13 March 2014

My cool friends

Most twenty somethings find me very weird. This is no different than thirty somethings or forty somethings ๐Ÿ™‚ However, there are two folks – Shruthi and her boyfriend Hank who actually seek to meet me whenever they are in Atlanta. I know Shruthi’s dad from 1991 and have actually seen this young lady grow up from a few days old to the fine lady she is now.

I was very excited that they would spend an hour with me today. I find both of them very classy (I cannot think of too many kids that age writing hand written letters to thank me for an evening of discussing job choices and professional guidance. Most don’t bother to write a nice email).

Had a great hour with both of them at a local Starbucks. Made me realize how much smarter young folks these days are compared to when I was their age! As an example of how smart they are, Shruthi was narrating the story of a recent job interview she had gone to and how the interviewer reminded her of me. When asked how so, she went at length to describe how she found him to be a weirdo ๐Ÿ™‚

I was so proud of myself, I asked the Starbucks lady to write my name as “Weirdo” ๐Ÿ™‚

I wish I could many more hours with these really great kids!!


Posted March 13, 2014 by Rajib Roy in category "Our Friends


  1. By Amrith Kumar on

    and you took them to a freaking starbucks where you are known as the “Weirdo”? Really? And we wonder why young people are disillusioned.

  2. By Shruthi on

    This is so kind of you! We always thoroughly enjoy our conversations with you and leave feeling just a little bit more encouraged that even after years in the professional field, you can still take moments to try out new things. Keep posting new pics of your new drinks!


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