Unlike any other day at work, today differentiated itself through our usually routined greetings and farewells.
A colleague of mine recently sent in his resignation to transfer to Queensland, and today would be the last day we would work together.
Wrapping up my task before signing off, i looked for Ram to say goodbye.
"Hey man i'm finished for today, heading off now... So i'll see you sometime soon?"
(Seriously, i knew that i was never going to cross paths again with Ram. I said it to create an illusion that this was yet another routine farewell every other working day.)
We shook hands firmly and he looked at me intently for a while. Somehow between that exchance of glances, we both realised... this was it. Through his eyes i could tell that he was making the last few seconds we had to remember this exchange, before i walked out through the door.
I smiled my biggest smile and left.