Friday, March 31, 2006

The open box and a caterpillar

It's March! Time for another story about the jing bang!

Twas many years ago, in March when 3 people were out to celebrate their 19th birthday together, marking the end of their teens and all other things, and the beginning of some things for some people.... hehehehe.

Anyway, to make things easier (not only for the reader but also for me), I shall refer to the people involved based on initials... Amongst the girls were D, M, C and me, and the jim bang consisted MS, N, V and R. Birthday people were D, MS and me.

It was a cloudy afternoon on the day we planned the 'birthday party'. D, M and I got at the meeting point on time, with our cute lady like umbrellas in tow.... C and R was supposed to meet us at the location, whereas MS, N and V were supossed to meet us at the meeting point but were nowhere in sight at the stipulated time...

The cloudy day begin to show it's true colours by showering us with an unwelcomed drizzle followed by rain... not a storm, but just some rain. It would have been welcomed withopen arms on any other day...

So, there we were, waiting under the shade of the bus stop, accompanied by a stranger (If i'm not mistaken, the 'stranger' took theatre with some of us...) As the drizzle continued, the 3 of us got into a discussion as to how late our other friends would arrive at our meeting point. We went through an elaborate discussion as to how none of them would have an umbrella to get them around, trying to figure out how they would actually arrive, when would they arrive and the list went on. As far as I could remember, this conversation went on, practically non stop, providing ample entertainment to our stranger who happened to stay glued to his spot even after the rain had stopped into a mild acceptable, walkable drizzle once again...

Finally we see our friends, walking in a single file under an open cardboard box. It was indeed an interesting sight... something I'd remember for life. At that moment, our stranger decided to leave.
It was then M realised that our stranger was interested in knowing who our friends were...

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