# I have a virtual date in London

Yet another one of those late night chats in which I set up a virtual date for apple pie and ice cream with a Canadian grad. **yours_truly00_2000**: Hi **root_node**: Hi yours **yours_truly00_2000**: 🙂 **root_node**: What’re you doing, up so early? **yours_truly00_2000**: early?? **root_node**: 9:30 **yours_truly00_2000**: it’s like 9:00 pm hea in Canada **root_node**: Gosh, that’s late then. Get to bed! **yours_truly00_2000**: lolz **root_node**: You from Mumbai? **yours_truly00_2000**: 9 o’clock ain’t that late ;P **yours_truly00_2000**: nope **root_node**: Indian? **yours_truly00_2000**: btw…… whatcha doin’ up so early yo ‘self huh?? **yours_truly00_2000**: yes, an Indian **root_node**: Me, I’m not awake. I’m sleep-chatting **yours_truly00_2000**: 😀 **yours_truly00_2000**: yeah , that makes sense **yours_truly00_2000**: hehe **root_node**: Where in Canada are you? **yours_truly00_2000**: B.C. **yours_truly00_2000**: are u from Bombay? **root_node**: In Bombay, not from. **yours_truly00_2000**: 😛 **root_node**: Where are you from? **yours_truly00_2000**: I thought I told ya **yours_truly00_2000**: didn’t I ? **root_node**: I mean where from India? **yours_truly00_2000**: oh **yours_truly00_2000**: I’m a Gujarati **yours_truly00_2000**: 😉 **root_node**: Does the ID “tony_bam_bam” ring a bell? **yours_truly00_2000**: ummmmm…..no. **yours_truly00_2000**: I don’t think so **root_node**: The reason I ask is, a couple of months ago… **root_node**: this guy came over to this chat room, and asked **root_node**: if there were “any Patels around” **yours_truly00_2000**: lolz **root_node**: He wanted to learn Gujrati, so he could impress his **root_node**: GF, who was at college. **root_node**: The best I could do was help him out with Hindi. **yours_truly00_2000**: lolz **root_node**: Hope the poor bloke never tried it out **yours_truly00_2000**: hehe **yours_truly00_2000**: he probably ended up gettin’ a slap on his face **root_node**: That would’ve been the start. **root_node**: You ever slapped anyone? (Or got slapped?) **yours_truly00_2000**: The guy’s GF…” Tane Gujarati nati aavadtu!!! ” *SLAP* **yours_truly00_2000**: ooooh , that’s neva been da case for me **root_node**: What does that mean: “Tane…” **yours_truly00_2000**: ” You can’t speak no Gujarati !!” **yours_truly00_2000**: hehe **root_node**: And why is that “neva been da case…”? **yours_truly00_2000**: just cuz I’m a goodie goodie **root_node**: Gosh, never thought I’d meet somebody goodie goodie on the Net!! **yours_truly00_2000**: have u ever been slapped? **yours_truly00_2000**: lol **root_node**: So, you’ve never sneaked a cookie out of its jar, have you? **yours_truly00_2000**: maybe earlier when I was a kid **root_node**: Yes, I’ve been slapped all right. 3 times, if I remember. **root_node**: But that’s by my mom, and for not being goodie goodie! **yours_truly00_2000**: but I wouldn’t get slapped for that! **yours_truly00_2000**: lol@ 3 times **root_node**: No, actually, I’ve been slapped once after that. **yours_truly00_2000**: really? **root_node**: I was driving my scooter to college, and **yours_truly00_2000**: who slapped ya? **root_node**: I banged into this aayah who was crossing the road. **root_node**: Not that I meant to, but… **root_node**: And she slapped me so hard, that my glasses fell off! **yours_truly00_2000**: awwww, u poor thing **root_node**: I ran away, of course. (Left the scooter behind) **yours_truly00_2000**: lol **root_node**: She seemed a bit too formidable. **yours_truly00_2000**: btw…. wot’s an aayah? **root_node**: Um… sort of like a maid-servant? **yours_truly00_2000**: a maid slapped ya?? **root_node**: Pretty hard **yours_truly00_2000**: how could she!?!?!? **root_node**: Can’t demonstrate, I’m afraid. You’ll have to use your imagination **yours_truly00_2000**: lol **root_node**: Are you in school? **yours_truly00_2000**: uni. **yours_truly00_2000**: u ? **root_node**: I just graduated. Working (and earning money! wow — feels so good) **yours_truly00_2000**: 😛 **yours_truly00_2000**: what sorta work do ya do? **root_node**: I’m a consultant. 