I simply don't know how to start this post. Hold on....for that matter, I have no clue how to end it or even stuff stuff in the middle. But I must share this story with you. So, I am going to give it a jab. I've been blogging for over 4 years now. If you've seen my profile and some of my posts, you know that I worship P.G Wodehouse (PLUM). I think he was a genius born to bring joy to many a depressed/bored soul....generally make this world more worthwhile to live in.
Kishore here happened to read some of my passionate posts on PLUM and decided to be a perfect Godsend. (It probably became obvious to him that I might even kill for a P.G Wodehouse book and he decided to save the world from a few early dead bodies.) He wrote to me telling me his dad is a great fan of PLUM as well and that he (his dad) has a collection of PLUM's books that he (his dad) might want to give away to an equally devoted fan. I thought it was too good to be true. Honest. I thought such things couldn't possibly in happen in today's world. So, I took it a bit lightly and did not probably completely believe that I'm blessed enough to get the books that were missing from my collection on such a platter. Kishore then actually followed it up and asked me to send the list of books I already have and I did that by taking my own sweet time as I was going through a job transition at that time and moreover I had to sit down and make a list of the 70 odd books I've managed to collect in the last decade or so. I finally did it (without any expectations) and then Kishore very modestly happens to have spoken to his dad and arranged for the books (that his dad had but I did not) to be couriered to me.
I did not follow up after I sent the list....and went about life as usual..... But then Kishore and his dad were very committed, sincere and serious about the whole thing. So, to my utter joy, I received the courier - 14 delicious PLUM books - this weekend. The end result being that I now almost know what it is like to be in Heaven. I was so overwhelmed to see the books that I screamed out in joy (the person who delivered the courier definitely seemed to be in a hurry to leave, if you get the drift). I immediately called Kishore's dad (BTW, he is a retired literature professor) and thanked him profusely. He said he was extremely happy to find a 'modern' PLUM fan to whom he could send the books, but I brought it to his notice that he couldn't possibly be happier than I was (and for that matter 'am). Sigh. God. This is just too awesome and overwhelming. Paulo Coelho is absolutely right. The world does conspire to give you what you really and badly want!!
I can't thank Kishore and his dad enough for this magnanimous gesture. Words fail me. As one of my friends put it, "This is a PLUM deal!". But only PLUM could have done justice to my feelings in that impeccable English of his. Right now, I am still floating somewhere amongst the clouds....if you look up, you might find someone with all teeth and an intoxicated look. Thanks a zillion million Kishore. Thanks a zillion million Mr.Ramamurthy! Did I tell you that it's a perfect world? :))