Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine.
- Robert C. Gallagher
- Robert C. Gallagher
Changes ARE inevitable.
We bring about certain changes and certain changes bring about us.
Changes can be temporary. Changes can be permanent.
You see a feel good movie, it changes your mood.
You get your dream job, it changes your career.
You meet the one, it changes your life.
You get thin/fat, it changes your appearance.
You wear an uncomfortable pair of high heels, it changes the way you walk.
You learn a life-lesson, it changes your priorities.
You break up with your partner, it changes the way you look at love.
DISCLAIMER: Do not read ahead if you are not in a mood of random
(Parts of the below text may contain some fictitious parts)
One night, when boredom was at it's peak. I logged on FB and started going through my news feed. Nothing interesting. There was an update of a friend. She had recently added some friends. Bored as I was
and useless too, I clicked on her new friends link, in hope to see nice pics of random strangers (C'mon, don't give that look.. we all do that!).. And I see a thumbnail pic of an attractive girl. So I click on her link, to see her full pic. When I do. I am shocked! This girl used to be my friend in 3rd standard. A chubby girl, curly hair, long skirts, would chatter non stop. And here she was now, a total stunner.. size 8 figure.. poker straight hair and a sensuous dress! After making sure it is her, I sent her a friend request in hope to see more of her pics.
And then excitedly I im'ed this friend (P) to share this juicy piece of news. This is how the conversation went:
Me: Why the hell all our class mates are getting super thin and good looking??
P: Seriously... all of them seem to be getting plastic surgery done
P: That Priya something...looks so much better too...
Me: you knew Neha Sharma? She was my friend in primary school.. haha… she's looking shocking :D.. earlier she was this chubby girl and now she's super thin and got her hair straightened
and she has a daughter too!!!! See her pic (I send her the link)
P: :-O show me her pic... i can't remember her face...
Me: Even i couldn't recognize her
P: :-O who's this???? i don’t remember any such girl...
Me: SHE is the one!!
P: Omg... how on earth can anyone change so much!!
Me: You won't i guess
P: That even after seeing her face I cannot recall her?
Me: And what has happened to Diya Nair????!!!!
P: I got a shock too when I saw her on FB
Me: Haha.. she was your good friend right?
P: Yaaaa... used to invite me on all her b’day parties ;D
Me: And did you see Diya’s legs??? Her face is still the same.. but her legs have made her a stunner!
P: Hahahhaa... No haven’t seen her pics.
Me: wait (I send her the link) she has lost so damn much!!
P: Ohhh gawd... shit!!!
Me: BIIIIGG change, right?
P: Actually....drastic change in her dressing sense too I guess...
Me: This is that is called iiissmaaarrtness
P: And look at us, we still look the same! :(
Me: Yea, but that’s coz we were perfect back then too! *evil grin*
P: True story! :D
But seriously, why is that most of my classmates/batchmates from school.. have gone through drastic transformations? And I don't see any such big change in me.. Not in my looks or my behaviour.. Well I have had my share of experiences and all of that.. but I haven't changed so much that people don't recognise me.. Umm.. Or maybe I have and haven't realised it yet.. :-?