Monday, 23 December 2013

Friends for life!

“Hey! Come here!” my bestie shouted at me. I stole the clothes she was supposed to wear after having a bath and hid it under the couch in the living room. She was running with a comb in her hand behind me all around the room. We did not stop until we were extremely tired and started sweating in the December cold. She was shouting at me for making her sweat after her bath. After taking a shower yet again, I brought her the clothes…

That was just one small incident in our lives. My best friend and I have been bffs for more than 15 years now! We are each 19 years old. So one can imagine the kind of bond we share. We have always been the best of friends. We would share the lunch that our mothers would send for us back in the school days.

When we were children, we used to play a lot of silly pranks on our classmates. Once we managed to tear of guavas from a tree in our school campus and eat them. Our gardener saw that and was running after us for quite some time. We managed to slip away through a narrow gap between two school buildings though.

And even though we were best friends, we would always study diligently and compete with each other. Our teachers were very proud of us and were in complete favour of the healthy competition between us which exists up to this day. We were also very talented in the extra-curricular activities – be it sports or singing.

Then came the teenage years and brought with it all the troubleshooting. We became quite self obsessed then; started taking care while dressing up, discussed which make-up to wear when and which hairstyle to be followed on different occasions.

There was this when we would apply make-up on each other and click hundreds of pictures with many poses. Pouting was our favourite with bright red lipstick on our small lips. We even ended up destroying many of our mothers’ lipsticks and nail-paints in attempts to create the perfect blend. Then our ears would be spanked painfully as punishment and we would sulk for hours together.

Then again there was a day when we dressed up one of her caretakers in a sari and made him dance to an item number. The poor man listened and obliged to us out of his love and concern for us. We still have that video. Oh, how we break into laughter at our stupid antics now!

But who says craziness goes away with age?

We are crazy even now. We still go up the opposite way on a slide in a children’s park and get chased by the guards. We stand up on swings and swing ourselves to our hearts’ content even now.
Most recently, we ended up purchasing 10 movie tickets, although we needed just 5. The other 5, we ended up taking my driver’s help and selling them in black. Should not mentioned this, but could not stop myself!

We would put on music at full volume in the car, roll down the glasses and dance and shout in the car itself. People on the roads turn to look at us thinking we are crazy. Some would even inquire with our driver if we were drunk! But who needs alcohol when you have a crazy heart and an equally crazy bestie.

Here’s to all those friends who have shared bonds like me and my best friend!
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
-Oprah Winfrey
Yet in all these years, one thing has been constant. We both use Dove shampoo and conditioner coincidentally as that suits our hair perfectly! We have started using the Dove soap also now. This post has been written under the contest “DoveFaceTest” organized by Indiblogger and Dove.

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