Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Friends



When I declared to my mom that Amit had proposed to me, I was merely 19 years old. My closeness to parents surprises Amit till date. So you can imagine what Amit must have been through when I informed him that my parents knew he had proposed. I of course didn’t say the big “Yes” word to him after my parents consent. I said it because I wanted to. It’s just that I wanted them to be part of this big decision of my life. They told me only one thing. Think very seriously before taking any decision because it is going to shape your life.
Amit on the other hand had proposed to me with a feeling which meant, “I like her a lot right now, we will see how it goes!” but I interpreted it like this, “I love you so much! You are the one I would want to marry someday?”
He was very angry and upset because I had been very stupid to have told it to my parents according to him. I apologized and told him that it’s okay….and he stared at me in disbelief!
Well, to add to this drama, we friends had planned to meet like we always did. Most times it used to be my house. Because my house was centrally located, with a big courtyard and a swing which was everyone’s favourite! But this time was hugely different than other times. Amit was not ready to come; he was too embarrassed to face my parents. He was still mad at me, but I refused to understand the gravity of it which stuck in his mind. The friends as usual wanted to have some fun, so even they insisted that we meet at my place! No one was supporting him…poor guy!
Finally the day arrived; I had insisted that my mom treat Amit like any other friend and not address him specially. She had agreed. Even she knew at some level that we both were pretty young to hold a responsibility on our head. My friends came, Amit was suppose to reach a little late due to his class and he hated it even more because he knew he would be stared at, laughed at, teased when he showed up alone and not in a group!
While we chatted, the door bell rang; I had warned everyone not to embarrass him. When I opened the door he was standing very cutely with a sack on his shoulders and a forced smile on his face. I smiled back and stepped aside as he entered. My mother wasn’t in the room to his fortune. He sat on the sofa and everyone burst out laughing. He joined in somehow without much choice. I gave him some water and he became a little comfortable. My mom was busy in the kitchen making snacks for everyone. When she came out to serve she purposely did not acknowledge Amit separately. Amit was relieved. As she offered everyone, Amit told her that he had already ate something an hour back and he wasn’t hungry. So she took the plate back in the kitchen. That’s when everyone began bullying him. They shouted in togetherness, “Aunty, let him eat with us. You have to serve him. Hum log nahi bhi khayein toh chalega, he has to eat….isn’t it.!!” Aunty aap bolo usko toh khaega woh!”
My mother joined in the fun. She brought the plate out with a little more than everyone else in one plate and handed over to Amit. He obviously had no option but to take it. As he did, everyone shouted again! “Dekha aunty, abhi toh aapki har baat manega, hone wala damaad jo hai!!”
At that point everyone laughed till their stomach ached. To my surprise Amit joined in. He was not embarrassed to face my mother anymore! That’s when I thanked my friends in my heart secretly. I also knew that come what may Amit & I are going to be friends forever!

23 comments:

Ria said...

Ha ha interesting incident. Omg u actually told ur parents so soon! I told them abt Kartik n Me 2 yrs back. :)

But that was formally, coz they knew him informally even since he was 15 yrs old! :P

mayura said...

heheh...so so so cute...typical Adi post.....well written as always :)

Amit said...

Haha...very well writen....i have the snapshots of that day still in my head:) Its total fun when u think about it now...but boss....merepe kya beet rahi thi...mein hi jaanta hu ;)

Shuchi said...

lol :)
Bechara Amit
M sure aditi must be flashing her dimples as usual
:p

Life Unleashed said...

nice post....i can imagine how he wud have felt...frns always bully like dis...but smtyms it turns out to be gud...:)

Aditi..............:) said...

Ria,

Now i understand the gravity of it... ;-)

Mayura,

Thanks :-)

Amit,

Yeah....thanks for commenting! :-)

Shuchi,

Yeah totally...

Aditi..............:) said...

life unleashed,

Thanks :-)

Life is Beautiful said...

hey ...thats so sweet ... kharach friends are friends , you can love them , hate them but cant live without them ...

one must be really very luckily to get good friends in life ...

thank god we are among the few blessed ones...

ANWESA said...

LOL

Sounds funny. And the "damaad" thing- I wonder if he would have grown pink/red/blue :P

Convey my wishes to Amit as well as your Mom :)

AS said...

hii

cute! these memories make life beautiful and worth living!

piya's world said...

Hhahah. this same type of story happened in my case, will surely share it someday on my blog, All this conditions are really funny & unforgettable

Anonymous said...

Hehe... interesting... nicely written.

Nupur said...

Hehe... interesting... nicely written.

Aditi..............:) said...

Payal,

Thanks girl!! :-) friends matter so much in life!

Aditi..............:) said...

Anwesa,

Sure i ll convey them! :-)

Aditi..............:) said...

AS,

Thanks babe..

Pia,

Yeah you should really share it then...congo for the new blog! :-)

Aditi..............:) said...

Nupur,

Thanks :-)

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Beautiful incident, friends nahi sudharne waale kabhi bhi

Neha (Patki) Phadke said...

Hey that was really good one....Very descriptive...I could actually imagine all of you & mainly Amit in his awkward smile....Bechara....

Aditi..............:) said...

Blasphemous Aesthete,

thanks! :-)

Aditi..............:) said...

Nehu,

Yeah....it was real fun... :-)

Unknown!!! said...

while reading..I felt as If I was seeing the whole scene in front of me..:) sweet memories.. Amit & Aditi

Anonymous said...

such a sweet love story :)
you are so lucky!!