This will be the inaugural part of the ‘Letter to’ Series in my blog which will be unique in its own way. These letters will be emotionally compelling and will truly amount to how much these people have impacted my life. Starting, from The King of Thanksgiving.
Dear Chandler Muriel Bing
Obviously, this letter cannot BE more revealing than it already is. Troubled Childhood, Similar-Minded Parent Interests, first touched a women’s breast when you turned 19, College Roommates with Ross Geller, Janice Litman as the first real relationship, Countless side comments when you can’t help but blurt them out, silly slogans and skewed wisdom. That certainly seems like a lot to handle on one plate. Despite the odd job of Statistical Analysis and Data Reconfiguration, you have never ceased to amaze us Chandler Bing. You’re pretty much the reason, why our generation understands, what Sarcasm actually means.
Being Pun-tastic, probably at the wrong moments, little did you realise, but you made through our iron hearts and set them tinkering with warm fuzzy revelations. Representing majority of us with holding in, in our existential relationships, your insecurity and revelations with sincere geniunity towards anything and everything, was relatable. Yes, we swallow our feelings. Even, if we are unhappy forever. These small conditional after-thoughts revealed, that beneath the funny-clumsy Chandler Bing with a troubled Childhood, lies a man who has been resilient in times of despair and yet laughed his way out, with unwavering strength. In an era of hopelessness, where everyone is awkward and desperate for love, somewhere, we all are looking for an innate Chandler, but can’t seem to find one.
The internet, well, stayed. With an even longer shelf-life. Our relatability stretches from our unnerving bouts of thoughts of going to the gym and trying to go four times a week, but missing like the last…twelve hundred times to dying alone, helpless with no other option but to be the crazy snake man for the kids. As you grew up and life started to move forward, we saw you ward off all insecurities and awkward nuances to become a more dependable, comforting and lovely gem of a person, you always were. When that sardonic sarcasm changed to comforting words for a hurt friend, the real Chandler Bing paved our way through broken paradigms to be one of the best husbands and friends ever.
From keeping the ‘Best Bud’ promise to Joey to being totally in sync with each other, yours is, a friendship to be jealous of. From wrapping Joey’s head with thermocol balls and turning around his chair 100 times and then letting him free to walk, eventually to catch him before he falls, your adventures with free porn and weird mouth-gargling language when stuck within an ATM with a pretty girl, all but tell us that you couldn’t have found better roommates and best friends. Gum, certainly would be perfection. Your parental instincts towards the duck and the chick, along with the foosball, made us fall in love with you, even more. The surprise back-hugs and weird jumping handshakes-cum-hugs made us want to jump in and join in too. The most heart-warming of all the times was, when you were discussing your future with Monica, and you said that you’ll have a place nearby your home, where Joey could grow old. We didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, then.
Coming to Monica, her orgasmic schedule for you from ‘Go for a 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 3, 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, a 2, 4, 6, 2, 4, 6, 4, 2, 2, 4, 7, 5, 7, 6, 7, 7, 7….and finish! Woohoo!’ to, her proposing you for marriage, your relationship with her has been as comforting as a feathery bean-bag. You showed us that some of the best relationships blossom out from friendship and that when times are tough, there’s no better feeling than having a friend out. Accepting her obsessive and competitive nature and making her feel special in every right, you taught us about how relationships aren’t easy- but are worth it. Both of you reminded us how the person you love, should look at you. From your admittance of your love towards Monica, after crumbling to Phoebe’s pressure to weird photo-ops for your wedding photo, from convincing Erica (the one with the birth mother) of what a great mother, Monica will be, to being the most awkward and coolest dad to twins, You, Bing-a-Ling (*insert Janice’s Laughter*) will always be our favourite guy.
Step down into the world of Internet, sometime, and you’ll probably realise humour is no longer just your, Self-defence mechanism. People have evolved. And all that humour, it draws its lineage from Ms. Chanandler Bong.