Looking at the heading did you think that its about the proposal meetings for a project? Neah!!!!! C'mon, We ain't nuts to be discussing about that. Love is in the air, if not this time of the year, when else??This is about the meetings while proposing someones love to another person.
As per me proposing to a girl is one of the most difficult task to do. Its not as easy as it seems. Especially when you have been with the other person for a long time. The more the amount spent with the other person, the more difficult it becomes. Only in the movies, the hero and heroines fall in love in a jiffy. It takes only a song's time to fall in love. In real life even after trying for ages the other person wont even look at that person.
During my freshman year in college, one day I went to the library, you might ask what I was doing there, good question, I had to go there to collect my library card which I could use to borrow books from the library, which I never happened to use until I completed my course. While I was waiting in the line, the girl before me, all of a sudden just turned to see who joined in the queue behind her. It was like a lightning struck me, our eyes met and both of us could not take our eyes away from each other. Immediately song and all started playing inside my head. Suddenly a disturbing sound, "What is your roll number?" asked the librarian. It was like as if the electricity snapped off when you were watching some favourite song of yours.
The girl took her eyes from mine and turned towards the librarian. Wonder how the librarian could think of disconnecting the wi-fi connection between her and me. Once she got the library card she turned towards me looked at me and gave a smile. That's it, I went all the way till Pluto and bounced back (no wonder pluto got pushed out of our solar system) to the library to collect my library card.
Later with not much difficulty I found that she was in the EEE department. She was sitting next to a window. That's the day when my relationship with windows started, until now I am stuck with Windows. What, it started with a wooden window, now currently at windows XP. I used to go up and down to have another wi-fi connection but never managed to get one. My connection requests were always stopped by firewall set by her classmate.
Days just passed trying to ping, telnet, remoting, to make web service calls and to get acquainted but every attempt failed miserably. Finally after 3 years managed to get a intro to her and had a chance to talk to her, but it was all too late by then. She already got a proposal from the firewall guy in her class and she had accepted it. Sigh! this attempt fused off even before the system booted.
Suddenly I had an enlightment that before I graduate from college I have to propose at least once, to have a job winning resume. Then came the Feb 14th during my final year in college, the day when proposals fly left right and center. My friend and myself thought that if we leave this chance we wont ever get another one, without getting beaten up with high heel foot wears. So my friend and myself decided to propose for fun to the girls in the 2nd year (another non-beaten up strategy applied here) thinking it should be easier to propose to a junior. So I picked a girl who was the friend of the girl to whom my friend was going to propose, to do my mock proposal. All morning thinking how I to propose, I came up with the idea of a card. I made the card myself with the wordings "If you accept this card it automatically means you love me :)". After all you dont get anything without a condition in this materialistic World .I found this as a brilliant idea and wanted to patent it soon, as I wont have much problem in handing over the card and runaway without much talking to do. At the same time the girl will love me by taking the card.
It was around lunch time so my friends and myself were walking towards the hostel for lunch. Suddenly one guy comes running down the corridor shouting "KK she is coming!" (Yup! the whole hostel knew that I was going to do it). Now that it became a prestige issue, after all the talking that I did, I could not back out. I had to do it.
So I started walking towards her down the corridor and caught her with her friends in front of the placement office (whether they found jobs for us or not, they found out about this incident). I some how managed to get the guts to tell her "I need to talk to you.". After telling her this I went a couple of steps ahead and waited for her. While waiting I got scared what will I do if she accepts my proposal, because I was doing it for fun. While wondering about this she came near me. Keeping my fingers crossed I said "Can you take this card?"
When the whole world was quiet, seeing what I did, Suddenly there was huge roar from the opposite building first floor (U.S second floor). It was the CSE guys shouting "KK! KK! KK! KK!" like in some cricket match. Damn! Immediately a Niagara falls started from my face, Yes, I had a sweat rain more than what comes in Cherrapunji or Seattle. I felt awkward to take my handkerchief and wipe my face in front of her. So left it as it is. By then even she got scared and refused to take the card.
I wanted her to take the card some how, else it would become a big shame for me in front of all those guys around. So I told her "I am your senior, I am telling you to take, so you better take it.". She took the card with some hesitation. See politeness does not work, only power works in this World. Before anything adverse could happen I just fled from that place as fast as I can. Only after I reached hostel I realised that I became an instant hero, people whom I knew and didnt know came forward and congratulated me.
After this day, she was scared to come in front of me anywhere in the college. If I was in this end of the corridor she would run to the other end of the corridor. Once when my friend and I was in the canteen, she came in with her friends. She saw me and went out of the canteen with her friends. Having seen this, my friend and I waited inside the canteen to see how long she will wait outside. To our surprise she never entered. She went running into the canteen, as soon as we stepped out. Its so funny to think about it now. If at all there was one soul that was scared of me, it will be only she.
So do you have any interesting proposal encounters to share?
Wishing you all a very Happy Valentines day!!!
For people like me who don't have a valentine, have an imaginary valentine and celebrate in style... after all its a complex World. Its got to have an imaginary part too :)