(Continuing from at the crossroads: A stranger calls – part 3)
As I moved on from one chain of thought to another chain of thought, the bus also moved forward towards my destination. It was hard to tell who was changing gears quickly, my mind or the bus. Perhaps, this comparison is unjust as we were on different planes, one in the “real” world and the other in the “surreal” world. A slight vibration which gradually gained momentum, was the random event in this chaotic world which led back my mind to the real world.
It took me a moment to realize that the source of this vibration(irritation) was my mobile phone. The mobile screen was showing that an unknown number was calling me and it presented me with two options “Accept” or “Reject”. I thought wouldn’t life be simple if we could break down each situation in life with two options “Accept” or “Reject”. I suspected that this call may be yet another promotional offer which shall be offered to me in a sweet and courteous voice. At that moment, I felt I was in need of some sweetness in my life, so I selected the “Accept” option.
I was not wrong in my assumption of the voice at the other end being sweet, but I was wrong in assuming that there would be only one sweet voice at the other end. There was a conversation going on at the other end, in which I decided to “Accept” the invitation to overhear without interfering. It turned out to be exactly the conversation which I was desperate to hear.
A: “You know, I think he is not seriously interested in me.”
B: “Why do you think so?”
A: “I stalked his facebook profile and his comments on other’s profiles suggests that he is flirting with others as well.”
B: “Oh! you act like a baby. At least he has only a single profile, my boyfriend had two profiles and he thought that I didn’t knew about his other profile which he was using for another girl.”
A: “So, what did you do?”
B: “I contacted the other girl and told her about his double game. Then both of us dumped him and now we both are in a relationship.”
A: “With whom?”
B: “Silly! with one-another.”
A: “But what do I do in my case. Should I make any advances in our relationship?”
B: “I suggest you should. I know him very well. He is right now desperate for a girlfriend, that’s why he is flirting around with every facebook profile in his list which says ‘Gender: female’. But keeping his desperation aside, I know that once he finds someone who reciprocates his emotions, he shall be committed to him for entire life.”
A: “I guess, you are right about him. After all, you are his sister.”
I wanted to hear more but this interesting conversation was interrupted by another voice.
C: “Did you find the conversation you just heard interesting enough? If so, log on to xyz.com and watch full episodes of our brand new TV soap ‘Desperate Engineers’ from the makers of famous soaps like ‘How to screw up your date’ and ‘Give me more’.”
The conversation was definitely interesting and needless to say, later in the day, I logged onto xyz.com.