Saturday, April 25, 2009

The be(i)tter half

“Why is the house in a mess?” “What’s the burn mark on the bedsheet?” “Where’s the beautiful cupboard I was using for six years?” It was a rain of questions from my fuming wife.
These women, they never change. You are my friend. You know that I am alone in Sharjah for one full year and the house will naturally be dirty. You know that the burn mark on the bedsheet was caused by my nephew while ironing his cloth. You know that the cupboard she claimed was beautiful actually had a broken leg and I gave it away to the watchman. No wonder, better halfs mostly turn out to be bitter halfs.
Anyway, I have very few friends here in Sharjah unlike the great Amchi Mumbai. But these few buddies are so loving, my wife is not allowed to cook at home. For two days, the buddies have been hosting lunch and dinner. Off to Chennai tomorrow. Will stay connected. Meanwhile, you have a great time.

17 comments:

  1. Awww Ramesh, I am so glad that you have such loving friends. Your wife loves you too, women sometimes are not so good at expressing themselves and end up saying and doing the opposite of what they feel. Just give her a hug and ask her what is more important. A warm hug to you, my friend. You are in my prayers. Namaste

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  2. Thank your buddies...lesser the time she is kitchen ,less likely is that she will discover that a certain ladle with a certain design on it is missing.

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  3. Everything in my home is precious to me, including my three-legged wardrobe. I completely sympathise with your wife. Your posts never fail to bring a smile to my face. Enjoy your break.

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  4. Sounds like a turbulent time, R. Ramesh. Hope all is well. It's kind of cute that your nephew burned the sheet while ironing. A very male environment! Take care and wishing you domestic peace. <3

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  5. Sometimes stating the obvious is a sign of care. =)

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  6. Awww. At other times those 'bitter halves' are equally kind and loving :)

    Have fun!

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  7. Shortly you will develope more friends like Mumbai.Because of your Mingling nature,you will acquire.Keep it up.
    K.Ragavan.

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  8. better half are not always bitter half... they are sometimes tooooooooo caring, we feel that it is bitter... Just part of all what they love.

    Cheers,

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  9. oh my goodness i seem to have missed the fun...hehehe!!!! tell us more . lol!!!
    btw welcome home . looking forward for news.

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  10. lol :D

    Hope u r having a good time :)

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  11. Interesting! Hope you have a wonderful stay back home!

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  12. Our 'bitter' halfs want to believe that without them, we can just manage.

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  13. hi ramesh....hope u landed safely .

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  14. Bangalore if u come n do not meet me...I'll be a bitter blogger... :P

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  15. Hilarious... if I need a laugh I just have to read your blog:)

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