There are things in life which usually people do not prefer doing alone....(there are exceptions of course).. like shopping ...watching movies...and so on.
Shopping .... girls take time to shop (generally)...either you have very very limited options as most of them don't fit (always in my case :) )....or you are thin and are spoilt for choice....(never my case ...sigh)...either way it is a time consuming process...a friend who has sensible opinions makes the journey worthwhile ...while ones with horrid opinions or no opinions are better left at home...for instance if you are trying a hot pink top that will dazzle the shit out of everyone's eyes then you need a friend who will make a puking gesture when you are trying it...not one who will say "you like it?...ok then take it".............
Watching movies is a little trickier.....It depends on the kind of movie..if its a laugh riot then a gang of friends with whom you can just laugh your heart out is desirable..while the poignant movies demand good company or no company....the last thing you want is someone making a stupid comment while you are watching something that is sensible to you.... This year i went to watch 2 movies alone.....One was Bigelow's Hurt Locker and another was KJo's MNIK...the experience actually was not bad ! ... my popcorn kept me engaged and people's conversation provided enough entertainment during the interval.. sample this: a fellow sitting a seat away from me:"arre yaaar mera 7000 rupay gaya IPL mein"...fellow sitting beside the fellow sitting a seat away from me: "kyu ?" .....fellow1 " mumbai pe lagaya tha na...saala chennai jeet gaya"........ it was a great challenge to keep a straight face and continue eating pop corn !...and if some of you are not as enthusiastic an eavesdropper as I am....you can pass the 5 mins of interval by sms'ing or pretending to do so, while you play the age old snake game on your cell .
At least I have realized that there is just no point in missing out on good movies only because one does not have good company..better go alone..you don't have to hear your friend's yawn or stupid remarks when all you want to hear are the dialogues!.... :) Sample this: I recently went for a film where a character said "we are going off on a tangent "....and a lady behind me questioned her friend "ei tangent maane ta ki?"................GRRRRRRRRR