The 30s Syndrome

Last month while i was at a meeting in office I got a call from an unknown number, consistently 3 times. When I finally and irritably called back I was surprised to know it was an old school friend – how old you ask? – She’s known me from 4th standard! She got married at the age of 18 as soon as we completed +2 and we had lost touch after that. She had taken the pains to call home, explain who she was to Dad so he could give her my number and had called me!
Similarly a couple more school friends got in touch and over the last 2 weeks there have been a lot of ‘getting in touch’ happening. After plenty of phone calls we all decided to meet for lunch on Saturday last.

5 girls at Kobe sizzlers at Garuda mall – Wow! What a get together it was. I guess we were the ones making the maximum noise at that place. We met at 12 and had a nice long ‘lunch’ session until 3,had ice cream at Baskin Robbins took pictures and then sat at the cafe’ coffee day outside to finish talking until 5pm.3 of us who were in touch were surprised that the other 2 wanted tp get in touch now – why the sudden urge we asked. They both said -“Its the 30s syndrome”.

We’ve all been so busy with our own lives that we’ve lost touch with what’s happening with people we once thought were the best of friends. With whom we shared everyday laughter.Who knew who had crush on us and who we were infatuated with. Who ate our food out of our lunch boxes…

We reminisced on all the silly incidents,fights we had, the others we are yet to meet and also caught up with what’s been happening in our lives for all these years. There was never a moment of awkwardness,not a single moment of silence… By the end of the day we were back to being close again…

We plan to meet again – at least in the next couple of months.Who knows? It might become a “Quarterly” affair? I Wish!!!

I guess I’m now ready to turn 30 – if its going to bring me back all my old friends,get me new friends and let me make more such happy memories…


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