave to the people of Tokyo or for that instance as much attention as Megan Fox paid in school classes.

"You should at least entertain my friend while I complete this ass hatery you call your recommendations"

Fair enough he thought and proceeded to entertain the hell out of her best friend. No not in that way you filthy mind!

Since both of them were capri(corn(y))s they shared the same corny idea of love stories and Hollywood movie style happy endings and everything in between

As is well documented here that Universe conspires against him when ever it's not taking a leak on him

Just as the bill arrived he discovered that he had lost his card in a city about 2000 Km away and the threesome that they were. No not in that way you filthy mind! They didn't have enough cash to pay the bill.

Frantic calls were made, a breezy auto-rickshaw ride to the PTI building and after much embarrassment tinged with amusement the bill was finally paid.

When they parted ways at the metro station, the smile on her face carried the promise of another day.