Friday, May 10, 2013

Eggplant look


I just stepped out on Al Wahda Street, Sharjah, along with my daughter when she commented, “Dad. I will get tanned.”
For a moment, the sight of my 75-year-old dad riding a bicycle in Chennai summer heat flashed before my eyes. Here is a teenager complaining about pleasant, morning sun.
“Do not complain about weather ever. Embrace it. I used to look like a tomato when I was young. Now, maybe, I look like a jaded eggplant. But have you heard me complaining about nature?” I philosophized.
“Oh really?” she replied in a sarcastic tone.
We walked a little ahead when a colleague came along.
“Where are you going?” I asked him.
“Where else? I am going to a mall to chill out in A-C. This summer seems to have started with a vengeance,” he replied.
I avoided looking at my daughter.
“Do not walk too much in open air in this heat. You guys may get tanned.”
That was the last bit of advice I needed from him.

17 comments:

  1. Hahaha Lol.. :) somehow i wud agree with ur daughter n frnd.. these days its horrible hot!!

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  2. The fresh air and the outdoors for me any time... in peak summer, I do agree we need the A/C and all that, but I would still like to get outdoors whenever bearable...

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  3. Rameshji, your daughter is right. She is young and has to take care of herself well. Ungaluku ithellam theriyanam illaya?:)

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  4. Haha... Our daughter was right!!

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  5. And in front of your naughty daughter! I can imagine your face and your daughter's!

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  6. ha ha...funny :) Well written :)

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  7. Great to meet you today - love the blog!

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  8. Sorry but I'm with Chitra and your daughter on this one. I will not go out even in the English sun without factor 50 sun protection.

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  9. I can imagine your daughters look at you!! heeh :) funny it is !

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  10. I am with you Ramesh. Veyil veena pogaama velayadure.. my mother will complain

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  11. Good one!!
    Sun blocker for sure .. !!

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