That Last Night, Anand was about to get into his car and drive home when he realized he left his car keys on his office desk. Anand ran to the elevator and pressed the button to go up. While Anand was pressing the elevator button, Sarayu was taking shower at her home. The elevator didn't come down immediately as a colleague was holding it for his girl friend who was using the rest room.
After few minutes, Anand got onto the elevator and went to his desk. He picked up his car keys and put them in his pocket and turned back to leave when his boss stopped him and asked him to come to his office. Meanwhile, Sarayu stepped out of the shower and opened her wardrobe to get dressed. The boss gave a package to be dropped off in a courier office.
Anand rushed back to his car as he was getting late and was about to make a right turn on the road when he was blocked by a taxi driver who was picking up a group of college students. All this while, Sarayu was getting dressed. The taxi driver moved and Anand was able to make the turn and drive away. Anand stopped at the courier office to drop the package where he had to wait in a big queue. There was only one person picking up the packages as the other worker left to grab a cup of coffee thirty minutes ago and didn't return. The other worker met her boy friend in the coffee shop and had a lengthy argument. While the other worker was fighting with her boy friend, Sarayu now beautifully dressed, started brushing her hair. Anand checked his watch as the queue was hardly moving and he was running late.
While Anand was waiting in the queue, Sarayu stepped out of her house and called a taxi. The first taxi didn't stop as the driver wanted to go home early. She got into the next taxi and instructed the driver to go to the Irish pub. While Sarayu was travelling, Anand was finally able to drop off the package. He got into his car and started driving towards the same Irish pub that Sarayu was going. Sarayu got down at the traffic light near the Irish pub and waited for the signal to walk. Anand was momentarily distracted by the phone call from his girl friend who was waiting in the pub and didn't observe the traffic light turning red.
If only one thing had happened differently, if the colleague didn't hold the office elevator, or the boss didn't stop Anand, or the taxi didn't stop at the right turn, or the other worker didn't fight with her boy friend, or the first taxi driver stopped for Sarayu, or Anand's girl friend didn't call him, Sarayu would have crossed the street and went to the Irish pub.
Unfortunately, our life is directly or indirectly effected by the actions, choices, and decisions made by related or unrelated people, and Anand didn't stop at the traffic light and hit Sarayu walking across the street.
That Last Night, Sarayu lost her life, while Anand though physically alive, lost his life too!
Inspired from the movie "The curious case of Benjamin Button"