Friday, May 8, 2009

A grown-up thing!

Here is the plot... I am currently stationed in Gurgaon, doing my summer internships, for a period of two months. I stay with a couple of batchmates. Corporate life is kind of the same. Office starts at 9.30, ends at 6.30 and life has become a lot more monotonous. And with me being the eternal hardworker, I generally reach home before 7 pm. From then on, waiting for the clock to show bedtime can be quite an ordeal. That too given the fact that I am neither committed nor married, killing time is tougher than killing myself! Actually I have put in a lot of effort to become either of those, but to say they have been futile is an understatement. All that cannot be described in a blog. I have to write a novel. Will write it after I actually get married. The novel 'My stepping stones of success' will be released as a commemoration of my success!  :)

Lets get back to the story now. As I was saying, passing time has become really really tough for me and it is being aggravated by the lack of internet. There are a few tools to help me though - the table top and the lap top. The first one is a TV and the second one is a computer. (With quite a number of dirty minds reading my blog, I have to make myself clear ;)) But a continuous dose of either of them for 4 hours is beyond the tolerance level of anyone. So we often take a stroll around our place.

I know what you are thinking. 'You are 24 years old and still going for late night strolls with guys?!?' All I can say is, lipe eej haad. One day one of my roommates said there is a Porsche parked close to the place we stay. We decided to check that out and directed our legs to stroll towards it. We saw it, admired it, dreamt of buying it etc etc. Then we discovered there was a children's park right behind it. Given the fact that only people who are either jobless or have girl friends are up at 11 pm, the park was completely empty.

We decided to relive some of our childhood fantasies and went to the park. Boy oh boy, did we have so much fun? Yeah, we did. Swings, see-saws and slides. They just rock! Swings are stil the same going back and forth, but a lot more fun. Three 23 year olds swinging merrily into the depths of the night is quite a spectacle :D But the slide was a lot more scary. It was not even as high as me. But it gave butterflies in my stomach. It was that friendly old slide. The one I had conquered umpteen number of times when I was a kid. The one in which I disregarded the ladder and went both up and down on the slide. The one which was sooooo high but was scaled by the courageous me! I guess some of the friendly ones turn scary when you neglect them for so long. And not to forget the see-saw. The mere thought of being on it makes me smile. How happily did we go up and down without realising that was what life is all about! But there were only three of us. So one of us had to do see-sawing that Zoozoo style! That was great fun and we even took turns at it  :)

It was just a matter of 30 minutes or so. But it gave a memory for life time. We grown ups doing crazy things in a children's park, in the darkness of the night, oblivious to everybody and later blogging about it. Hmmm... Hey, do you think the title of the post doesn't match it's content? I don't think so. After all,

What is the point in growing up if you can't be childish when you want!

Cheers  :)

P.S: Pray to God that someday I get to write that novel. You know what I mean...

7 comments:

Shri.... said...

dey, i can see u getting desperate day by day.. don worry everyone of us will write our novel one day :)
then i luvd the words, "Swings are stil the same going back and forth"

The Rat... said...

ha ha ha.. i can easily visualise a chickening image of u on top of the.... ermm... Slide... he hehe...

:P but true wat is to grow up if u cant re-live the kid in u... :-)

Cheers

Dr Roshan R said...

amen.. so true

archie said...

Lol.. Its so obvious how jobless u r.. Get married soon :)I can c u getting crazier n crazier.. But its a nice thing to feel ur childhood back..

Quicksilver said...

haha ! laptop na adhuva, disappointed !! btw was dhiru on the swing ?

swarna said...

hmmmm.. a cute n kiddo kinda blog(wit of course ..ur elements of laptop and table top..and the novel part ..dun worry u wud write a novel!!:P)
as of the rest... yup..no point in growin up if one cant keep one's childish nature alive(i had to struggle .. choosin my words carefully..)

The Jamist said...

" I guess some of the friendly ones turn scary when you neglect them for so long "
" How happily did we go up and down without realising that was what life is all about "

Great lines ... When life slows down, people do get Philosophical and get time to look back on those sweet old memories .. don't they :)

Good work machi !