Date: 23rd May, 2015
Subject: I HATE YOU!!!
You’re definitely the worst person I have known in my life. 48 days, 17 mails and not a single reply. Who do you think you are? I hate you! All of a sudden you became so busy that you forgot your friend overnight? Fine. I don’t need you either. This is the last mail that I’m sending you and you’re never going to hear from me again. Goodbye!
Sameer and Anjana had been pen friends for 7 years now. Yes… pen friends… in this age of instant communication media like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, etc. blanketing the world, these two youngsters believed in the age old method of mailing. Of course, mailing in the conventional manner would just seem stupid, especially with the horrible postal service of the nation, hence they kept it to emailing.
They both believed that the easier it became to speak to someone and the more immediate communication became, the lesser would two people have to talk about and eventually they would just drift apart. There would be no anxiously waiting for the next mail. There would be no long and descriptive tales, there would be no collection of stories to share… Basically there would be nothing new.
Yet, where both these kids had made sure that they mailed each other at least once every week for the past seven years, Sameer had just gone missing all of a sudden. Anjana had not heard from him for eighteen days. She was furious at Sameer, not really because she thought that Sameer had forgotten her overnight, but more so because she was worried.
Date: 25th May, 2015
Subject: I’m Sorry!!!
I’m really sorry… Please don’t be mad. I didn’t mean to shout at you. But I’m worried. Please try and understand. There has not been a single week in all these years when either of us have not mailed one another at least once, and now all of a sudden, you disappear like this. Please man… Just reply once. Please. I promise not to shout at you. But just send me one response so that I know you are fine. Please reply… Please… I beg you…