🙁 **yours_truly00_2000**: why the 🙁 ? **root_node**: Well, lots of people don’t like consultants. **root_node**: You know the jokes, right? **root_node**: A consultant takes your watch and tells you the time. **root_node**: A consultant comes uninvited and tells you how many sheep you have, **root_node**: and takes your dog, Etc. etc. etc. **root_node**: BTW, which univ are you at? **root_node**: A couple of my friends are at York and McGill **yours_truly00_2000**: <------ likes consultants though **yours_truly00_2000**: .. or maybe a consultant **yours_truly00_2000**: I go to UBC **root_node**: <---- likes yours_truly :-x **yours_truly00_2000**: awwww, that’s sweet **yours_truly00_2000**: 😀 **yours_truly00_2000**: :turns away from **root_node** and blushes. **root_node**: <----- waits to get slapped... **yours_truly00_2000**: LOL **root_node**: What’s your major? **yours_truly00_2000**: Business Admin. **root_node**: Ouch!! **yours_truly00_2000**: whaa? **root_node**: I just did my MBA too. That ain’t good…. **yours_truly00_2000**: 😉

**root_node**: All the people I see around me **root_node**: are BBA, MBA, etc. **yours_truly00_2000**: lol **yours_truly00_2000**: …and that’s not good… why? **root_node**: Well… actually, it’s good. But then, I’d rather you said “Abstract poetry” or something. **root_node**: Now, THAT’s an exotic major **yours_truly00_2000**: 😀 **root_node**: Do you read poetry? **yours_truly00_2000**: in school , yes **yours_truly00_2000**: do u? **root_node**: Nope. I’ve this disease. I’m allergic to poetry. In fact… **root_node**: every time I read a book that has verse inbetween, **root_node**: I just can’t read the verse! My eyes refuse to go to that part!! **yours_truly00_2000**: oh dear **yours_truly00_2000**: you’ve gotta like poetry! **root_node**: The only exception till date has been “The Mouse’s Tail” in Alice in Wonderland. **root_node**: You’ve read it? **yours_truly00_2000**: nope **yours_truly00_2000**: is it any good? **root_node**: It’s cute. The poetry is written in the shape of a mouse’s tail **yours_truly00_2000**: 😛 **root_node**: I like limericks too. But that’s about it. **yours_truly00_2000**: i c **yours_truly00_2000**: can I ask u a question? **root_node**: Sure… **yours_truly00_2000**: how *young* are you? **yours_truly00_2000**: 😉 **root_node**: Not at all. Take a guess… **yours_truly00_2000**: 20? **root_node**: When I meant “not at all”, I meant *VERY* old. **yours_truly00_2000**: around 60? **root_node**: Not THAT old. **yours_truly00_2000**: LOL **root_node**: But it sure feels old. OK, lower… **yours_truly00_2000**: jus messin’ wit ya **yours_truly00_2000**: 50? **yours_truly00_2000**: 45?? **root_node**: Lower!! **yours_truly00_2000**: LOL **yours_truly00_2000**: 30? **yours_truly00_2000**: 25? **root_node**: Lower. **root_node**: Higher **yours_truly00_2000**: huh? **root_node**: 26, actually. **yours_truly00_2000**: 26? **yours_truly00_2000**: hmmmm **root_node**: why? **yours_truly00_2000**: that’s not too old **root_node**: It sure feels really old… **yours_truly00_2000**: r u married? **root_node**: Compared to the days my dad could lift me, at least! **root_node**: Nope, unmarried. **yours_truly00_2000**: got a gf? **root_node**: The pleasures of a bachelor’s life are still mine. **yours_truly00_2000**: oh okay **root_node**: What about you? Are you 20? **yours_truly00_2000**: lower actually **root_node**: 