Been offline the past few days for a multitude of reasons. But feeling great today. Refreshed almost. Inspite of the busted nose (bled a river), cut lip and everything else, top of the world! And no, the nose and lip were not busted in a fight over a woman or wrestling crocodiles in the river. I just happened to fall!
I wonder how many of us have been typecast by people around. You know, called things like "fun", "bright", "spontaneous"....that's normal, but how about "slimy", "unpredictable" and then that word, "fast"! It came up in a discussion I was having with a friend and immediately I was back in college. Fab memory for me, to be honest.
"He's fast, you know. When he's in Bombay he's either lying drunk and stoned on a beach or he's in bed with some woman". Wow! What a reputation to have!!! And all within the span of three days, three days in which I hadn't even SPOKEN to any of the women on campus! Quite confounding to be honest....and amusing of course.
My father had (most annoyingly) decided to accompany "poor" me to campus to see me off (Boy, was he disappointed when I appeared soooo relieved to see him leave), and so quite obviously, I had been on a streak of abstinence while he was around (he still doesn't know my "bad" habits) so it was quite amusing to think about how I acquired that reputation :-D
But well, let's face it. I liked it. It was like, you know, flattering. After all, if the women found it so easy to believe that I was a womaniser (they believed I had like a ton of girlfriends whom I kept swapping and changing) then, there must obviously be something they found attractive. Hmmm.......am still struggling to find just what that thing was....but still, I can take heart I guess.....there is hope ;-)
Sad to say, I spent the my stay in college happily single. Contradiction in that line? Well, the sad part comes fdrom the fact that I was single outside college as well :-(. The only interest evinced in me was by a woman 2 years my senior who thought that if I was such hot property, there must be something to me. Sadly (once again), she graduated too early.
And of course, there was that amazing scene when I was confronted by a friend of mine who said, "Well, we have been seeing each other for quite some time....so I really think it's time to get serious". And I was like, "Ummm....errr.....we're seeing each other???? Coz like, errr....this is like, ummm.....news to me". And I was just looking at her and my mouth must have been hanging open creating a look as if I was impersonating a goldfish or something......but like, seriously, how does one react when someone you regard as merely a casual acquaintance tells you that you have been seeing her???????
Ah well, life's like that I guess....when you look at it that way.... :-)