A Quirky Friend is someone who is odd but add more value to your friendship. I think everyone has at least one of them.
That day it was really horrible. I was totally down with pain. Two days before, it was mild, gradually increasing substantially the next day. I had taken a pain killer. Still, it was intolerable. Even painkillers were not working. Perhaps something was really wrong. I had taken the doctor’s appointment for the evening.
It’s not that I’m having a toothache for the first time. But it was never so serious. It used to reside after taking some pills or some homemade remedies.
I tell you, if you say Heartbreaks Sucks Most, then I’m sure you might not have ever experienced TOOTHACHE…!
I was lying on the bed when my phone rang. The name flashed on the phone screen was “PehchanKounShakti”
Let me confess one of my typical habits related to storing phone numbers. I have a habit of giving it a tag depending upon the behaviours, reference or something like that of the owner of the number. Not all phone number though.
For ex, I have a relative whom I know has a habit of gossiping in your back. He would talk nicely with you but in your back he would say something against you to somebody else in the family. There were so many misunderstanding because of him in the families. So, I have given him a tag as “Lagajota Reporter”. (Lagajota is an Odia word that means “bitching”)
In similar way I have also a habit of giving tags to my friends while saving their numbers. Not all though. So, I have Friends called GoogleNiru, WikipediaRachna, MrsFunnyboneBhabi, SanjuFukre, DharaviKaKabirSingh, MysticMina
(some bad tags as well like khadoosbaba, MunicipalityHospital, SadahuaSamosa…. etc which I can’t say the names here) and many more…
One of them is “PehchanKounShakti” …
Shakti is really a wonderful friend. We had met for the first time in the initial days of our working life. Since then, from just being colleagues to we became best friends. He is actually very witty and would always cheer you up saying something in a very amusing way. “Yeah…I am thinking of changing his tag as “KapilSharmaShakti”.
There is a story behind this tag “Pehchan koun”. First, He used to be bit like Navin Pravakar – The Comedian – of the first season of Comedy Reality show The Great Indian Comedy Show. Second, he is very good in drawing cartoons. So, he would draw some and ask us “Pehechan Koun Hai Ye” every day. It could be boss, manager, collogues, watch man, office boy…anyone. Had drawn my sketches too…peculiar one. It’s a regular thing at office. So “PehechanKounShati” is the best fit tag…isn’t it?
I picked up the phone…
After the initial exchange of hi/hello…he enquired about why wasn’t I active in group chat for two days. I told him about my problem.
“It could be a root canal … I guess?” He said very caringly.
“Hmm…even I feel so.” I sighed
“Well, you need to take care of your teeth…. dear. Use some ayurvedic or medicated tooth paste to prevent your teeth from decay.” He said seriously after learning that I was really in awful pain.
“Hmm…right. Let’s see what the Dentist will prescribe “I replied.
“Hey…I know an ayurvedic guy who recommends very good toothpaste for all-round care of your teeth and gums.” He said thoughtfully. “Why don’t you visit him after you visit your Dentist? I’m sure there will be no further problem in future.”
“Is it really? Are you sure?” I asked anxiously. “Give his details then…I will try to visit.”
“Of Course, I’m sure. It’s very scientific.” He said in a convincingly.
“Ohh!! What’s scientific about it? I mean is it something purely medicated?” I asked
“Not Like that! Well…once you start using it na, all the problems will be sorted.” He said with much confidence.
“Really!! How?” I asked
“See, once you start using it, within a month…I guess…all your teeth would become Mr.India. When there will be no teeth…then how will there be pain?
Na Rahega bansh…Na bajegi Bansuri…ha ha ha” and he giggled loudly.
And you can imagine my situation…I would have banged his head had I been before me.
God! This guy is incorrigible. Initially I was really annoyed like anything and felt like punching him in the phone itself. That was surely not a time for joke. But after sometime…I couldn’t stop laughing more because…it could only be an odd, A Quirky Friend like Shakti who can take the risk to cheer you up even when you’re in pain.
One of the best things about my life is I have really been blessed with very good friends. They are like my soul family. Also A Quirky Friend like Shakti is a precious possession. Thank you, all my friends, you are all treasure of my life.
Hey Shakti…Thank you yaar!! I would have dumped you in Municipality dump yard that day but you know what…har eek friend jaroori hota hai…majboori hai na yaar…
Do You Have a Quirky Friend too?
he he he… 🙂
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