In the American sitcom, F.R.I.E.N.D.S., episode 7.14, “The One Where They All Turn Thirty”, all the 6 main characters are shown to be quite upset about their being turning 30. The reason is that all of them are well short of their goals that they have set for themselves. Ross has been married 2 times too many while Phoebe has unknowingly skipped one whole year of her life. And on March 24, 2013, when I turn 30, I was wondering how I relate to the whole turning-thirty-and-getting-scared thing? Surely, I had certain objectives that wanted to accomplish before this day.
|This Birthday card was made by one of my best friend for one of my earlier birthday.|
According to one astrology report on Café Astrology, people born on March 24, are “exceptionally intuitive, you are highly perceptive and often have very good instincts. Many of you have psychic ability, or at least, very accurate first impressions. You are idealistic and truthful, and others generally respect you for speaking the truth, even if it hurts sometimes! You are stubborn but determined, loving and dedicated.” I am in general agreement with all this although some of my friends might disagree strongly.
So at 30 years of age, I am unemployed. And not temporarily. I mean I have never got a job in my life! Even though I think of myself is the most deserving candidate as shown by my resume. Just a couple days ago I got a call from a “potential” employer. After the usual pleasantries, I was thinking of giving him my educational and research background. But somehow things did not work out as he was thinking molecular biology as something related to Ancient Egypt! Needless to say, I did not push hard to explain any further. So there ends the closest that I ever came to getting a job.
Another thing which I always wanted/wished/liked/hoped/targeted to achieve before turning 30 was getting a Ph. D. But somehow I am yet to reach that stage. May be I shall wait a couple of more weeks for that to happen. Hopefully.
So with my adventures on education and career front, I had hoped to getting married before 30. Or to be precise, I wanted to get it done exactly today. But somehow that aim is also proving elusive till now. Even though I think of myself as the most eligible bachelor in town, I am still single. I might not have a degree, but I hope to get one soon. I might not have a job ever in my life, but I am hopeful for that too. I might not have money but I have a solid and practical plan for robbing a very wealthy man, or maybe a bank. I might not have a shiny McLaren but with that much money, I shall be able to afford one.
19 hours into my 30th birthday, and life is still the same. It is not scary or depressive as I had imagined. Thanks to all of you who have wished me today via Facebook, SMS, MMS, Gtalk and email. As an afterthought, I share my birthday with Dean Jones, Steve Ballmer, Emraan Hashmi, Tommy Hilfiger and The Undertaker and some 20 million others in the world.