A friend in need is a friend indeed! πŸ˜‡


 A # A friend in need is a friend indeed

TO ERR IS HUMANπŸ˜‡

TO FORGET IT AND STILL MAKE THE SAME πŸ™„

WELL IS  HUMAN AGAIN πŸ™‚

GRADUALLY MAKING IT AGAIN N' AGAIN πŸ™„πŸ™„

YOU BECOME A MASTER IN THE GAME πŸ†

Some mistakes don't have a noteworthy impact,  but a few change the course of your life.I shall be talking about both, till u feel, thank God you are after all not me.

The first big mistake I remember was committed in my 4th standard,  I was 8 years old then and had made my very first best friend. πŸ‘­Her name was Kanchan. We had sworn to stand by each other through thick n thin . One day she informed me her telephone ☎️ ( that was the norm in the 80s and 90s ) was out of order and if I could register its complaint. I told her that I was unaware of the process. She gave me a number on which I was supposed to call and directed me on how to go about it . I agreed πŸ‘.  In the afternoon,  I decided to do the needful.  I called up, a man's voice answered,  I told him I wanted to register a complaint about so n so number. The man asked me my name and my number. Initially, I felt unsure why is this required πŸ€”, it is not relevant, but my innocent mind, thinking it to be a prerequisite, obliged.


I diligently gave him a few more details he sought,  like I was in which class, which school etc. He said the complaint has been registered. I felt relieved and hung up.

In school, I told Kanchan, that I had been a great friend and done what she wanted. So all was well.

When I went home, around the same time, in the afternoon, my phone rang. I simply picked up. To my horror, it was the same man. He said he just wanted to talk to me   I started sweating in fear I requested him not to call me, I didn't need to register any more complaints. Saying so I banged the phone in a panic and fled. No sooner had I gone a little far, he called again. My Mom from the kitchen inquired whose call was it and why aren't was answering. I lied saying its some wrong number and trembling with fear I kept the receiver aside. I went back to finish my homework,  but couldn't concentrate,  I was literally feeling nauseous with anxiety and nervousness.  I didn't know what to do. I felt off I told my parents or my sisters, they will only blame me for being such an idiot.

Somehow the day and the troubled night passed. The next morning πŸŒ„ I was running a high fever so had to miss school. I was continuously dreading the same hour in the afternoon, and the phone rang again, I frantically ran to pick it up. It was the same Man and this time I started crying on the phone, begging and pleading with him not to call me. MY MOM SAW THIS,  I dropped the receiver and ran into her arms,  hugging πŸ«‚ her tight, telling her everything in between sobs. She patted me, went to the phone, took the receiver and gave that creepy man the Real LEFT, RIGHT AND CENTRE OF HIS LIFE.

I LOVED MY MOM SOOOO MUCH THAT DAY. 

He never called again.

LESSON LEARNT # Never give your personal details to anyone randomly,  don't be such an IDIOTTT .

REPERCUSSIONS # I never spoke to Kanchan after that,  somehow I couldn't.

Disclaimer: I am participating in Blogging from A-Z challenge 2022 and this is my first post for A - A Friend in need is a friend indeed.


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Comments

  1. At that tender age most of us are so naive that we believe everyone are like us...we all have done so many mistakes at that age but lucky for you,your mom stood by you and gave that man what he deserved and your were saved...hugs

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    1. Thanks Aparna for reading and liking it πŸ€—

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  2. Loved your post. Loved the suspense build-up and my son's reaction why can't you write something like this. :P

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  3. Omg! I can imagine the fear. We can be innocent and trusting at such an age isn't it? Some similar exp happened to me too ..your post gave me an idea to write mine! Welcome and all the best

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  5. Whoa!!! That would have been so scary, and at such a tender age where we wouldn't know how to deal with the situation. I am glad your Mom was there to lean on, I never understand what's with some men! Must have traumatic for you, but glad you are OK! I wonder whether Kanchan was influenced or tutored by someone to do what she did, I wouldn't want to think that young kids that age can be treacherous. It kind of takes up hope then.

    Good luck for the rest of the letters!
    Here's my post for A:
    A: Animal Farm

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    1. Thank you soo much Deepa for the encouraging Comment.πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡ Most probably Kanchan was as clueless as me. But I never discussed anything with her .Didn't want to talk about the matter at all.

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  6. This really gave me goosebumps... Going through this trauma at the age of 8! It scares me to even read about it. Glad your mom was around and took that creepy man's case.
    See you around the A-Z challenge!
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    1. Thanks Anuradha for your wonderful feedback and encouragement πŸ˜€ 😊

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  7. Loved reading it....i too remember this incident ..and the way mumma handled it.
    keep writing ...it was really fun reading it..

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    1. Thank you so much Anji πŸ˜‡ πŸ’“ πŸ’— πŸ’› πŸ’–

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  8. Omg , amazingly written by you yaar , i can feel the same fear while reading your blog..bless u and keep shining ❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you sooo much Dearest Priya for always encouraging me, be it singing or writing πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ€—πŸ€—

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