Strangers??? No........ Friends!!

Recently I was reading this article about making friends online and how some of them can turn out to be very good ones... It suddenly reminded me of own encounter, quite similar to that, though not exactly, but I did become a very good friend with an absolutely unknown guy!!

It happened almost 10 years back when I was doing my graduation… One day I was having lunch with some of my girl friends… after the lunch when we were leaving there was this bike parked right behind my car!! (Yeah… I used to drive a car in college and my friends used to call me “bade baap ki bigdi hui aulaad”!! ;)) That time I couldn’t drive a bike so I didn’t dare to touch it coz it might fall off!! I looked around but found no one to claim for it. there were some guys standing nearby, so I asked one of them to help me move the bike so that I could reverse my car. The guy removed the bike and I thanked him and we (my friends m me) left.

While I was dropping my friends I saw there were two guys on a Kinetic Honda following us! For sometime time it was fun coz we tried to take long routes and let them follow us. But they didn’t seem to stop, they kept following. I took a few more turns and finally looked in the rearview and found no one!! I was so happy to have dodged them away! Finally I reached home after seeing off everyone.

A month later, I get this call from a guy.
He- Can I talk to S?
Me- Yeah, speaking
He- Hi, my name is D. You don’t know me but I know you.
Me- So?
D - Some days back I followed you and found your address.
Suddenly it struck me that day when those two guys were following us on our way back from the restaurant. But I had lost them!! No!!
D- Hello?
Me- This is ridiculous! What do you want?
D- (His tone suddenly changing) No, I just liked the way you asked those guys to help you with that bike. You know girls now days have so much attitude; they think that all the guys have no other work except for running behind girls.
Me- (thinking what else are you doing now) Thank you.
D- Yeah, and you said thank you to that guy also that day. That was nice.
Me- (still surprised) How did you get my phone number?
D- I looked in the telephone directory.
Me- What? But you just knew my building, how did you know which apartment??
D - I checked with the watch man.
Me- (huh! this guy is stalking me) Please don’t call me again. Slam!!

I was sure I had been very rude and he won’t call again!! But after a few days I was surprised, he called again.
D- I just wanted to be friends with you.
Me- Please, first, I don’t know you and moreover I don’t want to be friends with you. Slam again!!

Again after some days, this guy is back!
D- Hi, its D. Hows you?
Me- (wondering who D) Fine.
D – So hows life?
Me- (suddenly recognizing his voice) Huh! Why do you call me?
D- I just wanted to be friends………..
...........Such conversations continued between us for some time and I dint even realize when we became friends! And once we were friends we would talk everyday discussing about our lives. He would bore me with his philosophy about life and everything and I would listen…He would tell me about his girl friends, his job, his problems… I would bore him with my life and it was like we became the very best of friends. Not even once did he try to propose to me, like I had thought he would!!

Guess what guys, all this was just over the phone… of course he had seen me but I had never even seen him!! :) So one day we decided to meet! But for me it didn’t really turn out to be very good! It was nothing to do with his appearance or anything… just the fact that I liked it more to talk to him on the phone. So we didn’t really meet after that except if we banged somewhere by luck! And believe me it did happen a lot of time!! ;)

We are still in contact, though not like earlier. There is something between us which is different! He still calls me his lucky number “191” (my car number plate) :) I still wonder sometimes that what really happened between us, I mean I am not someone who makes friends so easily! But neverthelss this was a wonderful experience...

Friends Forever!!

P.S.- I may have not quoted the conversation appropriately (like it happened 10 years back). But it was somewat similar... D if u r reading this, please dont laugh ur lungs out!! :D

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Anonymous said...

You took me back 10 Years…

You remember more than I do, all I know is the way looked outside that restaurant I was not able to take my eyes of you....

There was always a line between us I felt that I was anonymous to you as we never met in traditional way and at some point you made me realise or maybe I felt it and it was inside me...

As friends, as we are today the same relationship. I wish we could have interacted more. A part of me still regrets of not being there when I should have been, and when I came to know the changes in your life and family it was late.

To just be friends, our or maybe my thoughts including our society are not so liberal or we limited them will always be a question. There always remains a question he/she should not be misunderstood

Thanks for sharing this and being a part in this journey called life!

Anonymous said...


Simply Sur said...

No regrets no misunderstandings!! It was great-the time we had together... Being the person I am, it was all the more great!

Thanks to u too!! :))

Vinnie said...

woahhh...beautiful reunion if i may say so!!
sweet reflections here...good post:)

i kept seeing u everywhere i comented so came to urs:) i guess our gang is connected...strangers??? naaah...blogger buddies!!
btw, u have a nice n sweet template..

Simply Sur said...

Hey Vinnie.. of course you can!! Ur free to say anything you like... N yeah.. blogger buddies for sure!!C u around... :)

sawan said...

SS, some people are really destined to meet, aint they.. luvd the post :)

Simply Sur said...

Sawan, yeah even i believe now!! It happens so many times that you meet someone and know someone who is completely different from yourself and then u keep wondering how!!!
Thanks dear..:)

JOSH said...

Simply Sur your post is Simply Sweet :))

Simply Sur said...

Hey JOSH, simple thanks for leaving a sweet comment on a simple post!!:P C u around dude..