Strictly for my friends

Monday, August 07, 2006

I had the most adventurous Sunday in a long time yesterday!

I was fast asleep. It was nearly nine. My cell phone rang loud and clear and I answered groggily, "Helloo"? It was an old friend of mine from University. He was in town for about a week for a holiday and he had an "odd" favour to ask of me. I was slowly waking up. What was it that he wanted, anyway?

"I've decided to get married today. Will you please come down and sign as witness?" That was enough to jolt me out of sleep. "Whaaat? Are you kidding me?" I couldnt believe what I was hearing! He had just decided on a sudden impulse that he wanted to get married to his long standing girlfriend and I was to trudge all the way to Barrackpore(which happens to be quite a huge distance from my place) and the time for the auspicious event was given to me as "Now!"

From asleep to awake, bathed and dressed, I took all of 20 minutes! And I was on my way to the station. I had to travel half an hour by local train to get there! And I had never been on a local train in my life!! Enough to scare anyone, right?

But I am proud to say that I bravely bought a ticket, not even knowing which train I was to board and following instructions, I made it! The whole journey was an adventure of sorts for me!

Then came the actual signing, which made me nervous as hell, even though I just had to sign as witness. And then clelebratory lunch! It was all so much fun! The secrecy(he didnt inform his parents), the all new location, and seeing two people who were very much in love and so happy too!!

Even though I had to travel an hour and a half both ways to get there and back...I am so glad I did! I would do it again! Anyday!


  • Talk about being a witness to a wedding, it sure was an adventurous Sunday. ;)

    By Blogger Mr. J, at 7:21 pm  

  • oh wow!
    It sure sounds like an adventurous weekend!
    And it does feel quite exciting to be a part of such an occasion to see two people so much in love with each other!

    By Blogger Ekta, at 9:05 am  

  • hey kool yaar u acted as their messiah ... few people get these kind of chances :)

    By Blogger Ankit, at 12:06 pm  

  • Philimi, Very philimi! but sure is interestin! Well done, bravo!

    By Blogger Has to be me, at 8:11 pm  

  • Hey wow,
    Thats seems like quite a weekend and am sure they'll be thanking and blessing u for helping two people so much in love to get together!

    By Blogger Anand, at 2:02 pm  

  • hahhaa...and U have never been on a lcal train?it is quite an experience! and U got to be the witness:)...must be quite exciting...

    By Blogger Yashita, at 2:49 pm  

  • Wow.. I think I would have done the same as you. :) Quite a weekend.

    By Blogger karmic_jay, at 6:27 pm  

  • A glamorous week end, I suppose…happens sometimes strictly for your friends.

    By Blogger jac, at 7:19 pm  

  • That was such a nice thing to are truly a good friend.

    By Blogger starry nights, at 3:49 am  

  • That was really good thing to do!But travelling by local train is an adventure? well, can't say... I have been travelling by them for the last four years so i guess, for me they are just part of my life!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:31 am  

  • wow I can only say that u have such a good heart. To do something like that in a matter of moments and to go all the way by urself...ur really a true friend. It's very rare that ppl find friends like u.

    And thats a cool wedding..just like that - how romantic! He must truly love her very much.


    By Blogger Keshi, at 11:53 am  

  • That was an unexpected thing to happen.. I can imagine the look on ur face when u got that call.. Glad u felt gud abt it..



    By Blogger Rose, at 6:26 pm  

  • Thats how a wedding ( and a witness ) should be...Marry like there is no tomorrow and (@the witness)Rush like it's your own wedding:P!!!

    By Blogger sparsh, at 8:28 pm  

  • Haha...Like this...Your friend sure knows you have his back covered!!! Do wish them from Blogosphere!!! I have never travelled alone anywhere..I cant make out head or tail of wht they write at the railway stations n there is always someone to drop me n pick me if I ever scantily went alone..You did it, bravo!!! I would consider it an accomplishment if I managed to travel and be bold like you!

    By Blogger SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP, at 1:16 am  

  • I love this story!
    Friends are friends always... even
    at those unexpected moments!
    Take care!

    By Blogger samuru999, at 7:23 am  

  • Wow,you really have a great heart :-) So guys and gals,r u listening ??,you have a generous witness here !!

    By Blogger manish, at 9:43 pm  

  • nice, must have been great to be a witness !

    By Blogger Ankit Sud, at 3:28 pm  

  • Was reminded of an sms prank doing the rounds that informs u of the person getting married, and at the end of it all, asking u to bring a bride as well, to the registration office.

    nice to hear that this wasnt a prank, and that u cud actually help those souls out in times of need.


    By Blogger V N, at 4:26 pm  

  • How romantic and exciting!! I wish the best for your friends. :o)

    By Blogger Trailady, at 12:52 am  

  • That's a great experience! Good for the parents too they don't have to pay for the wedding ;). Eloping is the way to go, lots of masti with friends and don't have to eat all that banana and milk.

    By Blogger Mosilager, at 9:01 am  

  • പുതുവത്സരാശംസകള്‍!!

    Thats Happy New Year in Malayalam!! Our New Year starts tomorrow, and thought I would wish u a wonderful year ahead!!


    By Blogger V N, at 2:05 am  

  • Silent ????

    By Blogger jac, at 9:32 am  

  • oh thatz okie.. i was reading the post till end that your friend - a long time old friend who was in doubt playing a game to get you ther efor a union woith other friends and make you get irritated. okie.. because i have done this way once to my cousins

    i flew all the way to mumbai called up all my four cousins to come immeditely to santacruz a hotel just outside the airport on a saturday morning telling - i have come urgently and i am in love and my lover had in terrible mess that she is now has no option but to get out of the house . please come immeditely. ehiehi all the four came from mulund and one from sion

    once they reached made fun on them.. ehieheihe as it was just on april 1st.

    By Blogger Known Stranger, at 9:54 pm  

  • nice way to spend the sunday...

    believe me you will be smiling on many sundays to come just remembering this day....

    wish your friends a very happy life...

    By Blogger Pousumi, at 2:01 am  

  • ohkkk...i had a similar experience sumtime back but i had to make to mumbai from delhi to sign the papers!!! it was pretty exciting considering the fact that i haven't travelled alone much esp. after i got married...

    hmmmm...i wz in barrackpore in my last trip to Cal...stayed two days wid a's far from all my other cousin and relatives plc...

    wow @ local train...we almost took one on our way to barrackpore but I insisted on a cab coz i hadn't (and will never!) recover from my experience of mumbai locals!!! I don think Cal wld be any different!!...

    and do congratulate ur frenz...wishin them happiness!:)

    tc...enjoy ur wkend!

    By Blogger ishita, at 12:27 am  

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