Serendipity - First stranger

Sometimes some strangers who cross paths on our roads of life become very important persons in our life…. Well I have 8 stories which I want to share with u how some strangers became an important part in my life… I have named this segment as ‘SERENDIPITY’ because these strangers were really happy findings when I was searching for something else….

(All names are changed just to maintain some privacy of the other people.)

My first stranger:

Well Mitr friend, another author of this blog, my best and a very close friend of mine is the first stranger.

She was a person everybody in my school knew; from peon to Headmistress. She was that popular. We studied in the same school from UKG to 12th std. Only in 9th std I came to know about her. In 4th std we studied together in same section and also we were bench mates but after that we were separated in other classes so we didn’t have so much touch till 9th std. I really owe her a lot because she is one of the main reasons what I am today.

After 4th std she became too much popular (I know by saying this she is gonna kill me!!!! Hahahahaha!!!!) . Everybody were very eager to become friends with her. I really liked her bcoz of one reason: she was the sole reason for developing a word called confidence inside me. This is an incident that took place almost 14yrs back when we were in 4th std. there was some kind of school function coming in school( which I really don’t remember now… memories sometimes fade u know… lolz) and students were asked to prepare skits, dances etc., and as usual me being a very low profile person with a very low confidence level (ofcource I am not like that now… no one even believes me when I tell them I was like that….) I did not participate in anything.

My bench mate (Mitr Friend) asked me to come and participate in a skit. When she asked me I was literally shocked. What she is asking me…? I do not know anything and I haven’t even climbed a stage after my UKG annual day were everybody were asked to sing. First thought that came into my mind was (at that age) now if I say no to her she will really think I am someone who is very useless; so at least to prove it wrong I should say yes (God knows why I wanted to please this stranger or rather show this stranger I can do something).

I agreed very confidently and she was looking very happy… all of a sudden she asked were my house was because she wanted to bring her mom and discuss things for the skit with my mom… that is when it sinked she was really serious about this skit job. I was like ‘what did I get into’. But did not want to show my fear or my dilemma so I gave the address thinking she won’t come. Really I prayed she doesn’t take this seriously but that weekend Sunday she came with both of her parents and I still remember that day, I was shocked out of my wits because I didn’t even tell my mom about the function itself so obviously my mom did not know about the skit. Actually I was thinking this girl won’t be serious about me acting in a skit because she had many other friends who were way better than me (still I do not know why she came to me).

After that incident I composed myself and told myself come on…. that girl is having so much confidence at least for her sake you should do it. We practiced but still I feared every single night thinking how am I going to face the crowd but I was determined not to let her down. Fortunately for me and unfortunately for her the show was called off at the last moment. Phew!!! There went a low sigh from me as if something very heavy has been lifted off my shoulders. But I felt very bad for her because she was a bit disappointed. But the thing that caught me was I never expected her to come and ask me to help her in the skit. No one ever in my life gave so much importance. I felt very elated and also felt that ok I too can do something.


But unfortunately after my 4th std we were put in different sections so we lost touch. I always used to think whether this girl will remember this incident. This incident was important to me because as I said earlier no one gave me so much importance to me; even my family members.

And she became talk of the school because of her ideas and smooth moving way with the teachers. She was a pet to them. Each and every soul wanted to befriend her. I too did but did not want to go and hang around her like all the others did. On one fine day when we were in 7th std and during recess one of my class mates came and told I am having a visitor outside the class (because students from other sections were not allowed… that was a silly rule then). I went out and was quite to see this girl standing and waiting for me.

She said a hi and started talking to me as if we never stopped talking after 4th std and we were long lost friends. She came to me because she was a PFA (People for Animals) member and wanted me to join it without knowing I was a hardcore chicken lover( hahahahahaha still I laugh over that). The thing that surprised me was she took the liberty to come and ask me directly to join the organization, shoving me the form. I was dumbstruck then composing myself I told her that I am not a vegetarian. Not that was her time to be dumbstruck. She then told if you want you can change and she started telling me the benefits of being a vegetarian. I really thought this girl has real raw nerve. Just told her I will try. That was the end of the conversation.

After that in our 9th std we again were put in the same section. She was sitting two benches ahead of me. In that year only I really saw what really she was. She was a down to earth and happy go lucky girl. No one will ever believe even though getting that much attention from everybody she was so friendly. U know that was the age everyone were thinking this girl has talent so become her friend or else that girl is top ranker so become friend with her; otherwise another girl doest even know the s of study so don’t go near her (thinking about this naïve mentality leaves me in splits of laughter now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) This girl (Mitr Friend) was totally from different planet she used to talk with girls only whom others neglected (I am mentioning all as girls because we studied in a girls school). Also that was the year I witnessed our science teacher disliking her. That was a history!!! Since our science teacher disliked her and we had a surprise test where we had to study the answer for 15 mins and then write the test (LOL that is a real surprise right…. Hehehehehe). My bench mate was absent so this girl came to me and sat beside me and asked whether we could do join studies. That’s it that was the start of this beautiful relationship we share now… we not only started studying together gradually we started sharing personal things, interests etc etc., also. We had and still have our short comings but still we try to keep our friendship going because we both know it is too precious to lose.



This stranger has become so important that without her knowledge I won’t do anything and also without consulting I can’t do anything. She is such a sweetheart that I know many are jealous of me that she shares a lot with me even her darkest secrets(vice versa) but I can’t help, the feeling of PRIDE that creeps into me every time I say something about her to a third person.

About the second stranger I will continue in my next post….

Till then have a good day…

13 comments:

Mitr - Friend said...

Hi Aziza,
This is the best ever gift I've got from anyone and YOU are the best gift I've ever got. Glod bless u dear... Thanks for this wonderful testimony.. Love u da..
Mitr-Friend

Sowmi said...

good one Bhusha :) Nice to know about MITR-Friend :)

Aziza said...

@Mitr-friend...
come on yaar i did not know what to write either hahahahaha:P:P:P

@sowmi....
hope u remember me... ur school friend... thanks for ur comments.... hope u would be following in future too:):):):)

Mitr Friend said...

@ Sowmi,
This is a post by Aziza, not Mitr Friend.. :)

Sowmi said...

hey Aziza :) how can I forget you come on :) and brilliant post btw :)

Aziza said...

@sowmi,
thank you yaar....

Ashwin said...

Hey great aziza keep up ur good work..nice initiative and by this we can come to know many things about our friends...great god bless u dear have wonderful day...

Aziza said...

@ashwin anna...
tanku bro....:):):D:D:D:D

roarinsilence said...

That was an honest one..Definitely a great way to start..
Nd aziza thanks for taking us back to good ol' days..
Looking fwd for lot others...
-revathy

ps:What does aziza mean?

Aziza said...

Hi Revathy,
Thanks for ur sweet comments... hope u will enjoy reading in future also...
Well Aziza is an hebrew and an arabic origin name meaning Precious,mighty,beloved and powerful...

Mitr Friend said...

Hi Ashwin na,
Aziza thangachiyoda first post'kke vandhu comment ezhudhittinga... Ennoda matha rendu blog pakkam varadhe illa... :( Bad boy... :(

Hey Rev,
Again welcoming you. This time to this blog... :)
Do drop in often... :)

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Nice one, have a good day!

Say

Mitr Friend said...

Hi Bhavesh,
Welcome to this blog dear... :) Thanks for dropping by. Do drop in often.. :)

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