Do you have friends of life in this fashion?Some facts are stranger than fiction. This true incident happened almost three years ago, to a friend of mine. He had to urgently travel to Coimbatore, on official work and the company had booked his accommodation by the prestigious Cheran Express that runs between Chennai and Coimbatore. He was supposed to board the train at Arakkonam.
He boarded the train, but the wrong train and entered into a heated argument with another passenger whom he thought was occupying his berth. He showed the ticket print out and even one co-passenger came to his support. The train normally would stop for just a minute or so. However, on that day, there was some problem and the train stopped for a full five minutes. The TTE who came along politely admonished him for boarding the wrong train!! My friend profusely apologized to the stranger and alighted from the train. He was fortunate that the train had not taken off.
After a week, he happened to be in Chennai and boarded the same Cheran Express and the same 3AC compartment. This time, he was scocked to see the same passenger. He immediately apologized once again, but then they even found out that they were distantly related to each other!! To this day, they are the closest of friends. Not just that. That gentleman has now become my friend too, as all the three of us met later at a wedding.
Do you have friends for life in this fashion?.
This is my entry for the a thread a day contest.