18? **yours_truly00_2000**: yep **yours_truly00_2000**: I’m 18. **root_node**: Guess you’d be in your first year, then. BF? **yours_truly00_2000**: naaw, no bf **root_node**: Oh dear me, you poor thing… why not? **yours_truly00_2000**: broke up wit mah ex last yr **root_node**: Oh… too bad. **root_node**: Was he fun? **yours_truly00_2000**: ?? **root_node**: I mean, was he humorous? **yours_truly00_2000**: sure he was **root_node**: Yeah, that’s the kind of BF/GF I’d like. Someone who’s fun to be with. **yours_truly00_2000**: 😉 **root_node**: I sure’d like to be with someone with a good sense of humour! **yours_truly00_2000**: thas kewl **root_node**: What do you do when free, apart from chatting up with strange old men from Mumbai? **yours_truly00_2000**: lol@ strange old men **yours_truly00_2000**: I like swimming, playin’ tennis wit dad on da weekends, skating, **yours_truly00_2000**: sleeping (:-)), watchin’ movies..etc. **yours_truly00_2000**: yourself? **root_node**: Good lord, the outdoor types!! **root_node**: I’m the “indoor types” **yours_truly00_2000**: what sorta stuff? **root_node**: Eating, sleeping (OK, we got that in common), reading, talking **root_node**: ummm… anything else that’s useless. **yours_truly00_2000**: lol **root_node**: Actually, I like doing nothing the best. **yours_truly00_2000**: LOL **yours_truly00_2000**: you crack me up **root_node**: You know, sitting at home, not sleeping… not reading.. not eating… **root_node**: that’s the best way to enjoy life. **yours_truly00_2000**: 😛 **root_node**: Of course, even better would be to get paid for it **root_node**: Hey, have you ever modelled for a painting? **yours_truly00_2000**: moi?? **yours_truly00_2000**: haha **yours_truly00_2000**: naah **root_node**: That’s the perfect job!! You just sit there while the guy paints you, **yours_truly00_2000**: lol **root_node**: and you’d get paid for it!! I’m going to **root_node**: hunt around for some painters in the locality!! **yours_truly00_2000**: 🙂 **root_node**: What movies do you watch? **yours_truly00_2000**: English and Hindi movies **yours_truly00_2000**: u? **root_node**: Add Tamil to the list. **yours_truly00_2000**: Vannakam **root_node**: Gosh!! How’d you know that!?!? **yours_truly00_2000**: 😉 **yours_truly00_2000**: I have mah sources **root_node**: Not fair!! I don’t know a WORD of Gujrati. **yours_truly00_2000**: lol **root_node**: Well,… except for “Tane…” oops.. I forgot that too! **yours_truly00_2000**: LOL **root_node**: Seen Dil Chahta Hein? **yours_truly00_2000**: yeah , I saw it yesterday **root_node**: Liked it? **yours_truly00_2000**: ummm..errrrmm..uhh **yours_truly00_2000**: I guess **root_node**: OK, not quite I guess. **root_node**: Why not

**root_node**: I mean, what didn’t you like **yours_truly00_2000**: I didn’t quite get the story **root_node**: Ah…. **yours_truly00_2000**: and my Hindu sucks **root_node**: Oh… OK. Actually, I loved it! **root_node**: Especially that part with Saif Ali Khan. I’m kind-of like that. **yours_truly00_2000**: 🙂 **yours_truly00_2000**: he’s kinda cute **root_node**: I think Aamir’s the cutest of the lot, though. **root_node**: Except for Saif’s voice. That was so funny! **yours_truly00_2000**: 😀 **root_node**: What’s your all-time favourite movie? **yours_truly00_2000**: hmmmmm…. Mary Poppins **yours_truly00_2000**: yours? **root_node**: Oh, I haven’t seen Mary Poppins! **root_node**: My favourite is Roman Holiday. **yours_truly00_2000**: neva heard of that **root_node**: !!!!! You can’t be serious!! **yours_truly00_2000**: I haven’t **yours_truly00_2000**: seriously **root_node**: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn…. **root_node**: It’s her FIRST movie!! **yours_truly00_2000**: me don’t know **root_node**: Really, you ought to