Crushes to Crashes

This is a concept (the literary usage) which was already published somewhere in the internet but still I had done major changes to this to make this as a true story of mine so that it can be presented in a hilarious desi way…

Everyone in their lives would have had crushes, and I too had my share of crushes. But, it didn’t take much time for each of them to turn to crashes… None of my crushes took off, or probably they crashed even before they took off!! Today, when I look back, I can’t manage but to have a laugh at those silly yet interesting situations.

My first crush was on Miss Shilpa when I was in my tenth grade. We happened to speak only once. It was when I had offered her a coke. She refused to have it and the very next moment I gulped it down. I still can’t forget the dumbstruck look on her face. A few days later, she started going around with one of my classmates. They used to go for wonderful evening walks – Miss Shilpa, my classmate and her doggy. Unfortunately (fortunately for me), the affair didn’t last too long. On one such romantic walk of theirs, my classmate was bitten by the doggy. He brought up the question: “It’s me or the dog…” she chose the dog!!! The news gave me sadistic pleasure…

I was in a co-ed school for my 11th-12th. I got very friendly with Miss Rajeshwari in my class. It appeared to me that…yes…she is the girl. One day, Miss Rajeshwari came and sat next to me…close…really close… heart beats shot up.

She said, “I want to tell you something….but please maintain it as a secret.”
I knew…this was it…yes… She went on, “You know…Pavan? (Another classmate of mine) He proposed to me and I too liked him…and so I accepted. I am telling you because you are like my brother!!!”

WHAT THE HECK? As if the first news wasn’t bad enough, the second sounded suicidal. I looked at her with an artificial smile and said, “Congrats S…Sis…Sister!!!”

The next crush didn’t take much time to happen. It was Miss Sweta who walked in to our class. I literally had my jaws hanging seeing her. We became good friends…but I never fancied my chances…given the Miss Shilpa’s experience!!!

She was my Biology project partner…while she did the project…I concentrated on her biology!!! Just as the boards got over, and as I was mustering enough courage to tell her, her dad got transferred. She changed the city.

Next in the degree college, there was this hottie in my class (English). Boy….she was a babe…Miss Lavanya. She used to stand opposite to me in the chemistry lab. I prayed for some chemistry to happen between us. But I guess she was much smarter than I was. Miss Lavanya realized that I used to mess up all my titration experiments because I used to be looking at her and not the lab apparatus.
I called her out ALONE on my B’day. She turned up with her whole bunch of friends. The girls kept giggling and I looked for a place where I could go and bang my head. I steered clear of her for the rest of my college days.

Moving on from here, it was a major success story. This time round, it took some time for things to crash….just a little longer. A bit more than five years. Everything seemed like a fairy tale when the crash factor took the better of me.

By this time, I was in my job and I decided to use the term “interest” instead of crush. So, my interest grew in Miss Nupur in office. I thought she was a very pretty lady. Thankfully, the growth of my interest stopped very soon, the moment I learnt that she was supposed to go on leave the next week for her marriage. She was to marry her long time boyfriend. Only one thought came to my mind….The good ones are always taken!!!

Hmm…thankfully…..I have grown out of all these…no more CRUSHES… no chances of CRASHES…

I live this way now…hey…wait…..who is this new girl in our project??


“Meet our new team mate… Kavya!” 🙂