The moment I logged into Facebook, it asked me “What’s on my mind?”
I replied “I LOVE SALSA”.
& then a miracle happened (p -pause ), I got 45 Likes and 10 comments (p)
Several minutes later, I got a call from my mom who read my status (Yes, I have added my Mom in my Friend List).
She thought, I do this – “Slide 1”
I replied “NO”.
Again, after several minutes, I got a call from my best friend asking about my status.
He thought, I do this “Slide 2”
I again replied “NO”.
Fellow toastmasters and dear guest,
I do this “Slide 3”.
Today, I’m going to share with you a breathtaking story .
But before I go ahead with me, I want you to know this – (p)
“Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. ” (p)
It was a summer afternoon of 2011 when I enrolled myself for “Salsa for Beginners”.
There i was (pointing towards the screen) without the specs and there she was minus the blond hair.
I was taken a back by her beauty, I said to myself ” Wow , God must be on Bench when making her, she was so beautiful & perfect – her resplendent skin , her cherubic smile, her ebullient eyes”.
Instantly, I knew I was in “LOVE“. She was my Lady love and I was her man of the dreams.
Within seconds, I decided our honeymoon destination
I was busy deciding our kids name whether chunu, Munu or Tunu , (p) suddenly the instructor called everyone to partner up.
This was my chance, I ran like Ulsan Bolt & stood opposite her.
There I was standing in front of my lady love, waiting for our eyes to meet & fall in love 🙂
But (p) I was confounded with a puzzle whether to follow the instructor’s instruction or to look into her eyes & propose my eternal love for her.
After much deliberation & reconciliation, I made up my mind – I would do the latter & I will keep looking into her till she falls in love with me.
When I was about to look into her eyes, When Our eyes were about to meet, When Our destiny was about to meet & fall in love then something completely unexpected happened (p)
Instructor said “SHIFT” & she walked to the next partner.
I was dejected, debilitate & gloomy.
I reprimanded the instructor for being the Amrish Puri of my love story.
Then I remember –
“Love triumphs all odds”.
Like Shahrukh khan, I sprung out of self pithy & devised a strategy to win her heart.
It was a full proof plan which included 3 T’s –
Talk to her,
Take her Number,
Take her out for a dinner.
I could smell the victory & I knew my plan would be successful.
Only thing that I needed to do was to wait for my turn.
After numerous Shifts & Turns, our destiny met & there was she standing in front of me.
I was about to talk to her but my body became numb & I stood there like a statue just uttering a single word “HI”
I was waiting for her to reply & suddenly I heard “Shift””
She walked away, shattering my hopes & our future.
I said to myself
‘its never too late. You can still talk to her. Remember you have nothing to lose. What’s the worst that can I happen. She won’t talk to you but at least she will get to know you”
I waited for my turn to come & I prayed to Lord Ganesha “Dear God, Please help me, I will definitely offer you Rs 101 with my salary”
You must be wondering “Why Rs101”
Well “God knows everything (p), including my SALARY”
Suddenly, a miracle happened, the instructor who was amrish Puri turned into a cupid and called for a break.
She was standing in the corner, I walked up to her & said “Hi, I’m Prateek”,
She smiled and replied “I’m Katrina”
(I said to myself – First T was successful i.e 33.3% work done) .
I tried to continue the conversation by asking her things such as native place, her likes & her dislikes.
Friends, Talking to a girl is never difficult but (big pause)to continue talking to her is indeed difficult.
Also The level of difficulty depends upon the level of beauty.
A Men’s mind is designed to do multitask but in this situation heart is designed to do only a single task at a time.
I had to make a tough choice, either to look at her or to pay attention to the conversation.
I choose the later one.
I attempted to crack Jokes.
She laughed (attempt successful).
Now it was time for my second T & Then I made my Move.
“Can I have your Number?”
She said “Sure, it’s 9764—–“. Wait I’m not tell you the Number after all it’s my hardwork.
I was on cloud 9 .
The class ended & we walked out of the studio.
I looked happy, She looked happy & the world around me looked Bissful
At that moment, everything seems perfect (p).
& then a suddenly (Serious tone) a fast moving car rushed towards and and and
a kid shouted from inside the car “Mom, Let’s Go, We are getting late.”
Over to you toastmaster.