” I took the job”, he told me over the phone and I suddenly felt my mouth opening, gaping like a fish.
I was walking through the tiny lane of a vegetable market and my sudden halt made the person behind me grumble a few words. Most of which included ‘younger generation’, ‘phones’ and how our lives are a mess.
“You told me , ” I started walking again “You needed time to gain some semblance and what about”? turning towards a shopkeeper, I realized that my voice had been amplified; much more than intended. “What about the worries you shared yesterday?”
He was quite for a while and I had to check if the line was still on.
“Well, the boss called me last night.”
” And what convinced you?” I was smiling now.
“I surely am easily persuaded,” he sighed, there was some relief in that.
“Ask me, I have been trying to do that for four years now,” I was still standing in front of the shop.
“Trying to make me fall in love with you?” some sort of cankering could be heard .
” You realized that now,” shopping now would not be of much use, I realized. He would be here soon.
“Can’t share the secret , anyways where are you now?” I could hear the roar oh motorbike.