Ok…have you ever had those treasured presents that you would want to keep for your lifetime. Presents that become lifetime souvenirs?
Well this little Chivas bottle of mine is a similar example. I got it from one of my good buddies who came from abroad several years back. I know its just a simple 200ml Chivas bottle which could be easily obtained from the arrival lounge of the BIA, but it was my first such gift and my refusal to open it on the first day motivated me to keep it as a souvenir.
However, considering the group of friends I associate, it was quite hard to keep their sober eyes off a small bottle of fine Scottish whisky. I had to bear up with endless phone calls on Poya days on how I am depriving a great little get together because of a useless obsession with the bottle.
I used to reply to them saying that we should save it for a special occasion and its not yet the time. They would prompt me and ask what better occasion than this?? I would sarcastically say it would only be opened on the day that Prabhakaran dies and this war of ours is over……
Fuck!! Am I gonna lose my little Chivas?