He looked exasperatedly at the queue ahead of him. He would miss meeting the client for his sales pitch. The cascading effect of that made him grimace.

A faint ringtone brought him back from the anxious thoughts. As he took out his phone from the pocket, he speculated if the call was from the boss ‘reminding’ about his targets and/or impending pink slip.

The phone screen showed 38 missed calls in 10 mins! He wondered what was going on.

As his wife excitedly shared the news of a new life, he wondered if he was chasing misery or unleashing hope.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda. We give out creative writing prompts each weekend for Indian bloggers. This time your entry must contain, β€˜38 missed calls in 10 mins! He/She wondered what was going on.’