see it. It’s fabulous!! **yours_truly00_2000**: 😛 **root_node**: It’s about a princess, who doesn’t like being a princess, **root_node**: so she runs away, and a reporter finds her, **root_node**: and he knows she’s the princess, but she doesn’t **root_node**: know he knows, and they go around the city, while he secretly **root_node**: takes snaps of her, and then they go to a dance, fall in love, but then the **root_node**: princess has to go back, so he drops her at the palace, **root_node**: and finally,…. no I won’t tell you the ending. **root_node**: It’s just incredible! **yours_truly00_2000**: :-O **root_node**: And I’ve got to see Mary Poppins too. It’s been on my list for too long. **yours_truly00_2000**: 😉 **root_node**: Who’s acted in it? **yours_truly00_2000**: can u talk on da mic? **root_node**: Nope. I’m at office, and the guy next to me is a bit paranoid about noises… **root_node**: In fact, every time I’m on the phone, there’s this **root_node**: perpetual “hush hush” sound that he keeps making behind me! **root_node**: Hey, Mary Poppins has Julie Andrews!! I didn’t know that. **yours_truly00_2000**: hey **yours_truly00_2000**: u there?? **root_node**: Yup… you been getting my messages? **yours_truly00_2000**: sorry , I got d/c **yours_truly00_2000**: 🙁 **root_node**: Are you on a dial-up **yours_truly00_2000**: yea **root_node**: Well, it sure is much faster than the dial-ups around here! **root_node**: Do you chat often? **yours_truly00_2000**: yeah , on da weekends **yours_truly00_2000**: u ? **root_node**: I started chatting every weekend… **root_node**: but a couple of months ago, I met this person, with whom **root_node**: I went out for dinner. In which she revealed herself, (amidst tears) **root_node**: to be a chain smoker, alcoholic, drug addict, and a lesbian, and introduced me **yours_truly00_2000**: :-O **root_node**: to the gay DJ she was currently living with. **root_node**: And there’s court cases pending against her in 3 cities. **yours_truly00_2000**: whoa **root_node**: And I’d adopted her as my daughter on the Internet!! **root_node**: So I’ve kind of taken to staying away from chat rooms, and trying to recover **root_node**: (just kidding!) **yours_truly00_2000**: LOL **yours_truly00_2000**: that’s crazy **root_node**: I came online today to chat with a friend at SF. She wasn’t around, though… **root_node**: Yeah, it’s crazy. But though I said it **root_node**: in a funny way, (and it’s true), poor thing was really confused. **root_node**: Her father’s a big-shot at SAIL. IIT-IIM and all that. **root_node**: And she’s got some problems at home, I think. **yours_truly00_2000**: how old is she? **root_node**: 21 **yours_truly00_2000**: k. **root_node**: Strange, really.. how life can change some people. **yours_truly00_2000**: yea **root_node**: From what she tells me, she was nothing like this when she was a kid. **root_node**: Hmm… how’bout you? What were you like when you were a kid? **yours_truly00_2000**: you’d hafta ask mommy **yours_truly00_2000**: hehe **root_node**: And what might she say? **yours_truly00_2000**: that I was a perfect angel **yours_truly00_2000**: j/k **root_node**: j/k? **yours_truly00_2000**: just kidding **root_node**: Ok,… which still leaves the “little angel’s” childhood activities…? **yours_truly00_2000**: I dunno **yours_truly00_2000**: I think I was a good kid **root_node**: I mean, what did YOU feel like when you were a kid? **root_node**: Have you changed? **yours_truly00_2000**: sure I have! **yours_truly00_2000**: I’m not a kid anymore **root_node**: In what ways? **yours_truly00_2000**: 😉 **yours_truly00_2000**: I’m more mature wit my ways **root_node**: I’m told I was very cute and cuddly as a kid. **yours_truly00_2000**: do you think you’ve changed