Wednesday, 9 January 2013

How I met Anjali - 3



The phone calls continued for over a month and on few occasions I asked her if we could meet face to face? She used to reply “Why we have to meet? We are just phone friends” Social Networking sites came much later after we passed out of college and in those days we had only one cyber cafe in the entire campus and usually most of the time it was occupied. Most of us were not very much used to internet that time. After talking to her over the phone for almost a month, I was little curious to know how she looked like? Even though it was little embarrassing for me to get such information out of her, but on few occasions our point of discussion somehow went in that direction.  The only thing she revealed about herself is that she used to wear specs and whenever I asked anything more, she used to reply that she looked horribly ugly in her specs.

I remember once I asked her “OK, just tell me one thing, whether you are fair or dark or something in between?”

She replied with a laugh “Why you would like to know that? It seems you give too much importance to skin color?”

I said to her “It’s not like that yaar, actually now a days, sometimes I go to the market nearby your hostel and every time I visit there, I usually stare at every girl who got specks and wonder "this one might be her or that one...?”

She couldn't stop her laugh and said “I think it would be better if we could meet sometime?”

In the mean time, few of my close hostel buddies were already aware of the fact that I was talking to someone at Ayurvedic Girls Hostel and fortunately they didn't blow it out of proportion that time. I had few options to call Anjali those days and one of the option was the PCO nearby our college, which always had a big queue. Our college girl’s hostel and 3 more boy’s hostel was very near to the college. Using that option was completely out of the question for me, as it would have only meant “shooting at my own feet”

Second option was the PCO near to our hostel which was inside the APRO campus. APRO is Assam Police Radio Organization.  Most of our hostel guys used to visit that PCO, as it was comparatively  less crowded out there.  One more reason for many of us to visit that place was because of the Aunty who used to sit there. Now what to say about that lady? It has been a long time, but honestly speaking, she was damn hot. But sometimes, when APRO had their training sessions, we used to meet guys from all over India out there. During those training days, Auntie’s PCO was flooded with the men in uniform. In Auntie’s PCO I faced a different kind of problem. Aunty was more interested in STD calls and whenever my local call used to get a little longer, Aunty would politely say to me with her typical sweet smile “Bro, please wait for some time, this guy has one important STD call to make. Please don't mind, you can talk comfortably once he's done”

Sometimes we used to go out of the college campus for boozing eating and every time we went out, I used to look for a PCO which had the luxury of a little privacy and not those open ones. That was my 3rd option and undoubtedly that was the best option I had, as I could talk a little freely and comfortably out there. Later when our call duration increased exponentially and I started to get bankrupt much more earlier, I discovered the 4th option, our hostel telephone. Even though the keypad of the hostel phone was always locked but I learned the trick and eventually became an expert in “How to make call from a telephone whose keypad is locked?” I would definitely write about the trick, in a later post. So, ultimately I and Anjali decided to meet face to face and we even finalized the day, time and place to meet. I was very happy but a little anxious too, as I never went out to meet any girl before. I was little confused "What we would do? What we would talk?"  The previous night I was also a little concerned on a different matter, not sure whether it really matters much? But I was little anxious and wondered "as I am a guy of little below average height, what if she's taller than me?"




54 comments:

  1. Nice twist at the end so here I am already waiting for the next installment - it is like a movie, you know how it is going to end, still it is good to see! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Sunil, Sir. I am so glad that U are enjoying my story :)

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    2. Indeed we r waiting... :)

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  2. Hi Jahid,

    HAHA, lovely read. Indeed, those innocent days before social networking came along. A guy would actually take the pains to woo the woman of her life and take up initiatives to do so. Engineering guys are bad with women, I guess. :) :) :)

    waiting for the next part. :p

    Regards,

    Jay
    My Blog | My FB Page

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    1. Very true Jay, most of us were too bad with women :) :) :)

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  3. What what an expert way to express those emotions... :) A bravo post ! I was a bit nervous today due to some reason but couldn't resist reading your post... Awaiting a superb end to the beautiful love story... Take care ! Post soon :D

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  4. You left us waiting again ...

    and the trick ot do a phone calle well here is one, I think if you click the cut off switch for the number u want to call .. for example if you want ot dial 2.. click it twice.. wait and 7 click it seven .. It actually dials the number ..

