I stared at ma laptop for the nth hour as my roommate was busy packing her clothes
and cleaning up her closet.
As she silently wrapped her stuff and neatly arranged them in the suitcase, I curled
up at the corner of my bed whistling some odd tune..
"You know it is so tough to move..", she started.
"Uhhh, whhaaaat?", I reacted, with my headphones still running on max volume.
"This is the third time I am moving this year", she said
"Well, technically, it has been twice...you are moving out on 1st Jan, which means it falls in the
next year's quota", I said candidly. Of course, my technicalities never impress anyone at
such subtle moments. She seemed totally unappreciative of it and pouted.
Hmmm, time to make it a light hearted moment, I thought. Specially, while I am watching my favorite
TV show I do not want a discussion on how "life can be a bitch". It destroys the entire dynamics of TV watching x-(
"You know when I switched jobs, I was cleaning up my desk one day. There was this co-worker watching me.
An american (whom I never really talked to much before). He asked me if I was relocating to a different place. I said yes..to TX.."
I paused and looked at my roommate.
She still seemed like I bound her limbs in iron chains and I force fed her through a tube in her mouth.
Totally uninterested in my narration. Anyway..I continued.
"So this guy said, so you are an Indian eh? And I nodded. Then he says, you must be travelling then with 2 suitcases"
"It is amazing how you guys fit everything into two little suitcases and off you go!
Like this roommate of mine, an Indian, back at college. All he had was a suitcase and a yoga mat.
Anytime he had to move, he would magically fit all his stuff in a suitcase, hang onto his yoga mat and
leave. And me, I gotta call U-Haul man..You guys are amazing..amazing.."
"I heard him tell the word amazing like a million times.."
And she laughed..LOL
Hmmm, It wasn't really much of a big joke, but I think it jus' struck chord for the moment;)
Oh well, time to continue watching my favorite show..
Happy New Year to all !!
2008, you can go hit yourself on the wall, I dont care. 2009, my love, here I come:)