Monday, August 4, 2008

A FRIEND IN NEED…

How times have changed. Now we have Friendship Day thrust upon us, whether we need it or not. On 4th August (3rd being a Sunday), when I go to college, I will be overrun by hordes of students tying ‘friendship ribbons’ on both my arms (thankfully, one arm at a time). The same fate will befall every single denizen of the campus. Masses of yellow roses will be exchanged, admired and agonized over (by those who wanted to be ‘more than friends’). And the next day, we will return to gossiping with our ‘real’ friends and bitching about the ones who are not.

But anyway, over and above the media-and-market created Friendship Day frenzy, here’s wishing my friends (here and out there) a happy day and year – thanks for being a cushion, a sounding-board, an alarm-clock and a screw-driver, as and when I needed them.

7 comments:

HOBO said...

So nice...
Friends ?
:0

ugich konitari said...

Friendship by decree ? Hmmm. We never had any such things in college. And it would have just caused a commotion then, if someone(male) had rushed in and tied coloured ribbons on someone's(female) arm.. Anyway, i once wrote a thing called Special days..., suggesting some more Days to be celebrated, without having to buy any stuff...

sidhubaba said...

Each day I believe is friendship day, for even a day without friends is not worth bothering about.

jyotsana said...

happy friendship day to u too.n i agree with u the way we r ....so artificial at times...but there r always a few friends who survive the test of time or as u say r always willing to b a cushion, an alarm clock....

Mystic Margarita said...

Friendship is something much more substantial than marketing gimmicks. Here's to friends!

lopamudra said...

19 years and many more to come...

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Thanks, hobo, gappa (UK), MM, Jyotsna, Sidhubaba and Lopa,

Real or virtual,
Friends are WONDERFUL!