On days like these; she hated the internet. She knew she ought to do something more worthwhile but all she really managed to do was scroll lamely down her FB Timeline. Some newlyweds had posted pictures of their perfect honeymoon. If their honeymoon was so perfect, they wouldn’t be spending time putting pictures on FB!
Scroll to the next update.
Another friend who was hovering in her forties, wanted to look like she was in her twenties and was gloating about how a twenty something hottie had been hitting on her. Cougar. Or so he must have thought at least. Young men always had a thing for women twice their age or something like that.
Birthday. To wish or not to wish? The last time she had interacted with this person had been about seven years ago. Of course every year he dutifully posted a “Happy Birthday” on her timeline and she replied with a thank you, but did that qualify as an interaction. Postpone the wish.
Not more baby pictures! Agreed the baby is really cute. But frankly, now the world was overdosing on the pictures. Even the number of likes on the oh-so-cute had dwindled to a mere four, which she was sure was mummy, papa, dada and dadi. And this was so not the baby’s fault!
She frowned and scrolled all the way to the top of the page.
A friend’s request.
Curious she explored further. The second she saw his picture, her heart stopped beating. Again. Like it used to in high school when he wore those funny half pants and she sported ugly pigtails. She found him unbearably handsome then and right now he was Adonis!
She quickly clicked to check more about him. If he was married there was no way she was accepting this friend’s request.
Relationship Status: It’s complicated.
Complicated? Complicated was her middle name. She could do complicated. He was the Director of some company called Mo’sse. Since he was heavy into music and arts, she figured it would have to do something with either. She should have been Sherlock!
She could be Sherlock reborn.
There was link to his company. She could explore it. But why bother right now? Since he had sent her the request like a minute ago, the chances were high that he was still online. She should respond to his request ASAP!
But why had he sent her a friend’s request after all these years? Had he chanced upon her through common friends or actually bothered to search for her on the vast web world?
She quickly checked to see if they had any mutual friends. Seven of them. All from school.
She was hardly in touch with any of them. But he seemed to be. What if they had told him she was a snob? What if he was getting in touch with her out of sheer curiosity? What if the complicated part of his relationship was one of the common friends they had?
Did she want such a mess in her life right now?
She stared at his picture again. He was unfairly handsome. She clicked on accept and sighed.
She could do complicated. Complicated was her middle name.