MY FIRST ENCOUNTER
WHOA...Someone may ask me why I have suddenly started blogging...My repartee would be I m taking cue from One of my Super Cool friend Fox2Electron’s Blog...He posted his first shot at blogging yesterday and he was bloody good at it..At that time I was talking to my Beloved and I said that he has started writing Blogs. She asked me a very pertinent question that why don’t you write something. I pondered over it for a while and created my Blog “Sam’s Perspective”. So this goes to my Beloved Also Thanx to the always supportive Fox2Electron.
Coming to the Topic i.e. “My First Encounter” it happened a week ago. I was just fiddling with my Lappy when all of a sudden a Call came from a known number. Seeing that number I got freaked out. But I knew I had to receive that call. As I took the cellphone in my hand, I was shivering but still I received the call and said Hello. At that instant, all the fear and tribulations going inside me got vanished as I thought I had nowhere to hide or run now. So better face it as a Man. But I guess God had other things in store for me. The connection was so bad that He disconnected the call. Mind it; it was a “He”. This time I called Him. Again the same thing happened. After two failed attempts, this time the Call was Clear and I had to face the interview of a Lifetime. He introduced himself to me as He didn’t know I already knew Him. He said that He is calling from Bhubaneswar. He asked me a very simple question very firmly. I heard you have “PROPOSED” to my Daughter. I thought he would then ask me: How dare you do that. But I was foolish enough to think on those lines. He asked me that you come from a Bengali Family and she comes from a Telugu Brahmin Family how could you think of a possible Alliance. Have your Parents agreed to it. I said “Yes” I have proposed to “Her” and AYE my Parents know about our Relationship and they don’t have any problems to it.
Then he fired another one. He asked me to think about a hypothetical scenario where my Parents have refused to this Alliance. What am I going to do about it? I said that they haven’t refused. Then He strongly said that he is talking about a Hypothetical situation. I said that I have to persuade them in that case. Then He said coming to the reality, “I am opposed to this Alliance. What are you going to do about it?” Still those words ring in my Ears. I was silent for a while as a Lot was going in my mind as well as Heart. Then I answered that I am not going to take away your daughter without your blessings. He said that He is not going to bless Us. He again asked me the same question what will you do? I thought for a while and said please Sir just talk to my Parents once before doing anything. He said He would certainly talk to them today only as a matter of fact. Then he fired one salvo after another ranging from Culture, food, School of thought, his reputation coming to excruciatingly low level, and God knows what not. But to be frank, He was polite and yet Firm in his speech. I would like to learn that aspect from HIM some day. Lastly he said that this alliance is not going to work and to discontinue it. I said that’s not possible Sir. He said to think about it and call Him anytime after 8 pm on this number. Before putting down the call, He said thanks to me for listening to Him patiently (as if I had other options to wriggle out of it) despite his harsh statements. There He was being So Sweet but yet needle sharp in reasserting his Position towards my relationship.
Till now You would have realised that I am not going to listen to Him and still continue with my relationship with my Beloved as I am an optimist to the core of my Heart. I still don’t understand how come so many problems can arise out of a LOVE-ly relationship. Coming to the Culture or the School of Thought about my Kids (don’t laugh reading this as he asked me this) part of it, which one I am going to follow or WE are going to follow. I should have answered that WE as a Family would follow Hindu Culture and School of thought neither Bengali nor Telugu Culture and School of thought. But I didn’t want to antagonise Him. So I kept Mum. At least I would like to think so. God knows what everybody is thinking about our Relationship, I am least bothered by it, but I have made a Promise (which I rarely do) to my Beloved that I am going to marry her. And I am going to stick to it.
So I guess that’s my first Telephonic encounter with Him where I was really encountered or butchered many times with many more to follow that too face to face. But I adore You Sir just because of the way you spoke to me and the calm demeanour you maintained despite going through a torrid time in your lives after getting the blow of your daughter’s relationship with a Bengali guy. We are not that bad as You think us to be. What say Friends!!!!!!!!!
Also I have come to really hate the word “Hypothetical”. It really sucks... Sucks real Big time.