Sunday, August 20, 2006

According to Bex

According to Bex is a British comedy currently being aired on Star World. It is about Bex, a middle-aged single woman. Her good-for-nothing ex boyfriend keeps crashing into her apartment for various reasons. The office, where most of the things happen has two bosses - one is a self-centred, selfish, metrosexual guy and another is a self-centred, selfish, bitchy man-eater woman. Apart from them there are a few other characters like the cute and super-bitchy indian woman.

Last night Bex was going through a painfully long dry weekend. Some guy she sort of likes asked her "If you are not doing anything on Friday, may be we can hook up or something?" She spends the next couple of days waiting for Friday and then there are no calls from him on Friday. The whole situation and they way it is enacted is simply hilarious.

One scene in particular made me double up with laughter. Tired of waiting for the phone to ring, Bex says "There was a time when it took weeks for a letter to not reach you. Today, thanks to the revolution in communication and presence of Internet and Mobile phones, it takes just a few seconds for someone to not reach you. You can be ignored instantly."

Very True.

I was once involved in a long distance relationship. He was in Mumbai and I was elsewhere. We used to write to each other almost every day. We used to speak to each other regularly. This continued for many months. Then he moved to States for his phd and I came down to Mumbai. The emailing became irregular. The calls almost stopped. He told me he's very busy. The truth is that "busy" is a facade we built up to hide from the truth. A lot of times we ourselves try to hide from the truth, sometimes it is just for others. When we love someone, we find ways to reach them, no matter how busy we are. When the person you care for tells you that they were too busy to call or meet, start thinking.


Blogger jerry_mumbai said...

absolutely love *according to bex*.....used to watch it before.....and glad star world is showing its re-runs.....

9:20 AM, August 21, 2006  
Anonymous Payal said...

Hmmmm...very true..I've been through this "I am busy" thing...and couldnt have agreed more with you....Alas! if only I had this wisdom years would have saved me a lot of heartache...

3:44 AM, August 23, 2006  
Blogger Prasann said...

Jerry: It comes right after Little Britain on one of the weekdays.

Payal: We all grow with time. I wrote about it so non-chalantly, but I had to go through the uncertainty and heart-ache once to learn this lesson. Welcome to my new blog.

10:50 AM, August 23, 2006  

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