By An Anonymous Coward
All characters and situations are fictional and resemblance to any or both is completely coincidental.
A few days ago I started wondering where my social life went. What happened was that I had called up an old school friend to talk about the good olâ€™ days when he nearly dropped the phone at the sound of my voice and stammered out â€œdidnâ€™t you die in the earthquake?â€
It took quite a bit of time to explain that Ghaggar Patak was not in NWFP, but then I realized it wasnâ€™t his fault. My pet cat refused to recognize me, my parents were considering adoption because they wanted to hear â€œpitter patter voicesâ€ in the house again, and my neighborâ€™s youngest kid (heâ€™s the seventh one and his parents canâ€™t afford to keep him) had taken over my room and I was forced to sleep on a chaarpai placed in the lounge. The one good thing about all this was the fact that only I knew where the TV remote control was and I hid it in a different place every other night, just for revenge.
But the biggest drawback is the lack of sympathy I get from my friends. I was griping to one of them when she snapped â€œwhy did you come here to begin with?â€
â€œBecauseâ€¦ Iâ€¦ couldnâ€™tâ€¦ get intoâ€¦ IBAâ€¦?â€ I explained slowly so that even she would understand.
â€œbig f***in deal!â€ (She swears way too much for a girl whoâ€™s barely 5â€™ 3â€™â€™) â€œThere was always CBM.â€
â€œThis is the only management place that has a design department, woman! I actually thought thereâ€™d be hot girls here! But just my luck, there are three hot girls and theyâ€™re already takenâ€
â€œHa ha. Poor you. By the way, I just LOVE the guy to girl ratio here!â€ she smirked and started stirring her 7th cup of tea.
It took all my will power to control myself from telling her that she shouldnâ€™t love it because nobody thought of her as a girl anyway, in fact most guys I know considered her a very irritating part of the scenery at TIP which should be removed immediately, by operation if necessary. But I also know that getting her started is a very painful way of suicide.
Getting any girl started is a very painful way of suicide. Iâ€™d prefer dying in an earthquake.
The funny thing is that now that I have 3 months off from the insane routine of getting up at dawn, taking a bus to nowhere, spending a day doing nothing, and taking a bus back from nowhere which drops me off a mile from home, in the evening, when Iâ€™m completely sick of life; and yet I still have no social life. My old friends have new friends now; my new friends are too sick of seeing me everyday to want to hang out in the vacations, and Iâ€™m just tired of sitting around wondering where my social life went.
When does uni start again?