Noticed how no one wishes a simple "Happy New Year" any longer?
The first New Year’s sms popped into my inbox early morning on the 31st. Among other things, it thanked me for "contributing substantially" to the sender's life over the last year and helping him have "enriching experiences." This came from a person whom I haven't seen in about six months. I received the same sms from a train friend (people commuting by local trains in Mumbai have this category of friends too — basically the people with whom you commute everyday) that evening. I never knew that I can have such an impact on people's lives with just five minutes of daily conversation (Post the five minutes I open a book or go to sleep. . . often both).Just past , barely a few minutes into the New Year, a friend sent this:
WELCOME. . .
HAPPY NEW YEAR
A little while later, another invoked God and a bit of schmaltzy philosophy to say:
not what u 'desire'.
- a '
An ex-colleague (a professor of literature) sent me this:
A RELAXED mind,
a PEACEFUL soul,
a JOYFUL spirit,
a HEALTHY body,
& a heart FULL of
is my wish for you for
the year 2007.
But this one, I felt was the best of the lot:
Na ZUBAN SE,
Na nigaho se,
Na dimagh se,
Na Mithai se,
Na greeting se,
Na gifts se,
"happy new year"
Whatever happened to plain, simple greetings?
An office friend did receive a simple new year's greeting. It read like this:
Wish you a prosporous new year.
What to say? I guess I should be happy with the ones I received.
Happy new year to you all.
Update: A colleague had this New Year greeting to share:
VICTORIOUS YEAR. . .
AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
I don't know what happened to September.