Thursday, April 06, 2006

Benevolence personified.

Yesterday was a rather chocolaty day for me. I ran into a senior from school after a very long time and she pulled out a gigantic bar of chocolate from her bag just for me!!! From now onwards, Arpita is going to top my list of seniors-i-want-to-meet-when-i-am-hungry. But thinking again, she isn't the only one. If Snigdha had not gone off to the US, no one could have dethroned her from the coveted title.

On a rainy afternoon, when we had got drenched, her first thought was to rush to the fast food outlet shop for a treat of hot chicken rolls and coffee. My apparent discomfiture in wet clothes vanished after the first bite into the roll. Another day, we had got up on an empty bus. Like all private buses, this one was waiting to fill enough human beings in it, till it would burst its seams. She treated me to hot chips. And ice-cream on yet another hot summer boring afternoon when we did not feel like doing anything. Which kindof makes me realize that seniors are actually nice people provided you don't meet them the first time. They will advise you without nagging you, and when they scold you, you find yourself grinning. When you are out with a senior, they will not let you pay for the bus tickets and they will most certainly make you sit, if there is only one seat left in the bus.

In my first post on this blog I had mentioned that I was the only person in my class who had never been ragged. At that time, I thought I was lucky to get away, but now I do have a twang of regret. God knows how many more benevolent seniors I would have met and how many generous souls I would have discovered had I not executed the perfect escape plan during the ragging session. Some day I shall blog about the escape.......

4 comments:

Akash said...

How did you escape? As for me, I just could not escape (because it was impossible) and perhaps was ragged to the highest (worst) degree. It is rather easy to write about the escape; but not so to recount the details of ragging.

stiletto said...

a not-so-junior-but-not-really-a-senior gave me (and everyone else) a bar of Cadbury's chocolate today for reasons best known to himself.

I ate it by myself. i wasn't even hungry.

Akash said...

Nobody gave me any chocolate today. So I spent the day without any chocolate.

Anwesha Chatterjee said...

@Akash - the escape was more a matter of destiny. I was new to the place and stiletto was kind enough to show me the way on my second day in college. Sadly, I forgot to ask her to repeat the favour in the evening and took a bus not knowing where to get off. I missed my stop, and jumped off the running bus in panic and in heels breaking my ankle in the process and spending the rest of the ragging session in bed. I know most people have bad memories of the ragging session and it pains me to realize that sometimes, we can become so inhuman, but hopefully things are changing.

@stiletto - Seniors have their own code of conduct. Heaven alone knows why they get benevolent suddenly.