'I regret not talking to him'

May 02, 2013, 00:01 IST | Dear Diana

Dear Diana, I'm 28 and work in a PR company. Thanks to my job, I fly a lot. On one such flight, I happened to sit next to this guy who kept reading a bestseller throughout the journey.

There was something about him. However, I couldn’t muster enough courage to strike a conversation. Moreover, what if he was one of those snooty ones! Anyway, when the plane landed at Mumbai airport, we had a little chat because of his insistence on helping me take out my bags from the overhead cabin rack. He was a real find and I wish I hadn’t wasted my time pretending to be least interested in him. Now I’m just thinking about him all the time.
— Rinal

Illustration/ Amit Bandre

Dear Rinal,
There is no point crying over spilt milk now! It is an opportunity wasted. If you managed to take his number, make a casual call talking about work and your travel itinerary. If Lady Luck is smiling, he may be in your flight again! If you have not noted his number, hope and pray that you bump into him again on a flight. And remember next time you meet him, take down his number. If destiny wills, I am sure you will meet him again. 

Diana will solve it!
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