    NOW WAITINgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

    Bikram's

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    1. Hehe Bikram... you also know the trick? Have u tried practically? You are absolutely correct dude and to dial zero, we have to click 10 times :( I was an expert in clicking and could dial any damn number, including STD numbers :)

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  5. Eagerly waiting for the next series of events....

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    1. Thanks Smita, Will try to write more :)

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  6. Your "How I met Anjali..." series is a blockbuster. Awesome narration :)

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    1. Hehe Sandeepan... Thanks dude :)

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  7. cant wait to read the next episode.. its cool, Jahid. :-)

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  8. He He...now I finally get to know story...!!..BTW making calls with locked keypad...even we used to do that ..ours was easy as we had quite a simple number 238112.for GH...no 9...except the 8 was a bit tricky..

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    1. Hehe Binesh, good to know that U guys also have the same experience :)

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  9. You stopped at such a crucial juncture .. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot dude. I am glad U found it interesting :)

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  10. Awesome series....badly waiting for the next part...curious to know...

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  11. Hie Jahid...got ur mail and came at ur place to read ur posts. And it is so very interesting..I am so happy to read series post after a long time..waiting for next soon :)
    You are doing good...Keep writing n rocking :)

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    1. Thank U so much Riya. I am so glad U found it interesting :) Thanks for ur inspiration!

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  12. "What if she's taller than me?" LOL That was way too cute :)
    Waiting eagerly for the next post in the series.

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    1. Thanks Sudha, for visiting :) Will surely try to write some more on it!

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  13. IT IS REALLY INTERESTING..ACTUALLY WE CAME TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR AFFAIR VERY LATE...ANYWAY YOU ARE A DAMN GOOD STORY TELLER..I ONCE COMMENTED. YOU SHOULD REALLY TRY YOUR HAND IN WRITTING IN A PROFESSIONAL WAY..WAITING FOR UR NEXT DOSE...

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    1. Really nice to see ur comment Uday. So, how U doing? Thanks a lot for ur wonderful comment :)

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  14. Ahh!!! the hefty phone bills always took the toll. :P Well!!! just like you I too used my hostel phone to chit-chat with old buddies ( no boyfriend can afford me :P ) until they found out and banned the night calls. But then the Good Reliance came with their night plans and college memories became a bliss. :)

    Waiting for the catena soon.
    Ciao Jahid :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Surbhi for visiting. Nice to know that you also used your hostel phone:) Do Reliance was your savior :) I am glad U liked my story.

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  15. Awesome buildup there! Pura Hollywood cliffhanger ending

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  16. Beautiful post, so we get to see and know about the girl in the next part. Imagine, at that time, you would have never thought that you two might end up together, and you would one day be sharing your union with so many friends in the net.

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    1. Thanks Rama. Yeah, never thought we might end up together, not only after our first meeting but even after meeting several times :)

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  17. Too much yaar :) Movie hall me power supply peak of action moment me bandh ho jane se jo jo outcry churu ho jate hai -mein bhi wohi kar raha hoon ab.
    Next installment please :)

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    1. Hehe Mrinmoy Da :) I will post it very soon. Sincerely appreciate ur interest!

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  18. Those were good old days, now we can find a person on Social Networking site and it kills the romance. BTW, you could have asked her height, weight etc, why only skin color?

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    1. Hehe Saru :) she didn't reveal anything that time!

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  19. Where is the next part? I don't see any link :(

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    1. Will have to write the next part :)

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  20. your story has inspired me to pen down my love story..:)

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    1. Aha! that so nice of U. I am glad that my post inspired you to pen down Ur love story :)

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  21. Oh God it's really amazing! I am almost chewing my nails in anticipation.

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    1. Hehe.. glad U enjoyed the story so much Stallion !!

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