Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bomb-blast Buddies

It's funny how it takes something like a bomb blast to make some people, who have seemingly forgotten your existence, suddenly stir from their stupor and send you a panicky SMS asking if you are okay. I call these people "bomb-blast buddies" and was quite amused when I received many such texts in the aftermath of the multiple Bangalore bombings.

Can we call such people friends? After all, a friend would want to know about you and you life even in non life-threatening conditions, is it not? But bomb-blast buddies only want to know if you are dead or alive. I really fail to see the point of such purported concern or affection.