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...