RM is going in the office bus at 5 in the evening *Preens and does some virtual dancing here, please clap and all that*
RM is sitting next to this lady…and picks up her phone in style to speak on it..now the lady in question can obviously overhear/eavesdrop only what I am saying..so from her perspective
RM on the phone : you okie?
Keep the rice na
There is dal in the fridge
I will come home and do the tadka..oh you will do it..super nice..theek hai…fine fine chalo bye..see ya
Lady: your inlaws are still here..you seem to speak so friendly with them
RM: no they left na
Lady: oh so you were speaking to your maid or cook..you got one is it..so nice na!
RM: huh! no I was speaking to my husband
Lady: What? you told your husband to keep the rice and the dal
RM: Perplexed now, yes
Lady: and he agreed!
RM: *thinking that this was going to be one of those ‘oh my god, your husband is so great’ conversation* yes yes and he also will make some egg curry since I like it and upar se ensure that the clothes are put in the washing machine, dried, yesterday’s clothes are folded AND R’s uniform is ironed
Lady: Shocked..He does so much for you
RM: Thinking – Gosh its the same old story!
Yes he does and before you ask me anything else, he does because he likes to do it, he loves me and he wants me to rest properly so he helps me out
Lady: kahan se mila rey aisa husband (Where did you find such a husband?)
RM: Amused – horoscope dekhe shaadi kiya (I got married after seeing the horoscope and all)
And the lady is shocked..because apparently I look the ‘love marriage’ types as per her
God! I am so pakoaed with this stereotyping that its not even funny now…
I give up…I definitely give up….
obviously, RD has his moments of irritation in terms of not listening when I am calling from the kitchen or plonking in front of the TV or sitting on that laptop or going through his mails ALL THE TIME on his phone..and I do get so so bugged at that…but then if he cooks or folds the clothes or cleans R’s bum, he is the greatest husband ever!
Ladies, its time to stand up, your husbands cant expect you to do everything…you work as much as they do..and you are entitled to as much rest as they do.
I am not thankful to RD for doing all cooking or cleaning…just the way he is not thankful to me for getting up in the morning to give make his dabba or keep the house clean..we do it because we love each other, we do it because we need to do it, we do it because we care for each other…both of us believe that we are equal partners in a marriage, I wonder why people dont seem to understand that..and funniest part is..all these questions to me about ‘how great is your husband’ come to me from ladies..working ladies…ladies who slog their ass off at work and then go home to do the same…and these ladies complain about how their husbands dont take their children’s homeworks or just plonk themselves in front of the TV all the time when they get home..arey but you need to tell them to help you na…I am sure they will…
When, when when will these ladies learn? *Exasperated*