Few days back, I was having some peanuts at a bus stand when the man asked me for a peanut.
Can I have some peanuts?”
I was taken
He said that
hadn’t had peanuts for more than thirty years, so suddenly he felt the need to
I told him-“There’s
a peanut seller, selling peanuts just around the corner. You can buy the peanuts
“I know I
can, but I want to you give me the peanuts.”
speak these words I moved away from him, and started walking.Maybe he was nuts.
someone called my name and I turned around to see who it was.
It was the
same man, who had asked me for peanuts.
you know my name?”
won’t recognize me.”
should I recognize you?”
your old school friend. We studied in the same school for two years and you
would have peanuts which I used to bring in my tiffin box.”
wouldn’t give it to me. Just a mere two or three peanuts and the rest you would
simply gobble up.”
moment you said can I have some peanuts, that scrawny voice of yours tingled
the brain cells in my mind. I immediately thought –“Where had I heard this
voice before?” I looked around and though you have grown up be a grumpy looking man, your eyes and smile
hasn’t changed much.”
recognized me and were playing a prank on me?”
me after so many years, if you can play a prank on me, then I too can do so.”
worry old friend. I shall buy you a new pack of peanuts from the peanut seller.”
he cheered up a bit.
We had tea and
peanuts, chatted for a while and then we got up on the bus, which we were
supposed to do much earlier.
spaces of time, people don’t change much. Do they?