We went to a temple function sometime back on a weekend. Both of us are not that pious people to talk about, but then here in the US these things are another excuse to meet your friends and see an Indianised place and eat the free food :).
We were all waiting in line to get our "free lunch", when a lady with a small kid comes to me,
"Excuse me.. are you tamil?"
"Are you from this college?"
"Yes I am.. are you from there too..?"
She then tells me that she is my junior and even remembers my name. I honestly couldn't place her ,forget the name. I felt very bad. So I say in my best possible way,
"I'm really sorry ..I'm unable to place you.. "
"Thats ok.. we used to be with these people.. "
she says giving references and I'm kind of knowing her, when she immediatly comes back,
"You used to be very fat in college? How did you become thin ?"
I have been getting this question from every single soul in my college whom I have caught up over orkut or met occasionally.
People in my office would be surprised to find this question being asked and the same holds true to my friends from school.
I remember when I met a good old school friend after nearly 8 long years , he told me
"You just look the same as you were in school"
Yeah thats me. Somehow between my school and corporate life i.e my four years of college life I gained weight & became a fatty :) !
A friend joked about this one day telling
"Thats why you got committed in office and not in college ! ;)"
Funny huh ?
The transformation either way was not voluntary.
When I started working , I suddenly lost all my weight and slowly moved to my school day size !
I think I might be the only person to have gained weight spending the days in a college hostel.
Whatever happened , I never knew why or for what ? But I'm fine with the way it is.
When I started watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S , I was able to connect myself with the character "Monica" and how she was a fatty in her High school days. If you watch FRIENDS you know what I am talking about.