I have got a renewed interest to catch up with my school friends. I have even mentioned this in my "Get to know me" section in this blog. So having written this, I thought let me make some earnest efforts in this regard.
So I got hold of one my school friends who had the telephone number of our classmate, who was the school topper and we studied together for 5 years (6 th std to 10th std). I have always talked about him to my family and friends very proudly saying that he is school topper, and a Doctor etc., Naturally, when I got the number I was very thrilled to talk to him. I called him one day last week and I started introducing myself. He couldnt recollect me or my name. I thought that was a very natural reaction when you talk to somebody after 18 years. But his voice seems to be very hurried and I checked with him if he is busy I will call him later. I tried to explain which class we studied together and other details. But he was very clear - that he couldnt relate me. I tried to find out what he is doing and shared with him what I am doing currently. From his reactions, I thought he was not very keen to know about all these details. I hung up the phone saying that it was pleasure talking to him and will be in touch! But really do I want to be in touch with him? I dont really think so. I understand that 18 years is too long a period to remember your school mates and we have travelled away from each other so far. Probably, it is lesson for me too. I should not expect everybody to remember their school/college.
Should I continue to try to reach out for my schoolmates?