Thursday, July 8, 2010

He Said She Said Part II

He said: Wan't to go for a walk?

She said: Are you crazy? In this rain?

He said: I thought you loved the rains.

She said: I do, but not the Mumbai variety.

He said: So what do we do? Want to eat out tonight?

She said: OK. Let's go to McDonalds.

He said: McDonalds? That's hardly suitable for the occasion.

She said: Who cares? The kids will love it. Moreover I don't want to change out of my track bottoms and sneakers.

He said: What happened to your high heels?

She said: I packed them off. Mumbai monsoons are shoe-killers. Moreover, I get my sciatica pains if I wear heels for a long time.

He said: Alright, that's settled then. I have to check my mail and make some calls. We'll leave at 8.

She said: And I have some groceries to pick and vegetables to buy. 8 seems perfect. Oh, don't forget to sit with the older one with her math problems. I will be teaching the younger one for her tests tomorrow.

He said: Right. Remember to buy Ma's BP medication when you go out.

She said: And you don't forget to return your cousin's call. He has called twice already.

He said: Sure. Hey kids, guess what? Tonight is special and we are going to celebrate it by going out to McDonalds!

They said: Awwww, can't we order some pizza instead? We don't want to miss our TV show.

He said: (Looking slightly relieved) Well, we can do that, what do you say?

She said: (Looking relieved too) We can certainly do that. Let's order pizza. I have to get up early tomorrow morning. And I have this book to finish. May be this Sunday we all could go out.

He said: I have to go over some reports. And make a con-call. Fine, next Sunday kids. Meanwhile let's call the pizza guy.

They said: Yayyyyy!

The story actually started like this. And then continued like this. But that was some years ago. He is still gallant, she is still romantic. But for both of them, the definition of love has somehow changed...

35 comments:

Nu said...

1st :)

Nu said...

that's hilarious and so practical !

The definition sure changes over a period of time..but the important part is the love remains.. :)

Happy Anniversary !

Lazy Pineapple said...

so sweet...I know the definition of love keeps changing :) but love and respect are so very important...

wordsndreamz said...

LOL! Am sure most of us who have been married for a bit, will identify :)

I think I started reading you with your last year's anniversary post :)

Happy Anniversary!

Nikita Banerjee said...

Very practical. But as long both evolve in the relationship...its cool right?

ZB said...

Very nize!!! I felt i was watching a movie clipping on youtube .........and the definition of love does change with time....I wish it were a constant like Newtons third law....or E=mc2.....Loved reading this. TC:)

blunt edges said...

hehe...n that's a typical present-day family! :)

makes me wanna have pizza...damn its 11.30pm n dominoes doesn't take orders after 11 :(

PURN!MA said...

Happy Anniversary, Aparna! There are streaks of romance in this lovely conversation... wishing you once again, a blissful and fulfilling life with your partner, forever!

Sharmila said...

Happy anniversary Aparna! :-)
Chail is on my wishlist. My in-laws tried to set up our honeymoon in Puri (since am from Orissa) ... I suspect they wanted to make a a teerth too. ;-) It took every ounce of will power to stop myself from screaming. :D

Nona said...

Happy Anniversary. :)

Pizza sounds better than burger... considering the occasion!

A New Beginning said...

Happy Anniversary Aparna :) Thats a very cute way to put it!!Loved your post and May God bless you with a wonderful life of togetherness and love!!

~G said...

:) Goes to show how priorities change no? Finally "khushiyon ki home delivery" was the choice eh!

The Holy Lama said...

And we wish you the best of years to come. Happy Anniversary.

UmaS said...

Happy Anniversary to you !!! :)

Read this dialogue and was wondering how did you come to know abt what's happening in my home !!!! LOL, seriously, thats what even get to do...its always other things that take more priority over a nice candle lit dinner !!!

BK Chowla, said...

A very happy anniversary.
My best wishes, and a very well written post

Smita said...

lol!!! Happy Anniversary!!!

This is called adjustment :D sab khush :D

sujata said...

I dont buy this onme bit!! I am sure he gave you a lovely dress and both of you went out some place romantic and kept the kids at home to study!! Happy Anniversary didi the two of you are really special to me!

R's Mom said...

hahhaha! I so loved this post....happy anniversary..and to many more pizza parties :)

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Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Happy Anniversary! Love conquers all. Keep it right there!

Swatantra said...

Happy anniversary!! Keep the spark alive..

Haddock said...

The definition of love changed ?
I don't think so.

ani_aset said...

there is so much love in all this :) increase physical distance between people and we will realise how much love there is :D

Aparna said...

Nu, thanks a lot for your wishes, and yes, do visit Chail, it is breathtaking.

Lazy Pineapple, they are the key ingredients of a successful marriage!

Wordsndreamz, thanks, strange what 18 years can do!

Nikita, it is cool alright!

ZB, thanks. Love has no constant factor!

Blunt edges, buy some pizza for emergency craving and freeze them.

Purnima, what lovely words! Thanks.

Sharmila, Chail was beautiful in July. The clouds come down and surround you completely. The hotel is also very good, or it was 18 years ago.

Nona, nothing like pizza, goes with wine as well as beer!

A New Beginning, thank you.

G, khushiyon ki home delivery indeed!

Holy Lama, thanks.

UmaS, candle light dinners are passe, it is now grab whatever you can and sit down for a quick meal in between career and kids.

BK Chowla, thank you sir.

Smita, Indians excel at adjustments, don't they?

Sujata, you may be right about the dress, but the other things are completely inaccurate.

R's mom, thank you.

Keats the sunshine girl, as the song goes, love will turn you around!

Swatantra, thank you.

Haddock, if not the definition, then certainly the style of celebration has changed.

Ani-aset, thanks.

Neena Sharma said...

Romance is elusive and subject to mood swings.:) That's what makes it so coveted.

Onkar said...

Every relationship changes, but the warmth should be there.

PearleY建佑 said...

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kavita said...

I wish we lived in the same city--i would have baby sit your girls (two kids +sasuma).

Next year ,wear a beautiful dress and your high-heels and please go out with him.

Buy vegetables and medicines one day ahead.Don't look at me like this..i am leaving before you kick me out.
Aur ek baat Sunday kahan gaye the ?

RGB said...

End of the day, everyone is happy.

The Ketchup Girl said...

totally loved your stories :). I found more similarities. Sciatica pains and no high heels. :) Happy happy anniversary, a tad late though.

Destiny's child... said...

Happy anniversary! :)

Neel said...

Bulbul didi...Great Post and Belated Anniversary Wishes..please make sure that you call me when u are here.

Sakshi said...

Happy belated anni wishes. Am scared after reading your post.What do you think will happen to people me and my husband?? That guy has been acting up since the first anni. He fools me every year in to making home cooked special 5 course dinner on our anniversary...sobs!!! He insists he will fall sick if he eats outside on this special day...hmmmpf!

shankar.n said...

Haha.. tats great post.. Visiting this place aft a long time and this post in particular was worth the wait...

reading this post, reminds me of how me and my wife plan a weekend along with so many other commitments that kill the plan.. and end up cancelling the plan..

namit said...

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