I was watching the movie ‘Jhoota Hi Sahi‘ in a multiplex when my phone started vibrating. Since, it was a call from an unknown number, I ignored the call and rejected it. After a few moments, I again get a call from the same number, I ignored it once again. However, the caller didn’t give up and tried calling me for 2 more times and I chose the same action as before. However, now I was a bit worried as to why that unknown number has been trying to reach me. Maybe, I was worried more due to effect of movie I was watching. In the movie, John Abraham used to get calls from strangers who were thinking of committing suicide and called for counseling help.
For a moment, I thought I should call back that moment itself, as who knew that caller maybe really needed some counseling. I also thought who knew this might be the call I have waiting for, all my life so far. Who knew it maybe my lucky day and the stranger was my dream girl like Sid finds his dream girl in the movie ‘Jhoota hi Sahi’. In hindsight, I can tell that my thought process was seriously influenced by what I had been watching for last two hours. I almost decided to call him up but then The Miser Me reared its head and advised me that I should use my 500 free sms per month service. Last month, I only managed to use about 50 smses. I took his advice. Then, began an interesting sms conversation which managed to keep me awake while the emotional melodramatic climax in the movie was unfolding.
me: Who are you?
stranger: I am sure.
me: Sure? Who?
stranger: Your number is myne.
(He again tried calling me. I rejected. Then he sent me an sms. By the way, you may have noticed that i have started using ‘he’ instead of ‘stranger’. If you are wondering how i deduced his gender, it is because such asshole behavior is generally, found in male species.)
stranger: who are you?
me: I am anurag. who are you?
stranger: Plz tell me your name.
stranger: Where do you live?
stranger: Who gave you this number?
I ignored and decided to switch off my phone and call him after the movie is over. After the movie, i called the stranger and not surprisingly, the stranger was ‘he’. He said that the number from which i am calling is his number. I tried to give him a logical explanation that maybe the Airtel guys recycle the number which have become invalid due to not being used for a certain period of time. I am not sure he bought my logical reasoning but i decided to disconnect then and buy a cup of coffee to get over the movie and the stranger.