Tuesday, June 02, 2009

No man’s land

This, my dear readers, is the annual story-telling post. The ‘fairytale-gone-wrong’ types. Because that’s exactly the kind that happens in real life.

Once upon a time, there lived a group of likeminded wicked funloving always laughing-no-matter-what kind of people. But this story is not about all of them. Its about three special people. There was a Boy who was the most charming and sweet and caring person. There was a Girl who was so pretty and sweet that everybody adored her. And there was a Stupid Girl who was the carefree wacko types and was everybody’s favorite person.

These three were the best of friends and nothing could have ever come in between them. They had been with each other in all kinds of situations and had come out strong.
It so happened that Boy and Girl, looked so good together, everybody around them wanted them to be (..er..) more than just friends. However, Stupid girl (although she teased both of them like hell about it) she didn’t think they suited each other. And she made the fact pretty clear. Girl and boy both agreed with her and assured her that nothing of that sort was ever going to happen. Stupid girl belived them.

After a good six months, the whole thing died down. Ofcourse everybody tried their best to get the girl and boy together but nothing happened. Infact they had now started to get extremely angry when anybody even mentioned such a thing. So then nobody bothered anymore.All was well.
Atleast that’s what stupid girl thought.
Then one day, the day just before they were all going to their respective homes, Girl calls up Stupid Girl, and tearfully tells her that she hasn’t been completely honest with her. Girl tells Stupid Girl that Girl and Boy are not just friends. They’ve been committed to each other for the past six months. They didn’t want anybody to know because it would have caused complications.
Stupid Girl was devastated. She never expected that the two people whom she trusted most in the world would do this to her. In introspection, she thought about all the times the three were together. Like she was living a lie. She felt like the most stupid person alive on planet earth. Anyway, she probably was . Is. Whatever.
You see, you need to be a girl or atleast think like a girl to realize the importance of this betrayal. For you, it might be,”Bleh, what the hell? So they didn’t tell her. Big deal. It was their personal thing. Why was stupid girl being so stupid about it?”.
Well you know, firstly, like the name suggests, this girl was stupid ok. As in, she wasn’t stupid regarding her work. She’d got good brains. Better than most people. But she was basically stupid at heart. She believed that the way she treated people, she should be treated the same way. She expected honesty for honesty and other such crap. She sort of lived in the imaginary world where good things happened to good people. She obviously needed to read more of comic books and learn from the lives of superheroes. Good people aren’t necessarily subjected to good things. Sometimes its quite the opposite. Stupid girl.
And about the part where you have to be a girl or think like one, well, for a girl, her best friend is everything to her. She shares everything with the best friend. Everything. Secrets cant exist between them. The best friend is a part of her. In this case, two of her best friends were constantly lying to her for six months. I can’t explain it, but the Stupid Girl was really devastated. She had no problems that they were going out. But the fact that they lied to her and then got angry and lied even some more if people spoke about them really hurt stupid girl. She knew she was once again being stupid in reacting the way she was, but that was her. She couldn’t pretend. She obviously had a lot to learn from her friends.
By the way, Girl also told Stupid girl not to mention this to Boy as he had told Girl not to tell Stupid Girl.
The holidays started. Everybody was on their own for three weeks. Stupid girl was behaving even more stupidly. She had lost her capacity to trust people. Now everyone was under her suspicion. She sort of had a list in her head as to who will deceive her next. The worst person to be affected by this behavior was probably this great Guy who apparently liked Stupid girl a lil too much. She had stopped taking calls, switched off her phone and started ignoring everybody. Her lame excuse was that her parents had suddenly become extremely strict. However, the real reason was that, if she couldn’t trust the person whom she was with almost 24hours a day, she couldn’t obviously trust Guy who wasn’t even in the same college as her. How they met and how they started liking each other is another story altogether. She somewhere knew she was punishing the wrong person but then her sense of right and wrong had just done a somersault.

Anyway, after three weeks, everybody came back and everybody but these three was happy. Girl kept apologizing sorry and she didn’t want to lose Stupid Girl. So she had told Boy that Stupid Girl knew everything. Boy didn’t know what to do, how to face Stupid Girl. He didn’t have the guts to even say sorry. It’s a typical boy thing it seems. But he didn’t want to lose Stupid Girl either. She was very important to both of them (apparently). And Stupid Girl, she didn’t know what to do. She didn’t want to lose her best friends but had accepted the fact that they were now just her friends and she was incapable of making best friends ever again. She tried to be neutral. But the fact that Boy was just not saying anything about it got her really frustrated. They now had ‘fake’ conversations, in which both of them avoided the topic of Girl altogether. After a couple of days, Stupid Girl couldn’t go on pretending anymore so she called up Boy and asked him to stop pretending like he didn’t know anything. Boy didn’t have anything to say about it.So, after much talking on Stupid girl’s part and listening on Boy’s part, they decided never to talk about it again. For Stupid Girl, the more all this was discussed, the more disgusted she became.

But then there was something else that she realized while talking to Girl and Boy. They both had had enough of each other and were very soon going to have a break up. According to Stupid Girl, this was worse than the whole lying part. She knew this would have happened and this was the reason she had advised them not to get together in the first place. Now very soon she would have to choose one of them because obviously they won’t be able to stand each other. She had always hated this thing, when she had to choose between two friends. It was just too difficult.
As it is, she never believed in relationships and now her belief in friendship and love had just vanished. She didn’t think she could ever forget this, ever. She had also forgiven Boy and Girl because she didn’t think she even had the right to be angry with them but yes, this lesson would never be forgotten.
But then, you know Stupid Girl. She’s stupid. She’s someone who believes in happy endings and new beginnings, sunshine and flowers, magic and miracles, wintertime and springtime, fate and faith and that there’s a reason why things happen the way they do. And it’ll take more than mere acts of selfishness by some people to make her forget all this.

So I leave you here, dear reader, on a positive note and it is up to you to understand and interpret the moral of this story. And if you do, I would love to hear about it.