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January 05, 2005

Dawn encounter

Date: 05/01/04

Time: 3.45 a.m.

My phone rings. My first thought through a dreamy haze is that a recurring nightmare has actually turned into reality and that I have slept through my alarm, missed a final exam and my friends are calling wondering where the hell I am. But it's still dark outside and my clock reads 3.45 a.m. I answer my phone mostly out of curiosity and also because, if I don't, the wailing ringtone of my phone is likely to wake up the entire household.

Me (groggily): Hello?

Person at the other end: Happy New Year!

Me: Thank you, same to you!

Person at the other end: Do you recognise me?

Me: Erm..no!

Person at the other end: It's £$!?$, from America. We were just looking at some pictures of you and thought we would ring you guys. What time is it there?

Me: 4 o'clock.

Person at the other end: Oh okay. You sound like you have just woken up.

Me: That's because I have.

Person at the other end: Why are you sleeping at 4 in the afternoon, are you ill?

Me: It is four in the morning.

Person at the other end (pause): Oh yeah..I just remembered, you guys are ahead. Wish everyone from me. Go back to sleep. Byeeeeeee!

I spend the rest of the night staring at the starless sky and trying desperately to fall asleep. I finally dose off at around 6.45 only to be woken by my alarm at 7.00.

Just one question - why me?!

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why you??
Hmm... b'coz it was new year and you have friends around the globe ;-)

Posted by: Lucidly Awake | Jan 8, 2005 12:54:14 PM

Your Highness,

Return the favour - call £$!?$ at 2A.M.(american time) - and tell him/her that its an astrologically auspicious time to wish a happy new year.


Posted by: Inspirator | Jan 6, 2005 12:40:58 PM

They sure do! For future reference, I prefer to be referred to as 'Your Highness' ;-).

Posted by: Arian | Jan 6, 2005 9:59:35 AM

Don't the Americans know when to wake the Queen of England??

Posted by: SV | Jan 6, 2005 7:11:52 AM

well arian,

sry to know that someone disturbed ur beauty sleep.

and for the answer why u?? the only thing i can say is that as the gr8 Morpheus in Matrix said 'U R THE CHOOSEN ONE'.....he...he..:-))

Posted by: Mumbhai | Jan 5, 2005 2:49:27 PM

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