MFG: So...how did the both of you meet?! Everyone wants to know!!
Vishal: I walked up to Monica and was like yo baby we should do this... she blushed and giggled and then it was on like donkey kong.
Monica: Ummm...that's NOT AT ALL how it happened...
Vishal: What do you mean? I had you at hello.
Monica: Like the 150th hello...
MFG: What do you mean?
Monica: Well, here's how it happened...we met the first day of orientation of our intern year at Long Beach Medical Center, in June 2008. I actually walked in late...like really late. As soon as I walked into the doorway, I did a quick glance around the room to see where the most incospicuous seat was in the room. Luckily, I found a seat right by the door. Unluckily, all the attention was diverted towards me when the speaker, whose lecture I walked into, asked me why I came in so late. I felt as if all eyes were on me at this point, especially someone's whom I didn't recognize. Right before walking in, before embarrassing myself, I saw Vishal as an unfamiliar face because I had pretty much recognized everyone else. We made eye contact and then I quickly took my seat. Since then, our friendship came naturally. Our intern class was pretty close-knit, and a lot of our friends saw how VIshal and I would constantly make fun of each other and thought this was the beginning of something. For him, it was easy to make fun of my anal-retentiveness as well as my clumisness, and for me, well...have you seen how coordinated his outfits are? Also, he would wear an eye mask and put on his headphones during call...he really gave me so many reasons...
Vishal: The light in the call-room really bothered my eyes!!
Monica: I remember one day when we were on-call, which was pretty early on in the year, he had mentioned how his parents wanted him to find a nice girl and get married. He told me that maybe I would be invited to his wedding. The way he said it, I wasn't sure what he meant but then I thought, this poor guy from Amish country must not have many friends...I guess I'll make my appearance. I was curious to ask him more questions but then he put on his eye mask and headphones.
MFG: Vishal I have seen you roll your a few times, care to tell your side of the story.
Vishal: Welll well Monica has quite an imagination, I mean memory. The way I remember our first meeting was: I was at Long Beach Hospital orientation, early like a good doctor, and then orientation started and had been going on for awhile when who strolls in all late wearing hoop earings...it was J.Lo, no it was Monica looking like J.Lo.
Monica: I WAS NOT WEARING HOOP EARRINGS!! I don't wear them to work!!
Vishal: Anyways, I remember wondering who this pretty girl was. I remember thinking she looked very exotic, south amreican-esque. Later on that day we had to go to employee health for blood work, and I had sat next to Monica to find out more about this exotic beauty. She already knew everyone else in the intern class since everyone pretty much went to the same med school as her, so she was making some jokes and interacting with some of her friends and I thought to myself man this girl is pretty and funny... I'm in trouble. Thats when it all started for me I liked her since I first met her. It took a little longer, who am I kidding, a lot longer for me to finally end up going out with her. But my patience paid off and I ended up with the girl of my dreams.
MFG: WOW how touching, a true love at first site love story.
Monica: I'm the one that really lucked out =)