at all from the age of 6 till now? **root_node**: I kinda disagree. I look horribly fat. **root_node**: Not that I don’t right now… but I’d remove the horribly from it. And I’m not cute AT ALL. **root_node**: But as for viewpoint, yeah, I’ve changed in some ways. **root_node**: I don’t know if I like it, though. **root_node**: I still have the innocence I had as a kid. I trust everybody and everything. **yours_truly00_2000**: 🙂

**root_node**: But I lost the carefreeness of childhood somewhere along the way, and am trying to get it back. **root_node**: These days, I’m more cautious, more… sober, etc. **yours_truly00_2000**: do u drink? **root_node**: Nope. Do you? **yours_truly00_2000**: na **root_node**: Why not? **yours_truly00_2000**: do u smoke? **root_node**: Not that either. And I suppose you don’t, too. **yours_truly00_2000**: yea, neither do I **root_node**: Why? Don’t like it? Scared to? Never tried? **yours_truly00_2000**: never tried it … and never want to **root_node**: I tried some wine, actually. Couldn’t stand the taste. **yours_truly00_2000**: well, a few drinks might be aiite **yours_truly00_2000**: you don’t like wine? **root_node**: It tasted too bitter. It was red wine, I think. **yours_truly00_2000**: i c **root_node**: I stupidly bought it when I was at Paris, figuring that if I’m in France, may as well buy wines… **root_node**: But neither I, nor my parents, nor my GF liked it. **yours_truly00_2000**: kewl **yours_truly00_2000**: r u a Maharashtrian? **root_node**: As always, chocolates are the best thing to buy anywhere! **root_node**: No, I’m a Madrasi. **yours_truly00_2000**: **root_node**: You like chocolates? **yours_truly00_2000**: luv’em!! **yours_truly00_2000**: u ? **root_node**: Me too! **yours_truly00_2000**: **root_node**: White chocolates, especially. **root_node**: I’m quite capable of finishing of a kg of chocolates a meal. **yours_truly00_2000**: hehe **root_node**: And if they’re white, 2 kgs!! **root_node**: I like ice-cream too. Actually, my favourite dish (varies, but mostly) **root_node**: is hot apple pie with ice cream. **yours_truly00_2000**: I hate white chocolate **yours_truly00_2000**: it makes me feel as if I’m eating milk bars **root_node**: Gosh! I disown you!! **root_node**: **yours_truly00_2000**: sowwie , but I don’t like’em **yours_truly00_2000**: hehe **root_node**: Actually, I’m in a minority. Very few people I know like white chocolate. **yours_truly00_2000**: ooooh, apple pie wit ice cream!! **yours_truly00_2000**: I really want some dessert now **root_node**: Me too… hey have you had dinner? **yours_truly00_2000**: yes I have **yours_truly00_2000**: have u? **root_node**: And dessert too? Already? **yours_truly00_2000**: wanna go out for ice cream? **root_node**: Sure. Shall we? **yours_truly00_2000**: lets! **yours_truly00_2000**: **root_node**: Where to, though? There’s a good cafe at London. About mid-way, I think? **yours_truly00_2000**: lol **yours_truly00_2000**: oh , we could meet up there then **yours_truly00_2000**: or maybe I can come pick ya up **yours_truly00_2000**: <----- has a private jetplane **root_node**: That would be great too. No landing strip near my office, though **yours_truly00_2000**: **root_node**: Not to worry — I’ll climb to the rooftop, and you can pull me up by rope **yours_truly00_2000**: I’ll make one then **yours_truly00_2000**: oh that could do too then **root_node**: Have you seen “The Matrix”? **root_node**: Got disconnected again? **yours_truly00_2000**: sorry **root_node**: what happened? **yours_truly00_2000**: got d/c **root_node**: No problem — that’s another thing we could fix when you drop by with your airplane. **yours_truly00_2000**: ello? **yours_truly00_2000**: **root_node**: We’ll get you a good wireless