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Monday, February 16, 2009

'wail-n-dine' day..

After reading so many posts upon Valentine’s Day, even I was inspired to write one. Being single Valentine’s Day and the whole week preceding it didn’t mean much to me. Yeah there’s a whole build-up to the ‘final’ day starting with Rose day exactly a week before it , followed by Propose day, Chocolate day, Teddy-bear day (!!!), Hug day and Kiss day! Until recently I was totally oblivious to this week-long festival of love having heard only about Valentine’s Day and may be a Rose day but certainly not the others. As one of my friends remarked, if one were to actually celebrate each day for what it stands for, one would certainly not feel the need of the ultimate day itself. Another one suggested there should also be a break-up day or even a slap day!:)


This Valentine’s me and my friends(those few who are still single) decided that even if only for a day, we would join the Bajrang dals or the like, who in the name of ‘preserving culture’ like to torment couples who think on the lines of ‘pyar kiya toh darna kya’! Joining such groups would ensure that no one asks us about our V-day plans.

But all that was easier said than done and I actually ended up celebrating v-day with my school-mates! It was wonderful to meet them after such a long time. Over a cup of coffee we recalled our school days. We talked, appreciated, bitched and ended up missing our friends and teachers! Though it was just a few of us, still it felt like a reunion of sorts! But there was more to it than met the eye. There was this friend of mine, who had planned on proposing this ‘long-time friend’ cum schoolmate of his and throughout dinner it was more than obvious from his face that he was nervous and confused about how he should go about the topic. Actually speaking it came as no surprise to any of us including that girl, because this guy had come down all the way from Delhi on the occasion of Valentine’s Day just to meet her. We all thought it was really sweet of him to have come all the way just to express his love for her. The girl seemed a bit reluctant. Sadly she didn’t accept the proposal. The guy hasn’t given up hope though. In true filmy style he said that he would wait for her till his last breath (or was it till his marriage, umm.. well I don’t remember exactly.) Whatever it was he was adamant on not giving up hope, the whole while we just wished better sense would prevail on him. He is now on his way back. Poor soul, I feel bad for him. The only memories he will have of this trip would be a huge dinner bill, because it was his idea and he insisted on paying it. Being the ‘bade dilwaalas’ that we are, we did not stop him from doing so. At least some one should respect his feelings. (He went back with a broken heart and well he ended up as being broke too!! Agreed, we are mean creatures! ;)


Hope everyone else had a better valentine’s day !:)

13 comments:

aZoed said...

I hate the marketing gimmick that valentine's day has sort of become, but then there are good things it brings with itself... like an old friends reunion... hmmm nice idea!
and poor chap, the dilli guy, gals need to be more considerate nad cut down on the attitude part, SERIOUSLY!!! ;)

Ashish said...

upphhh...all the guys and girls are just the same!...similar stories...similar results...only characters changed...

I also say to my friends that I support "Bajrang Dal" on V-day...and being single I cannot do anything else :P

ancientmariner said...

haaa the title lends itself to the post..how about giving credit to the person who coined the term!! GRRRRRRRRRRRR...But I like the Ram sena better...atleast they marry off couples **evil smile** so a guy knows knows what to do on V-day. Damn I miss being in India ;)

perturbed perceiver said...

@aZoed: i agree with the fact that these days v-day has become more of a marketing gimmick than a heart felt celebration of love..:(
and hey about that cutting down on attitude part..if it so happens life will be so dull :P

perturbed perceiver said...

@Ashish: we sail in the same boat!!:)

perturbed perceiver said...

@ancientmariner: ok!so u coined it,but i found its correct usage!!ha!
u know we actually had a rumor doing the rounds here which said that any couples found roaming on bikes would be stopped and married off right there!I heard a friend saying she would deliberately take a lift from some handsome hunk,if that's so!:P

Sonu said...

thnx for enlightening me abt teddy bear day, chocolate day...... Feel quite sorry for dat Delhi guy. Hope dat he does not give up.

Aur Guys n grls abhi sey commited kyun yaaron. Abhi toh doston ke saath masti karne ke din hain. Usse kyun bigadte ho. AND AND AND
no worries SINGLES , dere is something better in store 4 u in future.

exhorbitant fool said...

well, opinion is a matter of perception.

Tys on Ice said...

i feel bad for the guy but i really hope sense prevails...waiting for something that makes sense sounds more practical than self indulgence of romance which is tinged with a spot of emotional blackmail...my sympathies are with the girl who will be viewed as being heartless for a passion she does not feel..

perturbed perceiver said...

@ Tys on Ice: i couldn't agree more!

aZoed said...

there's a tag waiting for you on my blog... do check it out!!!

Illeen said...

ha ha..funny one..seriously

irfan said...

well not everyone here knows the complete story!i feel sorry for the guy but it doesnt mean i am against the gal!both were rite in their own way!i just hope he gets out of it soon!and gud for u, u got free dinner on valentine's day