She caught my eye…as I walked on by

14 Aug

So today Eddy tells you how he met the love of his life – Mauli. She is his first (and hopefully last) serious girlfriend.


  1. Obviously Mauli is name inspired by my awesome name but that doesn’t mean this is my story.
  2. This is the first attempt to write something romantic so pleassse be a little less critical : – )
  3. If you still don’t know who Eddy is, you might wana read this and this.

2years ago…

I was bored and there was still a lot of time for my evening class. I had no one to hang out with so I decided to leave early and just roam around the city in the bus. I was waiting at the bus stop and a 103 comes. I don’t know where the bus goes but I see this b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l  girl sitting on the second  last seat next to the door. She had the headphones plugged in her ears and was singing along to some song. Our eyes met for the briefest moment and she smiled. She smiled..she SMILED, oh damn she smiled. Does she like me? Kind of maybe. Hassi toh fassi! I hope she doesn’t have a boyfriend.

Impulsively I get in the bus. She had the most magical eyes I had ever seen but they wont tell me where the bus goes.  So when the conductor asked where did I want to go, I played safe and said “ Last “. Last means that I wanted a ticket to the last destination of the bus. I went and stood near her. She was looking out of the window busy with her music and did not notice me. But I noticed every bit of her. Long thick hair flying in the wind, big eyes lined perfectly with kajal and the red spects that made her look stylishly nerdy. Pink full lips and chubby-ish cheeks. My heart got stuck at the tiny little silver nose pin. She was simply dressed and was carrying 3 fat books. Financial Accounting and Economics. Commerce??!! These and the spects made her look like the geek of the century. But the most beautiful geek I had ever seen. I was thinking of ways to attract her attention…

  • Hi what’s ur name – too desperate
  • What music are u listening – had asked this to the last one. Dint work.
  • Yo! I love your eyes – creepy
  • I love you – wtf??!
  • Hey M Eddy – So?
  • U make me go craaaazyy  babyyyy – slap
  • Where is *Someplace* ? – Perfect.

I look at her and asked with what I hope was a ‘I am lost can you please help me’ expression – Excuse me, Where is Metro? She raised her right eyebrow, took out the headphone from left ear and said “Sorry?” Metro. Where is Metro? I repeated my question. She wanted to know whether I was looking for Metro Theatre or Metro Shoes. Shoes sounded a little dumb so I said Theatre. The magical eyebrows shot up and a magical smile appeared. She said “You got the wrong bus but you can get down after 5stops and then walk to Metro Theatre. It’ll be a 15minutes walk.” The musical concert resumed. How important was that music ya?? Couldn’t this girl see that I am trying to make a conversation? What do I say now? I just kept standing close to her and looking out of her window. She too was looking out and still singing along. I could atleast stare at her perfect face to my heart’s content. The nose pin….5minutes passed. I was thinking what to say next but to my horror, suddenly she got up and got ready to get down.

I couldn’t just let her get down here and then lose her in the crowd never to see her again. What if she was the one? Maybe god had set this whole thing up and I was supposed to get down here. This cant be happening. She brushed against me in the crowded bus and I felt chilly tremors all the way down to my feet. I think my heart even skipped a beat. No one messes with god. So I had to get down. What now? She told me to get down after 5 stops and here I was not only defying her instructions but also shamelessly following her and risking all my chances of potential future romance by portraying myself as a stalker. Still…I got down after her. It was raining. She opened her umbrella and stared at me. Not in a good way. I went upto her and said that I thought I would rather change the bus from here. Clever thinking. It looked like I had salvaged the situation because she then started telling me about the buses I can take. Beautiful girls should not be so helpful. Decent guys like me are rare. Very rare. I wish I could tell her this. When she was done doling out the information, there was an awkward pause. I knew that I couldn’t talk about anything else standing there in the middle of the road, but how was I supposed to just let my future wife (girlfriend atleast) walk away? I dint even know the name yet! With every ounce of courage that my body had, here’s what I managed –

(Smile) By the way, I am Eddy

(Smile) Mauli (good sign)

Handshake. Brief and firm. (good sign)

Mauli? Wao what a nice name! Bengali?

No Jain

Something told me that she too was interested in me. She too wanted to take this conversation forward. And this is what gave me the strength to say what I said –

So Mauli…Thanks a lot for helping me. We should keep in touch. No?

Awkward pause

Can I have your phone number or something?

More awkwardness. Shit shit shit. How could I ask for her NumBer?!

Well, you could take my email id…m gona change my number soon. But…I can take yours.

Probably a lie but what the heck. Atleast I am getting the id!

Okay sure.

With that I gave her my no and took her email id and we both went our separate ways. My way was just to figure out where the heck I was and how to get back home.

