d is a very close friend of mine. She wrote this piece as a gift to me when I put up my first 'about' page. These days, I'm also trying my hand at short stories at minusi.com. Do leave a comment there with your feedback.
Having Meetu for a friend is never having to consult the local yellow pages again! From where to find the freshest iceberg lettuce to which is the closest pharmacy open at midnight … Meetu not only knows but is also amazingly generous with her knowledge and, more importantly, with her time.
Meetu is a Chartered Accountant but she’d rather not keep books. She is also an MBA but she’d rather not run a business. She has all that it takes to make it big in a `conventional’ career .. and she has the maturity and courage to ignore it and follow her heart.
See that petite, bespectacled lady in the fairly empty theatre at the morning show? ..… the one seriously taking notes … that’s her. Twice a week, week after week, watching every new release, researching it, making notes, critiquing it and putting it all together to give us
without giving the movie away’….. and while at it … shsshing thenot so involved in the movie’ love birds, raging at the rude, poorly behaved ticket seller / buyer / litterer ….That’s typical .. meticulous, organized, won’t-hesitate-to-speak-her-mind Meetu.
Not for her the lazy, haphazard `things will get done when they get done’ attitude … with Meetu things get done when, no, before they need to get done .. and are then neatly crossed out from the TO DO list tacked to the fridge .. or was that one on the list on the desktop .. no .. the wardrobe then? …. And did I tell you about her temper? ….
Let me switch to safer pastures before I get a frank and forthright critique of my writing. In addition to all of this she cares wonderfully for a demanding family with two little kids and a big kid masquerading as her husband. She rules over a little army of house-help with a firm but gentle hand and runs a 24x7 open house for extended family and friend... seriously where do I go to buy your kind of energy Meetu?