Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The 'Just Friends' Syndrome



There was this boy who loved a girl. And there was this girl who again loved this boy. Everything looked so beautiful and they were living in their dreamland. Both believed that life was beautiful till the boy decided to make it formal and said to the girl “I love you”. Kahani me twist, the girl asks this boy “Can’t we just be friends”. How was this just in anyway. Just!

I had to suffer because of it. Many of my friends suffered because of it. Most boys suffer because of it. I am talking here of the ‘Can’t we just be friends’ syndrome of girls, the dreaded words many boys are made to hear.

There was a donkey. And there was a farmer sitting on him. When the donkey stopped moving, the farmer hanged a carrot in front of the donkey with the help of a stick. Poor donkey kept moving in hope that he will soon be able to get the carrot. Someone in this story was a boy and someone was a girl, and there are no prizes for guessing it right.

Girls are never sure whether they want to commit or not. But they do not even let the boy move on. Their concepts of relative velocity are solid. They maintain a constant distance and ensure that the relative velocity is zero. You move one step back and they will come one step forward and vice versa. How can one have her cake and eat it too.

Someone please explain this to girls!

PS: I completely understand the reason why girls do not commit and they are fully justified. Its hard to love shabby boys and harder to consciously acknowlede it . The conclusion is I am no Male Chauvinist Pig :)

8 comments:

Chandana said...

So Sweet!! :)!!

Karthik said...

Three of my friends experienced this syndrome from a single girl :) And many more from many other girls. Well, for one, I am sure that long before the boy proposes, it is evident to either that he will, isn't it fair for the girl to make it clear when there is a first sign from the boy.. Did I just ask for that, I guess I could ask for the removal of poverty from the world, before I could ask for that :)

Anurag Srivastava said...

@Kartik: Very true. The indications that 'I love you' is coming can be felt long before. So...

I feel your friends strongly believed in learning by doing and not by others experiences :)

Karthik said...

Others' experiences might work in case of constructive stuff probably :), but when you are in teens or in undergrad, and when u move closely with a girl, I guess others' experiences are for others to keep :)

Anurag Srivastava said...

@Kartik: It is all because of nature. When someone 'feels' he is in love, nature makes his brain to stop :)and make him do all he can to gain 'his' love. And yes moving closely with a girl, being a teenager or an undergrad makes a perfect combo.

But many of my friends are still doing it, only by virtue of being near to a girl, i guess thats the sufficient condition :)

Alas! nature is partial here and the brains of girls works faster in such scenarios :)

Kiran said...

dude..add me in those band of boys.
girls are really know how much to show at what time.

Anurag Srivastava said...

@kiran: Pumba tum bhi :)

Anonymous said...

If a girl asks me, "can we be friends?", I say "Nope." The look on their faces is priceless. :D