Turning a year older is not much fun if you start thinking about how old you are and how much more you could’ve done in the years past. I realized this the hard way yesterday, when I turned 24 and I realized that I am trudging along on the long road of life and there’re no detours in sight. Just before sleeping yesterday, I was talking to a dear friend of mine over the phone (she stays in Chattisgarh) and we were discussing random stuff and all of a sudden, it hit me that I am not really where I wanted to be at this point in life.
It’s been a pessimistic week for me so far, with too much work to do and too little time to do it in, and yesterday in particular was such a terribly hectic day that it was only when people smeared my face with some yummy chocolate cake that I forced myself to relax a bit and smile.
Most of the questions that people tend to ask themselves in such a mood as I am in, are kinda clichéd and would be on the lines of, “Where is my life headed?” and “Why am I here?”
But my questions went one step higher and I began questioning my attitude to life, my decisions in the past, my plans for the next few years and in general, the direction I am looking at, and to my surprise, I realized that I had answers to none of them! 😀
I guess this happens to everyone of us, and the best way to get over it is to ignore it and get on with life. I decided to face this head-on and I have challenged myself to find the answers soon! All this thought process took approximately forty-seven seconds and I slept soon after. I had this strong urge to share this with all of you, just to vent it all out. Sorry! 😀
Oh, by the way, I called up Vodafone customer care yesterday and this conversation with the customer care executive is absolute gold. It went thus:
Me: Hi, my international calling is barred for some reason.
Vodafone Jerk: Hi sir, thank you for calling Vodafone.
Me: Yeah, yeah, my international calling has stopped.
Vodafone Jerk: I will definitely look into that problem sir. First could you please tell me your 10-digit mobile phone number and your full name?
Me: My number is xxxxx-xxxxx and my name is Nikhil Kumar.
Vodafone Jerk: Hi Mr. Kumar, Vodafone wishes you a very happy birthday!
Me (Pleasantly surprised): Why, thank you. That’s sweet of you.
Vodafone Jerk: You’re welcome sir. Now, you said your international calling has been barred?
Vodafone Jerk: Ok sir, but first, I need to confirm a few details about your account for security reasons.
Me: Sigh, ok go ahead.
Vodafone Jerk: Mr. Kumar, can you please confirm your date of birth?
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