Check your mail, check your SMS, it’s Friendship Day wishes everywhere! Let’s take the scenario say, a decade back. Did we celebrate Friendship Day as we do now? (Of course, I don’t celebrate it in any special way even now) Did we wish anyone a Happy Friendship Day those days? In spite of that, didn’t we all have so many friends? If I don’t wish my friend a Happy Friendship Day, does that mean I am not his/her friend or vice versa? 😛 Why is everyone falling prey to all the marketing tactics adopted by the shops selling Greeting cards, gifts, friendship bands, etc.? I don’t believe in celebrating days like these at all since I don’t see the need to have a separate day for celebrating friendship or whatever it may be.
Nowadays, the mobile service providers too have started cashing in on the popularity of ‘special days’ like these by charging 25 paise/SMS instead of free SMS. But, has it made any difference to anyone? People do keep sending Friendship day wishes from midnight. (Thankfully, SMSs being charged doesn’t make any difference to me since I use a postpaid connection and till now, they don’t seem to be charging for that) I have got tired of reading all those senti lines saying you are my true friend, your friendship is the one I treasure most, blah blah blah for the past one week (Oh yeah, it was Friendship Week last week!).
Anyway, I wish all my friends and my dear blog readers (after all, for nearly 9 months now, I have been sharing the things I enjoy in life with you all 🙂 ) a very Happy Friendship Day!
Talking about Friendship Day, I would say the two best songs (having very good lyrics) to celebrate friendship with are Mustafa Mustafa and Oru Nanban Irundhaal (Enakku 20 Unakku 18). 🙂