He was new in the city. He had joined his office along with two other girls. As new recruits, they were confused all the time. They were just some strangers in a new environment. The guy was a smart fellow who had never worked in a backward area before. One of the girls was working there just to get some real experience. Both of them began talking. Soon, they started talking about the other girl whom they had instantly hated. They said how weird she was and how she didn't fit in. Then, the girl closed both her fists and banged them against each other. The boy said, "Oh my God! Did you just give her the finger?" She said, "Yeah, it's a habit. Oh wait. I do it the way Ross does it in FRIENDS!" They both had an ecstatic expression that said, "I know right."
With that one reference, just like that, a chord of friendship was formed. They talked about how they loved all the same American and British sitcoms. They moved on to the topic of music which was again similar. They both loved the same authors as well. He said, "No one here knows any of these things. I'm glad that you know these." She said, "I know. All the things about which I can talk, no one is aware of. So they just think that I'm a serious person." Their interaction increased and soon they realised how similar they both were. Not only were their likes common, but they also shared similar thinking. That feeling was like talking with oneself but not exactly. In that moment, they were two people who were similar beyond imagination. That was the moment of pure happiness on finding someone like-minded in an alien place with alien people. At that moment, they knew they would always be friends even after a long time.
(‘Monday Moments’ is a blog series wherein I write about an incident or a moment in a short paragraph. It’s not a story, but just a short description to express and explore the most common joys and also the uncommon miseries.)