love is in the air! quick, get a room freshener
September 16, 2008
As December approaches, Shehnaian can be heard from so far (and so loud) that even Ustad Bismillah Khan would have thought of taking a break.
Welcome to (arranged-cum-love) marriage season.
Atleast 4 of my friends (that I know of) are getting distant from me, and I couldnt be happier- not for them, thats secondary, but primarily for the bad-boy bachelor image (~ Salman Khan or George Clooney?) that it gives me. This is that threshold age when one can afford to be a bachelor, not become a social outcast, and yet have an air of mystery before people start casting doubts about the real reason (even if there are none). Henceforth trips to India would be heavily scrutinized under microscope with lots of fact checking- which means checking orkut albums for pics and change in status.
Boy, is it fun? One friend has already laid out rules that I am not supposed to hang out with him (and his wife in a few months) unless I bring company, to which I asked if split-personality would count. I am slowly running out of places to crash at.
With due apologies, but it seriously is boring spending time with couples. Can’t blame them as it is supposed to be the curriculum that everybody tends to stick to, but things get monotomous, expectable, and outright sloooow. No more impromptu decisions, no thrills, defintion of fun is watching a movie whose tickets were purchased 2 weeks before. As Flavors movie had summarized, Sunday morning is temple time, followed by desi food, then evening Walmart shopping and night laundry. Saturday, there is this occasional telugu movie, provided Jeevi@idlebrain gave a good review, and weekend calls start in alphabetical order, with exceptions made for calls to India. Rules of the game- questions should revolve around how the job/wife/market is, before ending with “when India trip?”.
Not that any of the above is bad or wrong, but maybe there is time, and then, to each his own. Till then, cue song- “Bachna ae haseeno, lo mein aa gaya“.