Yeah, that was pretty much my reaction when I recently received a text from a friend. Let’s forget the fact that the time was past midnight and that I was sound asleep when my cellphone beep woke me up. It read “WAKE UP!” I sat up on my bed, rubbing my eyes as a train of thoughts ran through my head..
“What could have happened to Sam? Could it be a burglar at her home? A life-saving message? Or, is she right at my door?? Seriously, if she has texted me at this hour, it should be something important,” I thought. “It better be!”
Too lazy and lost to type a text, I chose to ring her up.. “What’s it Sam?” I sounded worried.. “Hey, I thought you’d be sleeping now. Precisely why i texted you,” she said. Her voice was pleasant as usual, but that wasn’t something I expected now. “Oh yeah? I thought you wanted me to WAKE UP!” I did emphasize more on the last two words. “And I thought your life was in danger, or something!”
“Um.. look.. See, I didn’t mean to.. Hmm.. see, you don’t have to be offended.. the..”
“Sam!” I myself was surprise by the sudden firmness in my tone. “If you woke me at this time, Sam..”
“Oh yeah! This is important. Important.. I was going through your blog. Babe! What has happened to you?” Now she tried to sound worried, though I just knew it was fake..
“What happened to me? You woke me up from middle of my sleep. Just pray that nothing happens to you tomorrow when we meet.”
“Ah! Stop joking. This is serious. There have been no new posts in your blog since long. Has your life turned to be so event-less and boooring all of a sudden? I just knew something had to be done about this.”
“Oh! that? It’s just that I’m.. Um.. lazy!” I suck at covering up, especially with her.
“Goose, Wake up! That’s what I meant!” She chuckled.
Seems like I’ve lost the touch. Well anyway, it’s nice to be back!
Thank you Sam! (I’ve mentioned you and even given you acknowledgements. More than what you asked for!)