connection! **yours_truly00_2000**: hehe **yours_truly00_2000**: okay , so you ready then ? **root_node**: Sure. How long will it take you? **yours_truly00_2000**: it won’t take too long **root_node**: OK, I’ll take the elevator in a couple of minutes, then. **yours_truly00_2000**: okie dokie **root_node**: I may have to break a few doors, but for you, anything! **yours_truly00_2000**: awwww **yours_truly00_2000**: lol **root_node**: How late is it there? **yours_truly00_2000**: it’s 10:15 pm hea **yours_truly00_2000**: what’s the time there? **root_node**: 10:45AM. **root_node**: Exactly 12 hours! **yours_truly00_2000**: yea **yours_truly00_2000**: u sure u wanna have dessert in the morning? **root_node**: Hmm… this also means you’re talking to me from yesterday night — Saturday! **root_node**: Sure, why not dessert in the morning? Dessert’s good at any time of the day! (or night!) **yours_truly00_2000**: aiite then **root_node**: Have you ever wanted to be a pilot? **yours_truly00_2000**: no , not really **yours_truly00_2000**: have u? **root_node**: Naah. But I always wanted to fly. Like Superman. **yours_truly00_2000**: **root_node**: Still want to, frankly **yours_truly00_2000**: hehe **root_node**: Disconnected again? **yours_truly00_2000**: no , I’m still hea **root_node**: Oo.. guess we’ve run out of topics, then!! **root_node**: That can’t be! **yours_truly00_2000**: you’ve gotta think of something!! **yours_truly00_2000**: Quick!! **root_node**: Tell me something about yourself, will you? **root_node**: Stuff that you haven’t told anyone. **root_node**: We can swap secrets! **yours_truly00_2000**: lolz **yours_truly00_2000**: yeah sure I’d like to do that **root_node**: OK, then! Start.. **yours_truly00_2000**: swapping secrets wit someone I just met like half an hour ago!! **yours_truly00_2000**: **root_node**: Yeah… my dad would think me crazy if he heard!

**yours_truly00_2000**: we might as well not then **yours_truly00_2000**: don’t ya think? **yours_truly00_2000**: unless ofcourse you really wanna tell me your secrets **root_node**: Depends. are you going to tell my dad what I told him? (If you do, I’ll poke a hole in your jet plane!!) **yours_truly00_2000**: a hole in my jetplane?? **yours_truly00_2000**: don’t you even….!!! **root_node**: Yaah! So don’t you dare tell anyone my secrets! **yours_truly00_2000**: I won’t **root_node**: So, what’s your secret? **yours_truly00_2000**: I’m a lesbian **yours_truly00_2000**: well, a homo **yours_truly00_2000**: LOL **root_node**: Noo….. this can’t be… you too? I’m a lesbian too!!! **yours_truly00_2000**: j/k **yours_truly00_2000**: wowwy!!!!!!!!!!! **yours_truly00_2000**: is this a dream come true???? **root_node**: My darkest secret. No one knows. **yours_truly00_2000**: lol@ your darkest secret **yours_truly00_2000**: **root_node**: In fact, no one even knows I’m a girl. They all think I’m a guy (funny, really) **yours_truly00_2000**: **root_node**: And even then, they don’t believe I like girls more than guys!! **yours_truly00_2000**: lol **root_node**: Every time I go to a disco and tell girls I’m a lesbian, and would they… well, **root_node**: dance with me, they kind of run away. **root_node**: The girls won’t even understand my feelings!! God, I’m so happy to have met you **yours_truly00_2000**: me too, me too! **yours_truly00_2000**: I’m soooooooooooo berry beery glad **yours_truly00_2000**: oh God! I’m even more tempted to have dessert wit u now! **root_node**: **yours_truly00_2000**: **root_node**: Uh… just one thing. I’m not going back to your place after the first dessert itself, though. **root_node**: I want to be properly dated! **yours_truly00_2000**: awww man! **yours_truly00_2000**: just when I thought I could bring ya home wit me **root_node**: No way! What