B, D, and M study together in an Engg. college at Bangalore. B is from Bangalore, D from Delhi, and M from Mysore. After graduation ("passing out"), B and D start working at B'lore while M goes back to Mysore.So the next time you meet a friend from the past, be careful, very careful ;-) In fact, what's the proof that one is not a ghost oneself? M. Night Shyamalan made a pile (~USD 673 million) on the same premise in The Sixth Sense.
Much later, M and B meet up. M says: "I met D when I came to B'lore a couple of days back". B is shocked: "But D died last year". It's M's turn to be spooked.
Anyway, the above example is based on a real-life incident:
My Dad once told me that one of my AU Engg. professors, a Mr. Subba Rao, had died. Later, when i went to meet Prof. NLN Rao, the head of my Engg. department, Mr. Subba Rao walked into the room. It was then that i understood the meaning of cold sweat!If a person's Dead/Alive flag is set properly in the head, everything's OK. Otherwise, chaos might be just a blink away.
Later, when i crosschecked, my Dad clarified that he was referring to some other Subba Rao.
For those who came in late, here are my Halloween posts from earlier years: