I am so over the moon today! 🙂 Apparently one of our favourite lecturers from college actually remembers me and asked after me, when my colleague and junior from college met him recently! Well, I happened to lunch with her today and when she told me about this – boy, was I thrilled??!! 😀
We spent a good half hour going down memory lane, back to the good old college days, chatting with two more colleagues who were our college-mates too. There were the usual – ‘Do you remember him? He used to teach us this …and he was so damn good at it’ and ‘Who is that? I can’t seem to remember the face too well…’ followed by some explanations and anecdotes which would most definitely bring back the faces. Discussion about the eccentric support staff – the attenders and the Xerox chappie, the librarian and the rude office guys… talks of the brilliant lecturers and the not so good ones and making fun of the really pathetic ones too!
Gossip about the college pairs and who teamed up with whom, and who actually went on to be together… laments about the labs and their sad state back then, to rejoicing at them being all spruced-up and hi-tech now. Talks of the scrapes we’d got into and the strike we’d unsuspectingly been a part of, the excitement of the companies coming for placement and the tension till we made it through! Whatever be the tribulations we faced back then, all that remains now is sweet nostalgia and longing for those lovely, carefree days and the wish to turn the clock back in time!
As for the afore-mentioned, he was a favourite all right- especially amongst us, the girls – known to be the suave, handsome, silent types, he was super-intelligent and made the most difficult lessons look so simple. Gosh, I remember, how we’d bought this book with really complex problems and spent endless hours trying to crack them, just because he’d recommended! We were so much in awe of him and a little scared as well and would greet him timidly in the corridors. And if he happened to just so much as acknowledge our lowly presence, we’d be elated and talk of it for days. 😛
And to think that he actually remembers me even today, from among thousands of students he’d have taught over the years… well, if you happen to look up and notice something flimsy floating amidst the clouds… don’t be surprised, that would be me! 😀