Daniel: Hey Rohan! How are you? Long long time
Mark: Am doing great buddy, what about you?
Daniel: fine, thank you. What are you doing now? Where are you working?
Mark: I am working for Bharati Airtel
Daniel: Oh cool….so you are guys connecting people together huh!!? Airtel is good man…you working as???
Mark: Branch Manager
Daniel: Not bad dude, for someone who was the quietest guy around at school …. impressive! So when is the treat? Party? That’s enough reason to party!
Mark: Party? You and your parties! When will you change?? You are looking at the first opportunity to eat… arn’t you? U’ve grown double your size in a few years man…. btw where are you working?
Daniel: that’s another long story…I would need the entire day to tell you about it….
Mark: Good, Why not start with Lunch? What say? @ ‘The Googly’ – my treat
Daniel: Anytime, let’s go! (they get into the car and drive to ‘The Googly’, they reach in a few minutes…as they walk in, they notice another school classmate Vincent sitting besides a pretty young girl)
[They take up a table and decide to spring up on their ol’ classmate vincy. They show up behind him and surprise him]
Dan & Mark: Hey Vincent, our school stud….sup man!? (He is startled as he looks behind)
Vincent: Hey …. guys, Dan….Mark…. Wow! after all these years…. how are you doing? How come you guys are together?
Mark: I bumped into Dan at the book-stall
Vincent: Bookstall huh…and Dan? Something’s not right …Dan was never a book guy
Daniel: You are absolutely right. I wasn’t looking at the books, I was checking out the babes man!! Behind every book shelf is a pretty girl reading a book… just checking them out, and you know just incase I get lucky…
Vincent: Dan will never change….. looks like the only thing thats changing is his weight 😉
Daniel: yeah man! am working on that, chics dig slim bods 😉
Mark: and who may we ask is this pretty girl (as he extends his hand towards the girl)
Hi, I am Mark and you are……???
(before she coould reply, Vincent butts in)
Vincent: Guys, meet my wife Suzanne 🙂
Dan & Mark: Congratulations buddy, we did’nt know you were married…….
Vincent: Last year, Nov 16
(Dan extends his hands to wish suzanne, as she excuses herself to the bathroom, leaving the 3 friends to talk)
Daniel: dude…..she is wooowwwwwwwwwww!!! man …. where did you find her? You seem to find all the good ones…..
Mark: Nice choice buddy! Imported?
Vincent: No ways, Made In India, born and brought up in Pondicherry?
(as soon as they heard the word ‘Pondicherry’ Dan & Mark burst out laughing… becoz it was the way Vincent said it… he always had a funny accent…. ponnndiiiiicheeeriiieee 😉 😉
You guys still single huh!! Still testing the waters I suppose 🙂 don’t forget to add this friend to your wedding guest list.
Mark: Dan and myself are having lunch together, why don’t u join us?
Vincent: No thanx guys, Suzanne has to go for aerobic classes and I have a dental appointment
Mark: Oh wow dude! High Maintainence charges …… 😉
Vincent: Bye guys, meet you sometime soon…
Daniel: Did you see that?? He just left and went… I tell you people change after marriage……
(Mark and Daniel go back to their table an order for lunch)
Mark: So Dan the man, what’s your story??
Daniel: you remember Deepti, don’t u? Our Head Prefect when we were in the XIIth grade
Mark: yeah, that tall real snobbish girl…. u hated that female
Daniel: right..when did I sayyyyy….
(Daniel is interrupted)
Waiter: Excuse me Sir, Mr Daniel Lobo?
Daniel: Yes, that would be me
Waiter: There is a call for you at the reception counter.
(Daniel is surprised!! Call for me at the reception counter? Who knows I am here? I have a mobile phone…. I don’t understand!)
He gets up, excuses himself and walks up to the reception, takes the call….
Daniel: Hello, This is Daniel……….
………………………… Look forward to part II