Monday, September 20, 2010

When I was in tears

I rushed from the kitchen when the door bell rang. It was the laundry boy.
“How much?” I asked collecting the clothes.
But he was staring at me with much sympathy.
“Anna sugamthanne?” (Brother all OK?) he asked in a compassionate tone.
“I am OK. How much?” I repeated.
“Ten dirhams. But everyone fine at home? Do you need any help?” he asked again.
I was wondering what was wrong with this guy.
Picking the money, he said, “Don’t keep worrying. Everything will be fine.”
After he left, I went to my room and tried to arrange the clothes in the cupboard. It was then that I glanced at the mirror and realized what was wrong.
My eyes were red, with flowing tears.
I had been peeling onion for a sumptuous “sambar.”
He had assumed I was crying.

35 comments:

  1. So you have started cooking at home? Good if you have.

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  2. The laundry man is very observant and must be a good human being at heart.
    You could give him extra 10dhms

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  3. Yeah, yeah, blame it on the onions!
    Good chap, this laundry man, I like Mr. Chawla's suggestion.

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  4. Yes it can happen to anyone, people see something and come to a wrong conclusion. But that laundry boy was a good fellow. Good post as usual.

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  5. u scared me with your post title..

    :D

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  6. When I read the title itself I knew something was cooking. I thought you burnt the sambar again.

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  7. Yippee! I guessed it right :)
    It's good to see that you ventured back to self-cooking! That too with onions :) Bravo!

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  8. humanity and good heart does not need language

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  9. Aah the curse of peeling onions. What a compassionate man to have noticed.

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  10. Ha, ha...little did that good soul know what was cooking!

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  11. For the first time, I had guessed the end :). Yay!

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  12. so considerate of him.... its hard to find such people arnd....

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  13. He was a good boy..!
    Give him extra durhams when he comes again.
    Nice post :)

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  14. hahahaha :D :D someone's cooking a lot :D
    ROFL ...

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  15. hi ramesh .coincidentely even my post was on tears...hehe

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  16. I cry like a baby when I peel these onions. My kids stand by me..trying to fan away those vapors to help me.

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  17. Aaaawwww that was sweet of him. Funny I must say.

    Did the sambhar turn scrumptious?

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  18. OK ,OK ,blame it on poor Onions--anyway they can't speak in their own defense !Hey,you have got a good laundry man.Since he offered his help ,why not make him chop your onions next time,treat him with your(famous) Sambar and later both of you cry together.
    Have a great week buddy !

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  19. Lol! I am keen to taste the sambar prepared by you.I promise, I'll help you make the chutney. :-)

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  20. so Ramesh, next time if u want to get your work done from somebody, even from your boss, first chop an onion and then go and see him..

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  21. Very nice and funny post.
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  22. Liked the comment of Kavitha; if onion fails, Sambhar would take over the job!

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  23. hmmm......that ws good....

    I think the laaundry man has a good heart and you must be a good person...

    Anyways...good post....thanks for sharing.

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  24. ohhh !!! i could imagine the aroma of the sambar. and very sweet of the laundry boy to have noticed u in distress.

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  25. When is your cookbook getting published?

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  26. poor onions ... everybody blames them...to avoid this situation next time please wear ur glasses or put the onions in the fridge before 20 min of cutting or cut the onions in half n wash under cool running water before cutting ...this will protect ur eyes n any misunderstanding. nice tips nah ... this is the advantage of having food blogger friends ;P hehehe.... btw ur laundry boy is a good guy..everybody is good to good people!!lol


    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  27. ROFL... anyways, cheers to the laundry boy!

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