Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dear Diary

Dear Diary,

Its been a regular week . Just a bit of rains, some work and yes, Ive been eating a lot of chocolates and chaats. And I havent been walking or hitting the gym and have been putting on weight. But you know what , Ive been meeting people. So, I met this guy, very smart and successful. I dont really knows what he does, but he seems like he knows what he is doing, which I guess is more important today.

But I found two things interesting. One, he was always tucking in his stomach when he speaks and was trying very hard to have this faraway , dreamy look in his eyes and you could see he was actually uncomfortable with himself and was probably worried about the way he was being perceived. But then, he was the centre of attraction. He carefully chose what he wanted to say. His topics could range from the Tundra to the local gossip in the film industry. Yet, he was trying very hard not to sound intellectual or trashy. He knew how to modulate his voice, wait for the right pauses and make the right noises. You know what I was thinking , dear diary..that was here was a man who made trivia , a knowledge .

Later over a drink, I stopped him when he was trying to tell me about a rare quality of gene in man that could make them fly. Ok,I just made that up. But his trivia was always like that, something which could be interesting,(ahem!) rare and unusual and often generated oohs and wows from people..but then at the end of day, he acknowledged that it was just useless trivia. It didnt really open anybody's horizon and would be either drowned in the drinks in the party or at the most be shared in another party. But then, I asked him what motivated him to collect these trivia..after all, no quizzer will ask him such questions .

He humoured me for a moment and asked , " Havent you heard of conversation currency ? " he went on to explain how diligently he read and combed the net to find such information that was not in circulation and the rarer and the less credible it is , it worked for him. " You need to shock people, not just interest him, it opens doors , you know. " I just heard a door close on me, when a phone rang. It was R on the line..I was surprised dear diary that he called me after 6 months . And then he went on to say " Hey listen, how are you doing ? I need a help. Am off to a party tonight and I need some gossip, anythg..filmy, media, fashion..meeting some people you know..no time to prepare ..." Since when did people start preparing to go for parties , I wondered as I hung up the call on this newspaper editor.

Well, there were more interesting people that I met but I will tell you later. A friend is coming over for dinner now and I actually have to prepare - food !

7 comments:

SloganMurugan said...

It's strange. The kinds of things people do to attract attention. My sympathies.

BlueMist said...

Wow I mean Wow. Never knew people prepare on these things before going to parties.
But surely some tricks are needed when we got to meet people from different levels.

I loved the you way narrated. Miss your stories. Can you please start writing them again ?

Ed Pilolla said...

conversation currency, huh? that's too funny. thanks for the link here. going to read more.
:)

vishesh said...

Hmmm...never knew people prepared like this for parties...conversation currencies? hmm...Guess I can invent them :P

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Uma said...

Conversation currency??? Wow! I learned something new today! I can use it in some upcoming party! ;)

Gautami said...

hey laxmi,

loved ur blog. Recently i have created blog.just felt to write. check it out-http://gautami-justme.blogspot.com/

we do meet interesting people on journey. thats just life.some broken eggs in my basket whom i call friends.

tc
gautami