So, there I was having a smoke. Looking at an African guy trying to haul autos, I thought I should help the poor chap. Asked where he wanted to go, Pasha his friend said. I guided them to a nearer bar thats easy to get…
As soon as they drove away, I thought deeply. This could be my chance to hang out with a couple of Africans, and darn I missed it.
But, I made up my mind. Changed my shoes and went to the place – Big Bang Theory, spoke to the guy at the entrance to let me off this once to seem them Africans (as I led them here, and I was wearing shorts, dress code prfff).
I wound up meeting my actor friend Lachu with a girl. And, met them strangers from a foreign land trying to fit in. I learned one of them was curious to meet a girl, and took them soon after a drink to The Vault.
The vault was almost sealed
As it was late, after some ATM attempts, we creeped into the mild crowded Vault. They weren’t pretty happy with the light crowd, and I sensed they preferred the Bing Bang Theory more. But, I explained the timeliness and the tardiness with the Visa card.
A little bit of leather
As a last resort, I urged them to accompany me to The Park; the precursor was that we’d go in only if there was decent crowd. Enquiring, I figured out Sunday is low crowd even in Pasha. So, took them to The Leather Bar.
Have I never ever
There was a minimal crowd, and promise of a crowd after 2 am. We waited with the beers and a single gang of mostly girls and few boys playing ‘I have never ever’.
My guests were getting impatient, until one drunk girl approached one of my friend and started having a conversation. I thought, ufff finally. And, he carried it of from there splendidly. I was worried if he’d cause a scene, but it ended up pretty slick.
I met Sam & Daniel from London. Desmond or Dameon – Brandon…(his name is Brandon, I remembered after the first draft) from a start-up. As I was full on worried about the business, I tried using the opportunity to meet people and push them my Business card.
The Drunk Dame
Annie was with Sam from Bristol and Daniel who found a way to settle in London besides having a Thirunelveli background.
Dan was pretty pissed that one of my friends hitted on her, but we had a smoke and chilled a bit. Discussing my writing career, he suggested Canada is far more welcome to the likes of me than UK.
Hardly ever did Annie seems to be a person to have a go at. She was pretty & drunk, but she was already with two guys. I didn’t want to bother her, or get between my friend who’s trying to get lucky.
My concern was that I’m playing a host and I be better at it. Thus, I showed them around, moving from one pub to the other – as I was once guided.
All in all, it was a good choice to jump up and meet them in Big Bang Theory, instead of sleep-watching ‘Two and a half men’ as I ended up doing anyways.
Hopefully, I’d have more such encounters and have a spine to not miss them. And, I push you to do the same.