There are those days when all goes well and even God seems to be taking a nap from his 24/7 vigil of the Universe, especially of the troublesome beings on planet Earth. Those are the days when you settle into the comfortable routine of bliss, bliss and more bliss …you forget the tough days and sometimes even *gasp* grumble about the uneventful pace of you life. And then wham!!! God wakes up and realizes to his horror that his people have become too complacent and fiddles with the buttons and knobs on his heavenly console to put the fear of God in us again.
I was having a really nice Saturday yesterday, my third nice Saturday in a row when my grandma’s youngest sister dropped in.
Ammachi: Why are you home? You don’t have a job?
Me: Today is Saturday ammachi. It is a non working day.
Ammachi: *snort* I never heard such a thing before!! Young people like you should be working and not resting at your age.
Me: No you don’t understand…
Ammachi: Where is your brother working now?
Me: Same company ammachi.
Ammachi: And Molly’s son Vincent?
Ammachi: In... fo...????
Ammachi: *grumble* What a name!! And Benny?
Me: Ack…sen… chur!
Ammachi: *blank expression*
Me (patiently): That’s a company ammachi!
Me: I gotta go now ammachi...
Ammachi (imperiously) : Sit down!!!
Me (meekly): Ok ammachi.
Ammachi: Where is Rohan now?
Me (shouting): Eye Eye Yem!!!!
Ammachi: *grumble* You don't have to shout you know!! I am not deaf!! And where is Sebastian now?
Me: %$#& Malabar Beedi
Ammachi: Oh! And Betsy?
Me: Kerala Rubber Factory (She is with an IT co in Mumbai)
Ammachi: And Korah?
Me: Kochi Industries (he is with a Bank in Delhi)
Ammachi: Ende daivamey!! (OMG)
Me: What happened?
Ammachi : That Sebby, Betsy and Korah!!! *lowering her voice* They are not doing too well are they?
Guess who all are not talking to me since yesterday! *sigh*