It was a night lived in the true spirit of randomness . To add some variety to the read , lets cut it down to 55-word fragments (like 55 fiction ) and then see all the individual episodes converge towards one common climax ( viva la Tarantino !! )
Episode 1 : The work place (4:30 PM, Location: Prabha devi)
The boss had a couple of deliverables on me. And I had one hour. It was a Thursday, not even the weekend exactly. The intercom rang and RB yelled in it, “Midnight buffet ke liye chale ?!”
“F off motha f*****! Khaam vaam nahin hain kya?”
Episode 2: The girl friend (8:30 PM, Location: cyberspace)
SM turned off the engine to his brand new Yamaha super bike. Finally he reached home. A state of blissful sleep awaited . He didn’t bloody care about anything else in the world. Then she called,
“You don’t love me anymore ! You didn’t call every 20 min today”
He took a puffed breath, “Because you stink even over the phone, c**t!” And he hung up, tired! Just tired !
Episode 3 : The workout (8:45 PM, Location: Wadala)
“Why don’t you work out in the mornings? Are you oiling your hair ? Are you coming for your cousin’s grandma’s sister’s grandson’s wedding next month in Anakapalli ” mom shouted over the blue tooth.
“Uh —- huh —- eh !” I retorted, too miffed while doing the 4th push up , at the same time, adoring the fabulous derrière of the lady in the track suit.
A few moments later, was walking back to the flat , too tired to talk or think ….
Episode 4: The marriage(8:45 pm , Location: Marine drive)
“Beta! Shaadi kar le ab” instructed RB’s dad over the phone.
“Arre ! I am working in Mumbai and she in Delhi! Let me first get posted to Delhi. Please think before you command , pitaji !”
“Usko maa baap ka phikar nahin hain 😦 ” he heard his mom wailing beside his dad.
“Qayamat aajayega kya !?!?” he said and hung up.
Episode 5: Co-incidence and providence (11:00 PM, Location: brains of three fellas)
RB was lying drunk at Not Just jazz by the bay! “Shaadi shaadi shaadi ! Prob kya hain sab ki” he thought
SM woke up sweating thanks to a night mare where his just-dumped girlfriend castrated him.
I finished puking over the television screen because of something I don’t remember at all.
Then we called one another.
Episode 6: Marine ‘Drive’ (11:30 PM – 4:00 AM)
Let me drive , man! I told SM from the back seat as he super-biked from Wadala to Marine Drive (two different corners of Mumbai)
“Go get your bike , puke meister ” he yelled against the pace of the blowing wind.
RB started from the pub and had to walk 30.23 meters to the midnight buffet place. He was too drunk to win his race against his hallucinated snail
Finally, we reached, sat and ate …
Epilogue (Today morning…or rather sometime between morning and noon)
“Why are you so late to work? Don’t you know you have quite some work!” asked the three different reporting managers to three different fellows ….