I look at my mobile once again because I am no more a Bachelor. Since last 3 hours I have been waiting for her message, but it looks like she is busy somewhere, I guess with her siblings or may be her friends, I don’t know exactly. We met 4 years ago and it never happened that I texted her and she didn’t reply me back, I guess something has kept her occupied or she might be really busy. I checked my cupboard, looking for my bachelor diaries that are locked in the drawer. I took them out and there was a page in it. I guess she kept it there for me to read. The page smelled good and something was written there. It was a page titled ‘Doctors Note for Work’. I knew the title and I knew where she was.
I don’t remember anything special in my life that has happened with my travelling, except her. We met in Ahmedabad, on the day when I had to board my train ‘Ahmedabad-Pune Duronto Express’, which was, needless to say, going to Pune. After the tiring Rajasthan tour, I came to Ahmedabad and had to stay there for 5 hours before I could board my train, that was to be departed at 10 PM. I kept my bags in the locker room and hired a taxi and came to Kankariya Lake. It’s one of my favorite places in Ahmedabad, after the special restaurant called Patang – The Revolving Restaurant. I was roaming there. It was mid-June, the weather was pleasant. Cool breeze blew, and felt like it would start raining soon. I was sitting on a bench, enjoying the scene, when a girl came to me asking if I could let her use my phone as her phone was discharged. First, I hesitated, but then offered her my phone. She called her mother, told her to come and pick her up. She asked her mother to take a doctor’s appointment on the way. She was fast; I guess it took her only 40 seconds for the entire conversation. While waiting for her mother, she introduced herself and told me that she’s going to need a doctors note for work to take leave for 5 days from her office.
I didn’t understand at first, but then I tried to relate it with leave issues at workplaces, still wondering about the doctor’s appointment thing. She observed my confused expression and explained me the whole matter about her workplace. We sat there on the bench waiting for her mother, chatting over the same topic. She spoke throughout the conversation and I sat there listening to her and replying in either a ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’ form. In that short span of time, she told me the entire story of her life and I just kept it to my name and city. It has been a long time since this incident happened, but even today I cannot believe that was our first time when we saw each other and spoke to each other for that long. She seemed like a known stranger to me. Later on, her mom came and she left. God knows what happened in that little time we had together, but it looked like everything was going right and perfect. That was just a casual meeting but it seemed so special. Both of us knew that it was our first meet, but at the back of our minds we thought, it was certainly not the last. We did not just accidentally happen to meet, but were destined to marry each other. I read my diary pages recapitulating good old days that were titled ‘Doctors Note for Work’. I never imagined that destiny would bump me to a stranger that would become my wife one day. It was a big deal as it does not happen with everyone. Turning the pages of my diary, I looked at God, and silently thanked him.