Saturday, 26 May 2012

jab we met

My experience of our meeting

Almost after a 1 year of online interaction we met. It was a short and sweet meeting that helped us bond stronger.
Almost a year ago I had a message from a newly made friend, checking why there are no updates from me. We had barely known each other, so I couldn’t consider her to be my friend either. Her concern triggered my interrogations. Who are you?  Why you want to know about me? Which place you live? How all this happened and lots and lots of queries.
It all started a year ago when a friend or I don’t know whether its right to call her friend that time as we barely knew each other, so she said there are no updates from my said then started my interrogations on who are you, why you want to know about me, what will you get from this, which place you live, how all this happened and a lot lot lot queries.
She answered all my queries calmly and what I found in each chat session and mails that our wavelength was the same. As we continued to talk I was surprised to know that we understood each other and that we both had got habitual to each other.
We were keen to meet so we can see each other as we were net friends. Finally God helped us meet. She had some work in Ahmadabad and I was passing the same station that same day. Although that involved a bit of waiting for her, for around 1 hr.
I was looking out of train window, as train was approaching Ahmadabad station. I got up from my seat, holding my younger kid in my arm and elder one ahead of me. I reached the door of train, it was slowing down, few passengers were standing inline. They asked me do I want to get down? As I had 2 kids they asked with consideration. I replied yes! I told them that I have to meet someone and reach back in this train so they showed a sweet gesture by saying that in that case you should get down first we will go afterwards. I was too excited.
Train hit platform and started moving slowly, I was looking at each face on the platform. Although I had seen lot of her pics but yet I had doubt whether I will recognize her? After say 1 min I saw a lady talking on phone sitting on a bench. My train was still slowly moving and there that was her, how can I miss it or it’s not possible that I was mistaken, yes she was her.
After another 30 sec my train stopped I rushed down on platform and started moving in her direction, but she was also moving in the same direction, it means we were losing time ….aaaahhhhh that was bad, I shouted Ishaaaaaaaaaa………. But in hustle bustle of train she couldn’t hear me…I increased my speed and suddenly she stopped, she had heard me. I again shouted so she could locate me and we waved hands. I turned around and hoped she understood that I wanted her to follow me to my coach as I had 2 kids and I couldn’t miss the train either. That’s how I reached my coach and so did she, all this happened in span of 50 sec, and finally WE MET.
I hugged her and said “finally we got to see each other”. It was funny, good, beyond explanation. I felt as if I had met a long lost childhood friend and completely forgot that it was our first meeting.
It was truly memorable 15 mins. Till then we had interacted lot with each other online. We didn’t realize that we were meeting for the first time. My elder son was excited to give her a strawberry as a gift for her son. To his bad luck the strawberry fell and he couldn’t give it to her. Soon my husband too joined me and they greeted each other. He left us after introduction and exchange of few words, as he understood that we wanted space. All I want to say is Thankx to my husband.
 After 15 mins my train got green signal and it was time for us to depart.
It was a wonderful meet but we had to move on as we both had commitments to fulfill.

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