Monday, January 9, 2012


A couple of days ago I had gone to market. It was around 11:30 am or so. Suddenly I saw someone who looked very familiar. As I came closer it struck me that we had been colleagues about 30 years ago. We shared many a similar thoughts but our relationship was sweet and sour. It was basically due to nature of my job and his position in the organization. He too looked at me trying to place me. On my saying hello with warmth, he too responded with equal gusto. We spoke to each other may be for 5 minutes trying to catch up how things are. On parting we exchanged our mobiles numbers. His name was still eluding me but after some time I recalled it as, let us say Sharma. So I saved his number on my mobile to call up later and speak at leisure.

In the evening my mobile rang and showed it was Sharma calling. So I picked up and said,” Hello Sharma , so nice of you to call up.”

There was a little pause and then the caller asked,” How did you know it was me calling up?”

I,” Stop joking, did we not exchange numbers in the morning.”

He,” We never met today. Are you dreaming as usual or what?”

I,” Enough friend. I am so happy that we met in the market after so many years.”

There was loud guffaw and then he somehow managed to say,” I met you? Don’t tell me you took a swing in the morning itself as you were quite stickler for drinking only after sunset.”

Now I was quite puzzled. Then he told,” You met Verma in the morning and I got your number from him.”

Verma also was a colleague around the same time at the same place. So the memory played good trick making me get in touch with two old friends.


Tanvi said...

Haha! Good, it all ended with laughs and getting back in touch old colleagues!

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Chakoli said...

Hahaha... good getting your old frds back is just amazing :)

☆ Rià ღ said...

ha ha that was good! :) Its always good to catch up with old friends isn't it!

Komal Ali said...

Haha, sweet! It's mostly good to discover really old friends. :-)

Hope you're doing great!

Alka Gurha said...

Ha, ah but always good to meet old friends.

Upasna said...

hehe, it's fun to catch up after many yrs! :)

♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫ said...

Catching up with old friends is always fun :)

Neha said...

ha ha ha...happens with the best of us. Once I met a batchmate and kept referring to her by the name Shalini. Only when she was leaving, she told me that was not her name!

sulagna ™ said...

nothing is as good as family n old friends :)

Sonshu said...

Verma and Sharma sound like brothers. Such a cute happening! Getting in touch with long lost friends is so touching.

Now im laughing at my sentence? touch is touching? LOL. What's wrong with my humour.

Anyway. Seems like you had a lot of fun?

Me said...

hehehe... tussi great ho, Sirji.

Shreya said...

Lol! This is nice, I mean old friends, old memories and all. The way you met them is nice, can be a theme for some short film. lol :) And it happens, we forget name but remember everything about that old friend when they meet you out of the blues. :)

Harman said...

ha haaa.haa
sharma ,verma..sounds same too
good one!

Jack said...


It was fun alright. Take care


Very true, even when one is butt of joke later. Take care


Yes, so many memories come flooding. Take care


You go back on trip to past and laugh. I am fine. How about you? Take care

Jack said...


It is such a pleasure. Take care


It is such a emotional journey to the past. Take care


Yes, it is so. Take care

Jack said...


I can well imagine how you must have felt after that. Take care


Meeting some close one after so many years is something one has to experience to understand. Take care

Jack said...


Nothing wrong with your humour. You used these in different ways but rhymed well. It was fun alright. Take care

ME :

Thank you ji. Take care


Looking forward to movie on this theme scripted by you. Take care


They rhyme well, isn't it? Made you laugh at least. Take care

in search of ...... said...

just 1 question...if it was sharma who took the number from come ur phone had the name sharma calling as m sure it was verma's number saved on ur phone as sharma unless n until sharma used verma,s phone to call u....srry had seen sherlock holmes recently....

Sakshi said...

This is so funny!

Amrita Tanmay said...

बहुत ही सुखद लग रहा होगा अपने मित्रों से एक लम्बे अरसे के बाद मिलना ..चलिए यादाश्त की कारगुजारी ज्यादा देर नहीं टिकती है .

♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫ said...

Thank you for your comment. Hope to see you soon :)

Jack said...

I S O .... :

So right you are Mr Holmes. Actually in the confusion galore created in that call I forgot to mention that he told me that he wanted to surprise me by calling from Verma's phone. That is why he was surprised when I said his name and there was pause before he spoke again. You really have an eye for details. Take care


I am glad you liked it. Did you read my previous post too as you have not said anything on that? Take care



Gayu said...

Friends make live beautiful...they are stress busters...!!!!

Irfanuddin said...

hahaaa....and it must have been very pleasant moment to meet them after so many years....

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

This is so cute :).

♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫ said...

Thank you for the comment :)

Jack said...


By the time I posted my replies you came over, so I missed you. You are most welcome. I enjoy reading your well written posts. This is for your latest one also. Take care


It surely gives such happy feelings. Take care


Yes, it was much more than pleasant. We met again after two days and caught up with all that has happened inbetween. Take care


Welcome to my space. Hope to see you often and have your valuable views. I am glad you enjoyed this post. I will visit you a s a p. Take care

Live2cherish said...

sharma-verma, lol!

How is 2012 turning up for you?

Chintan Gupta said...

It can be embarrassing to not place someone :D but I am wondering how come Verma gave you Sharma's number! I thought I missed something, hence got to know from comments that the call was indeed made from Mr.Verma's number :D

I can be a detective :D

Jack said...

L2C :

Some mix up, isn't it? Well, 2012 is going as good as it could be. As you say Live 2 Cherish. Take care


Well, I did confess in my post that it took me sometime to recollect the name which ultimately turned out to be wrong. And that is what created the fun. It is nice to have detectives, one is already here Mr Holmes and now Ms Maple too. LOL. Take care

Ellen said...

Happens to anyone around our age, I guess. :-) But this time.. wonderfully!

♪♪Happy Go Lucky♪♪ said...

Hahaha :)

Jack said...


Right you are and I am glad that this made me get connected with two friends after a long time. Take care

H G L :

I am glad that this incident made you laugh. Take care

♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫ said...

Thank You for the lovely comment :)

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...


werent u embarrased when u realised ur friend realised u had forgotten friend #1's name ?

Jack said...


You are most welcome. It is pleasure to read you as you write well and from heart. Take care


Fortunately Verma took it is good spirits. It is different that he pulls my leg off and on now. Take care

Sarah said...

How are you Jack Uncle? Thanks for passing by my blog. I know its late.. But catching up now.

Jack said...


It is never too late to catch up with those one feels comfortable with, isn't it? I am so glad to see you here.

Take care