I hung the envelope holder on the wall, which now looked full and aesthetic, and lay back in the bliss of having done something productive.
However, my tech savvy husband has an aversion to wall hangings or any home décor, like I have to his endless cables and wires which runs haywire on the floor and ceiling. After reaching home, he switched on his denial mode when he saw it.
He: Whats this ?
Me: Envelope Holder .
He: “Envelope!!” he exclaims, as if I told a new word. “Soldiers at Kargil have 3G phones!”
Me: You can put other stuff too.
He: ‘Like what !!!”
Me: **cold stare**
Conversation ends, and the outcome is settled. The husband dislikes, but the envelope holder stays. (Cold stares bring screeching halts to any conversation, good or bad. It is very handy in such situations.)
Few weeks later, on a similar boring day, I was at home lazing, and hubby was out to settle bills. ( " bill payment " reminds me of Papa, as he used to say, that it had actually turned out to be the purpose of his existence over the years :D )
He: Hey I am at Airtel office…Can you check this month’s copy of landline bill and call me back..?
I searched every nook and corner of the house, but in vain. The mobile rings again.
Me: No ...
He: Check that envelope holder of yours…I keep airtel bills there…
Me: !!!! Oh, I see !
The shy grin at the other end would've made an excellent Kodak moment :)