Way back in the early seventies of the last century, someone very dear to me came to stay with us for a few months till he could find his own digs in a strange city.
Having just acquired a degree in Chemical Engineering, he had got himself a job through campus recruitment and was quite thrilled to be independent after many years of being a dependent.
During those times of talking about his future, he would repeatedly tell us that he will one day buy himself a Maserati. Those were the days when India produced three brands of cars none of which would compare anywhere near a Maserati and in any case, unless one bought a second hand Indian one at a higher price than a brand new one, due to long waiting periods for delivery after booking, such dreaming was rather unrealistic.
Unrealistic that is for others but, not for that young man.
Fast forward to forty years later to 2011 and that not so young man, bought himself a BMW. I had not known about his purchase and had gone to visit him when he suggested that we go for a drive and took me down to the garage where the BMW was waiting for him.
I have known that man from his childhood and had never seen a bigger grin on his face than what I saw that day. He said, “No, not a Maserati but, I have settled for a BMW.”
I got this image this morning from another friend in WhatsApp. I promptly forwarded the image to that man with the comment: “You did not. ❤️ “
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Never too late to make a dream a reality.
Your friends come up with some great stories as do you.
It took him almost forty years!
The last century. I just never thought of it that way. Some day my kids, who were born in the 90’s, will be those old people who are remarkably from the last century.
And good for your friend if that’s what he’s been dreaming of.
Even I wonder at having lived in the last century and living now too!
so many dreams, but it’s nice to see one actually occur – the status car it is!
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I now gather that he has sold it off as its value was rapidly depreciating and he has replaced it with another high end model.
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