The Elusive Search
It all happened very suddenly, I was busy trying to figure out what was going on and probably the frustration of not trying to reach a solution got the better off me. I quickly wrapped up everything, switched off the computer and left work.
Not sure where I was headed, I climbed on my bike and just proceeded where the roads took me. As the hunger pangs overpowered my senses, I stopped at a nearby restaurant hoping to put an end to this at-least.
Waiting for my order to come, I started to wonder what I was doing wrong. What seemed so damn perfect yesterday now seemingly has gone out of control. But as soon the food was in-front of me, everything vanished and I quickly gobbled up everything on the plate.
Having sorted out the bill and with a full stomach, my eyes beckoned me to sleep and my mind now temporarily cleared of these doubts, wondered what to do. Do I call and find out what the person is doing? Do I just go home and sleep? or Do I do something else?
With these questions in mind, I ventured out into the mid-day traffic. Just as I started, my phone started ringing.
"Hello" I answered wondering who it could be.
"Hi, What are you doing?" asked a very familiar voice.
"Oh Hi!, Just finished my lunch and thinking what to do?"
"Are you on leave today? Why didn’t you tell me? We could have gone to the movie"
"I was feeling bored and since you were also busy at work, I called it a day and now soaking up the mid-day sun"
"Oh ok, listen I am going to call it a day as well and let’s go for the movie. Wait for me near the theatre and I will be there in 20 minutes, Ok?"
"Hmm.. Are you sure?"
"Yeah, Lets go to a movie, I want to speak to you about yesterday"
"Hmm.. ok, I’ll be waiting"
With that my confusion ended and my choice has been made. Having started out with no plan, I am now waiting for something that I did not anticipate would happen so fast. Quickly starting my bike, I reached the theatre and went directly to the ticket counter. As luck would have it no tickets were available. A quick call and a quick change of plans. Now instead of watching a movie, it has now been changed to a bit of shopping.
I am the kind of shopper who plan my things, go to the places where I want to go, finish my purchases and come out as quickly as possible. Window shopping is something I hate and something I cannot get myself to do.
So, there I was walking around the busy shopping complex holding my helmet in hand watching this person going into each and every shop searching for something that is so popular, none of the shops have them. With my patience wearing out by the minute and the thought of "wasting" a nice sunny afternoon, I was getting desperate to escape.
As if on cue, the search was stopped and we decided to go for a much needed drinks break.
"You know uncle told me to talk to you and find out what you planning to do" she said sipping on a cold orange juice.
The moment she said that, I was wondering why on earth is she telling me that for?
"And you know I wanted…."
"Just a minute" I interrupted her.
"Let me make it very clear, I am sitting here with you because I didn’t want to disappoint Uncle. In-fact I had been wanting to ask you why did you come out today?"
There was an uneasy silence before she replied
"I am glad you told me this. Let’s finish the shopping and go to the movie"
With that we finished our drinks, settled the bill and once again went in search for that elusive item that we knew nothing about.