There are friends that call you up and wish you on your birthday. Then there are friends who send mails wishing you. Then there are friends who are happy to wish you through Orkut scraps and Facebook walls.
Very rarely do you find a friend who travels 2061 kilometres, goofs up on the ticket date, buys a new ticket at the airport without even a second thought about cost involved, and takes off a day from work, just so he can be with you on your birthday. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have such a friend.(Yes, the above snap was clicked on my birthday) I have mentioned him quite a few times on my blog and today I cannot help mentioning him again because...yes—you guessed it..it’s his birthday today! :-)
Because of the nature of his job, which is really a high-stress one, he does not get home before 1.00.a.m most nights. Yet, he has been helping me so much, with not only content on my new website but a lot of other things as well. He was as happy as me when it finally went live yesterday. (Yes! It is live! Check out http://preetishenoy.com/ for a lot of stuff about me that you perhaps did not know :-))
For my second book, he has been the one pushing me so much to go on and write (especially at times when I felt like giving it up), reading my drafts, suggesting changes, pouncing on grammar I might have missed (yeah the guy is really sharp. Maybe he gets it from his mother who is a writer too) , encouraging me such a lot and being almost as involved as me . (and yes, my second book is finally complete too. I will be announcing here the final date of when it will be out. It would take a few months more. Thank you for being patient!)
Now, a special request—actually it is not a request, it is a quest. Will the girl who chased him in a silver SX 4 on 22nd April on the roads of Gurgaon at around 11.30 in the morning, please contact him? He wants to ask you out for coffee and has been desperately trying to find out who you are!
He even had it as his g-talk status message for 2 whole weeks hoping that someone would be able to tell him who she was. He says he does not know any girl who drives a silver sx4. He was driving to office Shumacher style, as he was late, when this car started following him like crazy. An Italian job style Hollywood car chase ensued. He finally pulled to the side and this really cute girl pulls up beside him ,waves to him and drives off! Since the glasses were tinted in both cars he could not make out who it was and if he wasn’t getting late to work, he’d have jumped out and asked her for coffee right there!
In case any of you who read my blog (and more than 700 people read me —thank you folks, I am honoured and delighted!) knows this girl, please pass on this message to her :-) It’s his b’day after all. Let us make the birthday boy’s day!
Happy birthday Ajay Chauhan! Here is a little something for you apart from that other something that I sent through another good friend. (Thank you Mayank!)
May you continue to shine and grow and may you get whatever you heart truly desires.
Loads of wishes and positive vibes are being sent your way.
And yes—may you find that perfect girl too, with or without the
car chase! ;-)