Meanwhile here is what went on in Mauli’s mind –

Omg omg omg omg! He was sooo cute and he was sooo interested in me. I am so excited about this cute random stranger. And this James Blunt isn’t getting out of my head…

You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don’t know what to do,
‘Cause I’ll never be with you.

I wana see him again..but I don’t know why I felt kinda scared giving him the phone number. Like email id is any different. A part of me said “this isn’t right. Stop.” And the other part said “Wtf. He so cute. I have never seen a better looking guy. And this whole thing so exciting” Guess the bigger part won. Its been 20 hours since we met and he hasn’t mailed me yet. Why why why could I not give my number. What can he do to me on the phone yaa…Now I have no clue where to find him. Nothing on orkut or even facebook. Why couldn’t he too give me an email id? Doesn’t it feel to fast to jump onto the phone straightaway? May be I can message him. I will HAVE to message him. How do it make it look cool and casual. I cant show how much I like him…

M : Hey Eddy. Mauli here. Remember me??

E : Yo Mauli! Of course I remember!!

Obviously you do you fool! I must have come across as very desperate getting in touch before he did. Butt..what the heck..He is Cute.

M : So wassup? Did u reach Metro that day?

E : Yeh I did. thnks again for all the help : )

Like this it started with extensive texting..moved upto talking on phone (they couldn’t save money by chatting because Eddy’s laptop wasn’t working) and meeting again. First meeting was a casual thing at CCD followed with a walk on marine drive, not holding hands but still romantic. After a movie meeting, another CCD meeting (cant call them “dates” yet) and 4 nights of talking on the phone for about 6 hours each, they met the fourth time. Both of them were anticipating “The” moment in their own ways.

According to herself, Mauli had made her interests in him quite clear. Why would a girl talk to some guy so much if she dint like him? She could do only so much. Now he should man up and ask her already. She would say a Yes – simple and clear..But only if he asks the question properly. She will not use the ‘lets take it slow and be just friends right now’. Wtf is the point of being “just friends” when everyone knows you are dating? She was praying that he wasn’t expecting her to pop the question. Good girls don’t do that. And besides she had already made the first move by messaging him the first time.

He had been fantasizing proposing her ever since he first saw her but still he had no idea what to ask. It had to be subtle. By now it felt like they knew each other since ages and she looked pretty much interested and all but you never know it with girls. There is always a chance and he dint wana take it. Not even 1%. If she said a NO it shouldn’t be very awkward. Infact in that case it shouldn’t even look like he asked her out. But it should also sound like a question so that she can say a clear Yes and not be confused.

A part of the conversation. The important part :

E : So Mauli what if I asked you out right now? (shit shit shit…m doing it! Heart relax plss..)

M : Mmmm..what if I ask you the same question? (shit shit shit..he is proposing me..but he isn’t asking properly..I will have to play around a bit till he asks the right way..)

E : I would say a Yes. Now what do you say?

M : I don’t know…(oh c’mon. Be a dude and ask it straight away! Cant you see I am just waaaaiting to say yes? )

E : You don’t know? What does that mean?! (I know you want this! Why cant you just say a proper yes and get done with it?! Whats this I don’t know business yaa..i know you know we both know. Just say it)

M : It means I don’t know…

E : ??

M : We could try..see how things work (this bastard isn’t gona say it. Bloody I’ll lose this chance if I say no and will have to ask him myself then. Lets just get done with it..anyways we both know this is a stupid formality..)

E : So is that a YES? (Obviously it is! Why cant you be clear woman??!)

M : I guess…(Obviously it’s a YES you fool)

E : So are we like official now?

M : Yeah. Officially boyfriend-girlfriend.

They sealed things with a handshake and its been happily ever after…till now atleast.


8 Responses to “She caught my eye…as I walked on by”

  1. Aparna August 26, 2010 at 5:35 am #

    Makes interesting reading.

  2. fuckmaharaj aka. buddha August 17, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    damn nice story…cool sense of humour you guys have..

    PS: dont mind my cheesy nickname :P

    • chilicheesetoast August 17, 2010 at 10:33 am #

      we’l try not to ;-)
      thanks a lot btw..more to come. watch this space…

  3. vishal August 15, 2010 at 7:18 am #

    Stylishly nerdy? Geek of the century? Nice terms u bring out. A good piece indeed. Not much experienced in this field, so ending comments here.

    • chilicheesetoast August 15, 2010 at 7:22 am #

      I have been called by names similar to these so…
      experience nai hai toh kya hua..abhi tumari umar hi kya hai :)

  4. aj August 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    Ok young man!!! let the river flow and take its course…

  5. Shubham August 14, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    Why does the name changes from Mauli to Molly sometimes during the blog?

    • chilicheesetoast August 15, 2010 at 12:07 am #

      Sorry sorry…by mistake.. habit hai na ;)
      Molly is me. Muali is her. Different different.

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