No seriously…I mean he is good at a lot of things and sometimes I get this feeling that I would be better off if I were him
My first absolutely known-to-the-world reason is his flair with numbers…I can never in any janam get it…be it a policy number, phone number, 14 digit number from work..the guy remembers it like as if its a nursery rhyme (you know stuff like twinkle twinkle little star..you can say it even if someone wakes you up in the middle of the night and asks you to recite a gunpoint…well its just a hypothetical situation!)
RM: RD whats the policy number of our XYZ insurance
RD: (watching TV) : **************
RM: And what the bank account number of appa
RD: (sitting on his laptop)****************XYZ****
RM: and what about our home loan numbers?
RD: (fiddling with his phone)**********
RM :What is Appa’s friend’s cousin sister’s husband’s number?
RD: (playing with R)09*********
No no, this is not like a rapid fire round or something I do with him…(though I am sure sometimes I do feel this urge to do that) generally asked questions at random times and the guy is able to answer all of these either while watching TV, or ‘working on the laptop’ or ‘fiddling with his phone’ without taking a breath…
I mean who remembers numbers like this yaar!
and then his sense of finance…I swear, this was my conversation with my boss some days ago…
RM Boss: but RM you knew about your salary structure right? why cant you help out your colleague?
RM: Boss, I dont know about my salary structure
RMB: but RM, you went through it in detail before accepting this offer 1.5 years ago
RM: Well, I didnt, my husband did and if he is fine with it so am I
See..I am pathetic…totally pathetic..but I cant help it..read this post to believe in my financial helplessness
I have become totally dependent on him, at least for all finance related stuff…as I confessed in the above mentioned post…
I cant help it…I try hard every damn year to learn about my investments and NOT depend on RD, but that doesnt seem to be happening 😦
every year we have this fight at the time of declaration of the taxes
RM: I want to know what investments to declare
RD: I will give you
after two weeks
RM: you have to give me the investments
RD: I am busy, I will do it tomorrow
RM: how can you do this..you have no sense of responsibilty..what will happen to my declaration
RD: RM, you have been working for so long now..dont you think you should do it by yourself
RM: WHat you are asking me to ALL THIS by myself!
RM: Hmph! you do it this year and from next year I will never come back to you..I will manage
RD just smiles indulgently and fill in the sheet for me
AFter an year
RM: I want to know what investments to declare …………………
and its a yearly cycle
or read what happened yesterday
RD calls me at work (this is like an occasion to celebrate with wine and flowers)
RD: hi RM, you have five minutes
RM: errr…yes are you fine..anything wrong?
RD: arey nahi
RM: okie bolna kya hua
RD: arey woh ABC policy we have na…I have to pay the premium but I have lost the customer id..you will need to call up and get that
RM: how do I do that
RD: Call them with the phone RM and get the details
RM: what details
RD: arey details of the policy
RM: What policy
RD: exasperated: Uff RM wait..I will send you an email…I will give you the policy details, the premium amount, the mode of payment the number to call and I will also write WHAT you have to speak to them..okie?
RM: grinning: yes yes
and so we do it
or when we have to call R’s doctor…I ask him about the meds to give R and keep the phone down
RD: RM, What did the doctor say
RM: xyz meds 3 times a day…
RD: what if we dont get the meds..any alternative
RD: yes RM, an alternative
RM: but I didnt ask the doc that
and such instances are many…I give calls, get the required information without bothering to even think about asking anything further..then RD will tell me to ask this and that and then we fight…
Sometimes, I seriously wish I was RD and had his intelligence!
Well..but looking at this positively..since I am supposedly an eternal optimist…I have the next best thing…I am married to him for life 😉