Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Those were the best days of my life...



Time - post dinner, Menu - maggi, chocolates, left over food from dinner and soft drinks, place - a room sufficient for 2-3 people to sleep comfortably (necessarily at someone's 'home'), no. of invitees - around 8-10 of them, discussion topics - exam screw ups, each others crushes, games scores of matches played over the past week and so on, reason - not certain!

Those were the best days in high school!

Time - post mid night, Menu - small eats, non-veg starters, place - a room sufficient for 2-3 people to sleep comfortably but preferably when rest of the family is away (again necessarily at someone's 'home') no. of invitees - around 8-10 of them, discussion topics - lecture attendance screw ups or delayed submissions, each others relationships, games scores of matches followed over the past week and so on, reason - again not certain!

Those were the best days in college!

Time - pre dinner time, Menu - any lavish menu a la carte, place - a famous hotel or may be someone's home, no. of invitees - around 8-10 of them, discussion topics - work screw ups, each others marriages, games scores followed in the past month and so on, reason - still not certain!


Those were the best days after college!

Time - any time through out the day, Menu - quick snack with tea, coffee or juice, place - only at someone's home, no. of invitees - around 8-10 of them, discussion topics - health screw ups, each others children, games scores followed yesterday and so on, reason - well, still not certain!

Those were the best days post retirement!

I often come across people saying "those were the best days of my life!! I would want to freeze these moments!!" Isn't it clear that "those best days" are actually eternal?? Nothing but the context changes!! I mean isn't this ageing gracefully?? For those who feel that "those best days" are experienced only once in a lifetime and are short lived, I can only say that they are probably going the wrong way!! :-)

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