My mom was watching a cookery programme with great interest yesterday.
“Anju come here, see this” she said with a look that means she has spotted something interesting.
I wandered over to the sofa where she was sitting and saw a Chef teaching a young guy to cook on the television.
“He is teaching that guy to cook so that he can prepare a meal for his brother on his birthday!’ she gushed.
“What’s the big deal ma!” I said getting up.
‘Sit down!” she said pulling me down to the sofa. “He is making salads. You like salad recipes no?”
I sat and watched as the Chef prepared some mouth watering salads and salad dressings and laid them out in pretty dining ware.
He then looked at the camera and said “And now we will let Paul invite John for lunch.” Shaking Paul’s hand and bidding him goodbye the Chef walks away. The camera pans to the door and ‘John' walks in. My eyes pop out. He is white. Paul is American Chinese.
“So sweeet!” cooed my mom smiling indulgently at the TV, head tilted to one side.
“Err ma” I said quickly. "I think something is burning in the kitchen!"
“Tch tch” said my mom, getting up and hurrying towards the kitchen. Splits seconds later, below the picture of John and Paul came the legend. John and Paul, Life Partners.
By the time mom came back from the kitchen, they had finished looking dreamily into each others eyes while battling the desire to make wild passionate love.
“What did I miss?” asked my mom.
“Oh nothing” I said dismissively, trying not to show the utter relief on my face. “He surprised his "brother" with the lunch.” I said avoiding her eyes.
“Awwwww” said my mom again, totally bowled over by the scene.
"Ewwww" went I, in my mind totally nauseated by the scene.
I left her gushing at the TV...when the program ended.
That was a close call! *phew*
There should be some control over what is shown on televisions these days. We cannot let our parents watch such shows unsupervised!! It will corrupt their tender old minds! What if I wasn’t around? I demand some answers from the government as a concerned child, NOW!