On 14th, I woke up early so as to not miss out on my daily workout because of my ahem, engagements (read multiple engagements) that evening. A Pokemon – Groudon Vs Kyogre – Primal Hoenn Battle T shirt comrade who was pretty confounded on seeing me early, instead at my usual workout slot in evening, asked me if I had changed my timings. I politely told him that I was making an exception for that day. He presumed the reason to be the Date (14th) and spoke with an evil grin “oh, Valentine’s, haan. Good. Lucky you”. I smiled back as if in acknowledgment to his remarks. Sure, I felt lucky!! Coming back to the point, my usual office work went on and the evening saw me hurriedly and happily pack away my bags. But my colleagues had some suspicions of their own and wanted me to confer their heartfelt ‘Namaste’ to their Bhabhiji.
I don’t know if my reaction to their action was good enough, but by the time I left, I was all smiles. The Pokemon – Groudon Vs Kyogre – Primal Hoenn Battle T shirt on my face had settled their conjectures. In my excitement, I drove almost 20 kms to reach the venue on the Date! It was my cousin’s engagement and while she officially had met her valentine, I got to meet my family. What more can one expect on the day of love! Every single person who works away from his hometown would know the feeling of meeting their beloved people after a long time. The gym friend was right when he said I was lucky. Alas, my colleagues weren’t but then I ensured their Namaste was conveyed (though to the not-intended recipients).