The things they said about her! The things they wanted to know about him! This was the most urgent requirement of the office staff. She was in her thirties; new, smart, interested in her job (horrors!) and willing to stay back the extra half hour or so, after office timings. Now that was what piqued their interest. After all, he too was new, just as interested. In who or what they wondered. But, of course!
Damned if they did, and more so, even if they did not. They were clued in pretty fast. The sudden silences, clichés though they were in the larger scheme of the developments, and the avid watching eyes. These were more than enough! So, as was expected, they became circumspect. They, of course, avoided been seen together, talking together and working together.
The keeness of the staff soon lessened. A B grade masala movie was what they expected to unfold as they wrote the script. They got an Art Film instead. Ha!
She bade her time. As did he. The nine day wonder, it led to the tenth. A weekend around the corner.Now that the fuss was dying, they could escape to the nearby waterfront beach shack together. That they would have to invent yet again, a new excuse for their families was nothing new.
Mr Office Superintendent, holidaying in the self same beach with his family missed seeing them. What a scoop that would have been. So, they live. And others, they forget to live, even through them.
27 April, 2013
Absurd, but delusionally real for me 😀