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Play the waiting game, says Cyrus Broacha

entertainment Updated: Jul 30, 2012 15:10 IST
Cyrus Broacha

I am an 18-year-old boy and I was in a relationship with one of my classmates for the last six months. I had to break up with her after my parents found out about our affair. Now I have decided to patch up again with her. What should I do?
— Rajesh

Rajesh, love is a lot like batting. When the wicket is fresh, the fast bowlers have a new ball. You need to play the waiting game and see out the period (no pun intended). Sometimes, parents forget what they were like before they became parents. Frankly, I’ve never understood why parents have to lecture all the time. There is no law saying they must, is there? Try patching up with her but don’t forget she may be disappointed in your resilience. As you dropped the moment, you felt a little pressure in the old bladder. And if it works out, keep it from your parents for the time being. Jehangir told his parents about Anarkali and see how things panned out.

I have a huge crush on a girl from my school. We are good friends and text and call each other daily. She seems to like me, but the problem is that she has a boyfriend and considers me her best friend. What should I do? Please suggest some solution.
— Mr Lonely

Mr Lonely, it’s not like I’m a skin specialist. You know you have acne and I provide the cream. Solutions in love don’t solve problems. Firstly, I hope you’re above the legal SMS age of nine. Secondly, if she talks more to you, or leans more on you, in any case, her boyfriend is in trouble. This ‘consider me a best friend’ is an old ploy. Wait for the right opening and present your case. The reason she talks to you is because her present relationship is not providing her enough. Yes, I think you are in with a shot.

I’m 18 and I fell in love with a girl during my vacation job. My best friend, who spoke to her, promised me that he would help me woo her. I sent many messages to her through my friend’s mobile which she used to read and get excited about. But the day I wanted to propose to her, another friend of hers told my friend that she felt uncomfortable about it. I never spoke to her directly but I wanted to convey my feelings to her. One day, she quit her job. Incidentally, I found her on Facebook. I miss her a lot and want to express my feelings to her. Please tell me what should I do?
— Loser Lover

Loser lover, one question — You sent her many messages, did she ever message you back? Okay, I lied. Two questions — how are you so sure she was excited when she read your messages? Did you read all this on a close circuit television? Oops, that makes it three questions. C’mon, if she consistently responded, she’s interested, if she didn’t, the only reason she hasn't gone to the police is because the police station is far away. Now, before you go around poking on Facebook and, this is for future romances, talk directly to the girl in question, many times before you propose. Got it? Oh Lord, that makes it four questions.

I am 15 and I have a crush on a really cute guy in my class. I am not exactly star material, but I think he has recently learnt about my feelings. He smiles at me once in a while. Recently, he tried to communicate with me and was polite. I am really confused about how to pursue this relationship. Please help me.
— Miss Not So Good

Are you familiar with the Dari proverb ‘Uu bolah golatah’. And although I’m pretty sure I got that wrong, it means, those with low self-esteem will remain low. First, you need to start feeling better about yourselves. You are not a lost puppyin the pouring rain. So stop acting like one. Secondly, start chatting in a regular way with the guy. Don’t go out of your way, but have conversations that happen out of regular meetings in class or around the class. If you don’t believe in you, nobody else will.

Just write to uncle cy cyrus@hindustantimes.com
And I’ll give you some relief…. err… that is, provided, I’m not doing a headstand at the time.