Like I wrote in one of the previous posts…SAB wrote in a comment on how I usually deal in positives in this blog..and just to compensate on that and let her know that I remember the rudeness also..here are
Two incidents of rudeness within 6 days (happened last month :))…Do I look like a rudeness attracting bug or something?
I usually avoid putting too much negative on the blog, but honestly coming from old folks and educated people, sometimes the rudeness hurts..and when I hurt, I blog 🙂
I had gone to R’s daycare’s children’s day party na…
They had this ‘Doraemon‘ the inflated one which walks around..(Is there a word for those things?) moving around..
R recognized him and started shouting amma amma dekho juo Doraemon (amma, look look doremon)..which by the way, I confused with Dora (thanks to Chucky, LF’s little one, who has managed to increase my knowledge of Dora – Thanks sweetie)
anyways so I saw this cat (was it cat?) like structure coming towards us..okie..here lemme admit that I am bit scared of these things..I know there are humans inside the inflated thing..but its scary…
RM: Errr..R that is not Dora (Pretty proud of my knowledge here)
R: No nahi…Dora nahi…Doraemon hai woh..kya amma? *Shaking her head as if you dont even know this*
RM: Errr…he is Dora’s friend? (I actually wanted to ask boyfriend, but I didnt because she doesnt know boyfriend yet does she?..and how did I come to that conclusion – Doraemon – Dora’s man! – you get the link eh?)
R: Amma, doraemon, mereko dekhna hai..jana hai
RM: okie…(thinking R is as unknowledgable as me)
anyways so I let her hand go (the party was inside the school premises so pretty safe) and let her go ahead..just as she was moving ahead, one grandmother practically pushes R (I am not exaggerating!) pushes her aside and then holds the hand of her grandson and takes him to that Doraemon…
R is shocked..she falls down..and she looks at me…I smile and tell her its okie..
R: Amma, that aunty, mereko push kiya
RM: its okie what to do..she was in a hurry
R: But amma, pushing bad habit che ne (pushing is bad habit)
R: Toh? She questions me with hands on her hips and all that (total nautanki I tell ya)
I didnt know what to answer..thankfully they started playing ‘Chamak Challo’ and R was distracted…
Whats the big hurry I dont get it…her grandson honestly wasnt even interested..he just looked at the figure and started crying..and not that the figure was going somewhere or anything…I mean…why push a child and go ahead 😦
R and I are frantically searching for a rick after her doctor session…About 20 minutes have passed..most ricks are full or they are refusing..R is crying ‘rick rick’ mainly because she is bored and hungry
I tell her ‘you cant cry, milega rick’
Finally one rick guy stops a bit ahead and R and I rush towards him..when one uncle just pushes both of us and goes and asks the rick..
The rick guy looks back at me…R is crying uncle ne push kiya..and that uncle stares at her as if she is a brat…
I look back at him defiantly and said ‘tame kem dhako maariyo..rickshaw joitu hoye toh lai lo’ (Why did you push, if you want the rick just take it)
He looks at me and at the rick guy..and guess what…the rick guy says..nahi madam aap ke paas baachi hai..aap baitho..waise bhi maine aapko dekhe roka (No madam, you have a child, you sit, I stopped the rick after I saw you)
The man started to argue saying he asked first, but the rick guy was adamant that he would take us…wasnt he really really nice?
I wanted to stick my tongue out at the rude old man, but that would be bad manners eh?
and now to get back to that blasted Doraemon
I called up ST, someone I admire a lot..she is like my ideal and all..her son N, is about 6-7 months older to R
RM: Hi ST
RM: you busy with N
ST: No he is having a bath and doesnt want me around
RM: hehehe 🙂 okie
We talk about stuff and then I hear N telling her something
RM: I will call you later, he is talking to you na..give him attention
ST: No its okie, he is asking me to switch on the TV..I usually let him watch Tom and Jerry or perhaps Doraemon for about half an hour before his school bus comes..thats the only TV time he gets..so he is particular about it
RM leaps to the chance of learning about Doraemon
RM: Errr..so ST..what is this Doraemon?
ST starts laughing and then explains to me how this is a cat from the future century who has come down to the current year and teaches children all nice things etc etc. She gives me a detailed account on Doraemon heheeh 🙂
and then I am like okie okie thanks a lot
And I keep the phone and laugh to myself…thinking – after kids, THIS is what you end up discussing with a financial whiz 🙂