Errr…Happy Holi! and Happy Women’s Day!!! and Happy Birthday!! (What my cousin K was born yesterday!) Belated though!
anyways, after all the various happ(y)ing..lemme tell you that yesterday’s holi was total FUN!! R and I…we played like holigans..well…lets just say RM played like a holigan while R was standing a side with a bit of colour on her face looking at me playing like a holigan…
My face and hands are still red and so is my feet and my new sexy sandals from Ahm..I mean for someone who has feet which can put a combination of duck and elephant to shame, I searched and searched and searched and found the perfect pair of non-heel sandals in Ahm and bought them and wore them to office EVERYDAY and then this happens...I mean which fool wears new lovely sexy sandals to play holi..bolo bolo? RM!!!
Anyways I digress.
So we had fun. We went down at about 9ish..played with the baacha party and showed off on who has more colour in the hair etc etc and then had a breakfast of fafda and jalebi and then came up…before that I of course being the super efficient hunger crazy mother had made methi na theplas, sweet potato subji and raw tomato chutney..so lunch was ready..
I gave R a bath..washed her hair and then sent her off to my neighbour’s house so that I could have a bath in peace..did I mention what WONDERFUL neighbours I have..they dont play holi but she had no issues keeping R for about an hour :):) Muah to her 🙂
So I tried to take the colour off my face and hands but they are pretty persistent…and imagine we used herbal colours!! are they really herbal? think not!
Had lunch and went to snoozeland..
and then comes the real point of this post. So we had dinner in the building terrace. We all were given coupons so that there is no confusion.
Before that let me tell you that we have a model/TV actress who stays in our building. I have seen her only once when her labrador snatched away the ball my dad got from Germany for R when R was about 1 year old and tore it into such small pieces that we couldnt even collect it. No! I am not blaming the dog here. He thought it was fun. Unfortunately it left a scare so bad on R that she is still scared of dogs. Anyways she walked up to me and looked at me and told me then ‘Well, I can pay for that ball..lemme know how much?’ I was furious but me being the polite one always *Rolls eyes* told her its okie ..the dog didnt k now and just left it to that! I mean you cant replace a Grandpa’s love with money can you.
Anyways so she has two maids she has imported from her hometown who take care of her dogs. One of them is pretty young must be like 12 or 13 who goes to the local municipal school here while the other one who is older may be 20ish takes care of the dogs.
So our society had requested her not to send the maids for the party, mainly because its only for family members. Then other people who had maids may start sending their maids and drivers and that isnt something that the committee wanted to encourage. Or they said ‘you attend yourself and pay the extra amount for both the maids’ She protested saying that they are like family. Committee said ‘Agreed but then there are other people whose maids are like family as well. Then how can we include them as well, it will snowball into something else’
Of course, I must state here that she NEVER attends any party of course because well..I dont know..why she doesnt attend!
Anyways so yesterday she sent her maids again. Our committee was furious. Obviously you cant ask them to leave when the younger one plays with the children of the society and is a school going kid. I mean you cant just ask them to leave eh.
Now my dilemma is – I dont mind them coming honestly. but what our committee says is also true..then everyone will start sending their maids…..
One part of me says ‘true…its difficult to manage so many people’
Other part of me says ‘Whats wrong if she is not coming, but sending her maids’
My thoughts say ‘let the maids come, but you pay for them extra because the society rules clearly state that party can be attended only by family members everyone else is extra.’
But again, what if the model considers the maids as her family?
I dont know its pretty confusing eh?