do you think? I’m a PROPER LADY! **yours_truly00_2000**: ( Aside: yea right) **yours_truly00_2000**: LOL@ proper lady **root_node**: OK, then, so… what’s your real secret? **yours_truly00_2000**: u tell me yours **root_node**: Hmm… lemme see… **root_node**: OK, there was this girl who studied with me at school. **root_node**: And when I was in class 3, we had this play. The Sleeping Beauty. **root_node**: She was the princess, and I was the prince. **root_node**: The last scene (where the prince is supposed to kiss the princess) was **root_node**: changed for our benefit, and in my case, I just got to put my hand on her head. **root_node**: Her name’s {censored}, and she grew up to be the most beautiful girl I ever laid my eyes on. **root_node**: Till date, I never have gotten over the fact that it could’ve been me, giving her the first kiss! **yours_truly00_2000**: aaaawwww, that’s so sweet! **root_node**: I lost touch with her for a long time. **yours_truly00_2000**: **root_node**: It was only 6 months ago that I learnt from a friend that **root_node**: she was working for {censored} at {censored}. **root_node**: I hadn’t even tried to get in touch with her for all these years, **root_node**: just scared of what I’d say to her, and **root_node**: stuff. I learnt that she’s engaged. Now, here’s where the irony starts. **yours_truly00_2000**: she’s engaged?? **root_node**: She’s engaged to a guy named Anand. (My name’s Anand.) **yours_truly00_2000**: **root_node**: That Anand plays the keyboard really well. (So do I) **yours_truly00_2000**: whoaaa **root_node**: He’s from IIM-A. (I’m from IIM-B.) **root_node**: He’s a tamil brahmin. (So am I) **yours_truly00_2000**: :-O **yours_truly00_2000**: is he YOU?????? **root_node**: Naaah!! **root_node**: That would’ve been too good to be true. But no. **yours_truly00_2000**: twins??? **root_node**: I saw their wedding snaps (yeah, she’s married now — sob sob)! But no, not twins (at least to my knowledge) **yours_truly00_2000**: do u ever regret not keeping in touch? **root_node**: Well… actually no. **root_node**: I mean, for all that she was a wonderful girl and all that, **root_node**: my life’s been great the way it is. **yours_truly00_2000**: **root_node**: So there, that’s MY secret. **yours_truly00_2000**: yep **root_node**: Your turn, now. **yours_truly00_2000**: *cough* *cough* **root_node**: (clear your throat as well!) **yours_truly00_2000**: I think I should tell u once I come pick ya up **yours_truly00_2000**: **yours_truly00_2000**: we’ll have something to talk to over dessert **root_node**: Naah, not fair!! Tell me now, please? Please? Pretty please? **yours_truly00_2000**: lol **yours_truly00_2000**: I don’t think I’ve really had any such secrets yet **root_node**: Oh, it doesn’t have to be “such” a secret. Anything goes! **yours_truly00_2000**: can’t think of anything **yours_truly00_2000**: u there?? **root_node**: Well… why not invent one then? And tell me about it before you hop on to your jet? **root_node**: I mean, what kind of a secret would you LIKE to have? **yours_truly00_2000**: I don’t need secrets in my life **yours_truly00_2000**: My life’s an open book **root_node**: Hmm… is it? Really? **yours_truly00_2000**: uh huh **root_node**: You’re a really lucky person, then. **root_node**: Stay that way if you can! **yours_truly00_2000**: I will **yours_truly00_2000**: thanks

**root_node**: Chalo, let me not keep this goodie goodie girl past her bedtime. **root_node**: Take care, and make sure you think of me every time you have dessert!! **yours_truly00_2000**: hehe **yours_truly00_2000**: **yours_truly00_2000**: I’ll see to that **yours_truly00_2000**: been lovely talkin’ to ya Anand **root_node**: Bye! Nice chatting to you. **yours_truly00_2000**: byee