Sunday, February 25, 2007

And please welcome ...

Well whoever said that the world consisted of only married or single people. Seems like they missed one category - which everyone is part of at some point in their life - yeah - the "about to marry" (ATM) folks.
And then it doesn't matter whether you know whom you are getting married to or whether you know who you cannot get married to - there is the realization of the inevitable - you know you are gonna get married by "next year".
This twilight zone of your life make you go through a surge of emotions and hence I feel that this state merits its own category. If you are committed - you know to whom that one phone call of the day will be directed to (incase you are doing the long distance thing - btw people having their bf/gf locally are eliminated from this survey -you are already on the other side of the fence guys). If you are single you hope that one of these days (in a conference or during a journey or in the bar or in the coffee shop) you meet that special person ...otherwise your parents will do the needful ...
I feel the ATMs (of all kind) are increasing by the day - probably because its a stage where you have benefits of either stages of your life. There is this carefreeness and independence and to a certain extent you do have a sense of direction as far as your personal life is concerned. It is like having rights but no responsibilities ...It is blissful - though the bliss can sometimes be marred by a sudden marriage invitation of your childhood friend in your inbox or worse still a devastating announcement by another childhood friend - "We are having a baby"! - What - so soon?
...and you know the eventuality (and with all honesty you look forward to it - coz it has its own perks) - however since every stage in life deserves some inertia - so does this ...I mean, when in your life could you afford sudden trips to Vegas, dropping drunk outside a bar, having a girl's (guy's) night out, weekends in office, coffee at 12 midnight or guiltless flirting with a stranger ...

6 comments:

Sumit Sorde said...

Ahha! where do u belong miss?

Samarth said...

Atlast we get the recognition that we deserve...

SS..

Ankur Gupta said...

Mere liye kal ek aur rishta aaya hai, Does that mean I fall into this ATM category?? :-s

Alistair D'souza said...

why ATM.... hmmmm... maybe cause a lot of cash is withdrawn from you during this period ?????

kakkajee said...

was this after u talked to me .. hope not :-) ..

Unknown said...

Good job, You do pen down some thoughts in a very simple manner.

... I don't need to have my own blog, visiting yours will do fine for now :)