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Goodbye To Good bye !
Goodbye to good bye !
There was a time when people greeted each other 'good bye' while parting. Goodbye, actually an acronym for 'God Be With You', says: may you be safe in the protection of the Almighty till we are away. Deep believers that they were, and warm hearts that they had, wishing 'good bye' came naturally to them.
But now that good happenings are conspicuous by their absence, and people are either too busy or disinterested to wish each other well, they cut short 'good bye' to bye and trimmed 'good morning to 'morning'. The hand shake greeting 'hello' soon abridged into a casual hand wave saying 'hii' (As short as it can get).
And as the greetings became smaller, so did human hearts and the warmth in there. The word 'Hi' in Hindi is in fact a cry of pain. Seeing everyone greet each other "hi....hi...". "Hmmm...Nothing describes our times better."