Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Congratulations, but what do I DO?

Fun predicament -- whose wedding to attend when two of my friends are getting married on the same blessed day. Both shaadis in Delhi, both good friends.

One hitchee is my boarding school bum chum. Dormitory stupidities gave way to us writing long detailed letters, and sending birthday-new year cards: Rush to/ zoom to, and then the address =) -- yea yea, convents dumb you down a little. But then we lost touch, and stayed out of it till after college, but we share a comic wavelength, and there's been mad fun since the grand reunite. We were supposed to rent a place together, first in Delhi, then in Bombay, both plans didn't work, and now its too late because she's coming to Delhi, and will have to live with her IIT-IIM-karaoke singer-golf-playing husband, I'm guessing.

Hitchee number two is college first year friend. Second week of college (so, August), we speed walked to her nani's place on Mall road, had nimboo paani and lunch there, walked back to college; because you see, we were unlike other wilt-y girls, had great stamina, and fancied ourselves immune to heatstroke. We even took the U-special back to my place, and then hung with the desert cooler. Migrant bird subsequently flew the coop, but we stayed in touch. Lovely alcoholic, the only woman who doesn't start giggle-crying after four of her preferred Jack and cokes. One night, two Augusts hence, and after a clumsy break-up (mine), I was over at her place. Some four of us were sitting on her terrace -- 7Th August becoming 8Th -- I'm crying/ laughing/ drinking/ crying/ involving bougainvillea plants in our conversation..and this woman's telling me to shut up and get a grip.

Four years on, every one is getting married!! Never mind the I'll-die-a-spinster panic buttons which are mostly exaggerated, this isn't a very easy decision. I have no choice but to auction myself to them IPL style, screaming bid for me fools, bid!

12 comments:

chandni said...

umm..attend both, one after the other??

Nimpipi said...

um, nooooo! just imagine COMMUTING from freaking one end of town to the other when you could be loot-oing more fun staying put at any one shaadi. (Also if the shaddi i attend second is less fun then the first, I'd want to go back to first.)
Plus 23rd Nov is supposed to be a very auspicious day, I'm guessing there'll be lots more shaadis and barats causing lots of traffic jams.
I'm just hoping their mehndi/sangeets are on diff dates. that way, i'll get to attend both of those,AND a shaadi and reception each. fair compromise perhaps..

in the words of the boy, "dosti's also like a bloody job":)

Perakath said...

Haha quite right they're exaggerated =)

First priority to the one who told you first. "The first of my good friends is getting married." Rude otherwise, isn't it, with the implication that the second friend matters enough to break a committment (word lightly used!) to the first..

Or perhaps first priority to the one whose mandapam is closer to home. Oh but then would it be easier to make the long drive first, and stop off at the 2nd on the way home... my gosh this is driving me mad. ;)

Nimpipi said...

Tsk, shut up ya, first priority can't go to the one who told me first. Thats redundant. She told me first because she knew first! This other one agreed only recently; consensual yet arranged, all that.

I'm just hoping one of them backs out:P ( whole sentence meant lightly)

mistercrowley said...

I've taken a policy decision not to attend weddings for a while. If you thought women got hammered with "beta, tumhara number kab aayega?", then think again ;P

Also, I'm fucking BROKE buying gifts and air tickets.....I mean, I'd get married for the sole purpose of recovering all that money..hehe

El said...

umm, question(Dwight style) - Which college is within walking distance of Mall road? Unless your definition of walking distance is more like I need a helicopter kinda thing for normal people.

It's simple, with which do ya have more common friends and in which wedding will you know the groom better, so you'll have more people to hang out with? I mean if you've know them as a couple shouple and had a litle something to do with them getting together than go for than one no?

more importantly - what will you wear? :D

Nimpipi said...

mc: buy shaadi presents off season time when there are huge discounts_ UPTO 70 per cent sales etc. but then you're not a girl, and i doubt any good at shopping, so forget it.

el: all colleges within walking distance from arts fac -- to us great souls -- are walking distance from mall road. :P i _did_ mention something abt superhuman stamnina, nahi?:)

Also, these are my non-gang friends. No wolf pack hanging out, just the ONEs, so.. sigh..

Wear- undecided. sari+halter neck blouse? will look stunning any which way =D

siropdevanille said...

Wow. That's one effed up situation you're in. Maybe you should ask them to bid for you. Yeah, that's what you should do.

Also, I had a feeling I've met you before. Then I confirmed with Mayo... and I remembered - you know Shubh right? Or am I mistaken... but Im usually not...

El said...

acha that Mall Road, I thought you meant the other one..(near church road, sadar bazaar et all) that's why was a a bit ?!

mistercrowley said...

BUY gifts?!
Er...I make them :)

Nimpipi said...

sirop: yep, you're not mistaken. last year June, Masala junction. I don't know how you made the connection, but wow. :)

siropdevanille said...

I am proud of my memory :) The connection so to say was Ishita...