Okay, Here comes a question.. Why do birthdays exist..?
The worst answer I've come across , given by a worn out and pessimist friend was " It is a gong beat by god to remind us every 365 days that we are nearing death and we should rather keep a check on our soul cleansing". I rather think that it is the only official day in your life when your "Effriends" can financially rape you and not even spare money worth buying a chuddie.. True !!
My birthday started with a call from Sana, Abha , Ankur.
Sana and Abha wished me in rhyme on a Con-Call ( It is a stupid term coined by the corporates, its when managers and professionals cant afford pensive expenses of meeting a delegate and hence arrange a Con-Call.. as if some Con ala tees maar khan is going to strike).
By the way Ankur has never met Sana or Abha. He insisted on doing so but I couldn't arrange a meet for him.
It'll happen. I'm sure.
Then came rounds of calls and messages from friends from office and school. The Questions that leaked from every ones mouth..Blah blah blah... Actual translation
WHEN DO WE RAPE YOU..? WHERE DO WE DO THAT..?
My literal answer : Jab chaaho, Jahaan Chaaho..!
Couldn't help.! I had surrendered.!
But SHE hadn't called till now. I was involved but still not there. I was waiting, looking pensively at my phone.
It was my office friends time to do the honours with me now, because it was office and middle of the week , and I couldn't have taken an off. I had baked a cake ( Yes .. I cook. ! I can can rather pretend like a dhaba waiter and start humming the names of dishes I can prepare) the previous night and carried it along to feed acquaintances and cab members.
My close friends would obviously not spare the cake I took along so I didn't bother about the rest of the lot and surrendered right away.
Ankur , Prashant Batra , Abhishek Raj , Vineet Gupta , Rohit Gupta , Sankalp Kalia actually my brothers at office hugged me and wished me the moment I entered the swanky office building.
We guys are inseparable once together so much so that it takes us anything under the sun to talk about.
Prashant is : another consistent rank holder , from my department , guide to what to do and what not to at office , Extremely funny and a partner when it comes to bitching about fatso seniors.
Prashant and I share lot of common friends from CA community and also a sense of humor.
Abhishek Raj : OMG.. he is confidence personified , from being consistent at office jobs to extreme easy at procedures too. He is the guy who is the final savior of plans when it comes to night outs. If you don't have Raju , (as i call him) by your side when you go out to party , it ain't that fun.
Vineet Gupta : He ain't a Baniya ..! The name might suggest the opposite though. He is superb at punjabi and can quite ruin your confidence about your roots in Punjab. Vineet is someone you look out for when you need advice about that thing with a girl , he's been tipping me about how to go about Ahaana since long.
Rohit Gupta : Ha ha.. This guy has the sense of humor that girls look out for, we believe so.
He has been super champ enough to even fix a senior at office for himself. He is extremely compassionate when it comes to helping us all and extremely resourceful at the night outs too. Our plans solely hang on Raju and Rohit's shoulders.
Sankalp Kalia : Punjab da puttar as you can say. Those chocolate boy looks , the honey-ginger combo voice, the very impressive dressing sense makes him apt FOR THE GUY TO NOT BE SPOTTED WITH by a girl. Plainly because you will go unnoticed.
I rather think if Sankalp, Rohit ,Prashant , Ankur mated somehow together and Raju rented his imaginary womb as a surrogate (weird though) they would produce the most eligible bachelor in the galaxy with chiseled looks , extremely awesome sense of humor , brilliant brains and a complete package that the girl requires.
So , all my brothers took turns to rape me off my finances at a plush bar in gurgaon and finally I came back home at around 7 just in time to meet Sana and Abha . Oh yes.. We bunked office from 12 to 6.
I donot like the idea of having a birthday though I am not used to feeling special. Never.!
I have lead a life of making others content around me and I don't know how to react when people treat me the special way.
The only person from whom I expected something like this was Ahaana but she stayed mum as if she hadn't met me ever. She stayed mum even on Facebook where people whom you don't even know wish you.
I was broken , shattered.!