Sunday, February 10, 2013

Score !


Last Sunday, as I sat on the couch post dinner, the mobile phone rang. I sluggishly walked to the table where my mobile was placed – (away from the reach of certain tiny claws), and noticed that it was the boss calling. ‘Hello?’ I answered. ‘ Hey Anita. Our Director’s mother, 87, passed away, so the Head Office will not be working for the next two days’. ‘Ohh, okay Ma’am.’ I said, rather plainly. After I cut the call, my husband’s phone rang almost immediately, which was a call from his boss to say the same thing ( We both work in the same firm). As soon as he disconnected his call, ‘Yaayyy’ I squealed.

‘What?’  he exclaimed.

‘What, what ? Dint you just hear what they said? Holidays ! yaay!’

‘Are you not ashamed to behave like this? Somebody lost their mother and what can possibly be so funny about that? And its not a somebody! He pays us ! He is our employer! It’s his mother, who is probably one of the founders of the organization’.

For once, I wished I could go to office at that very moment.

There goes a yaaayyy that will never come back.  I just thought about the two whole days I could spend with my toddler and never did I spare a thought about the bereaving family. Oh whatever it is, saying yaayy should always be taken in the right spirit, no?  I am not the kind of person who laughs when someone dies and he knows that. I mean, before giving me a lecture on when to be happy the spouse should understand what I actually meant. This is NOT fair.

Displeasure colored my face.

The spouse noticed that and came upto me. ‘Its not very appropriate, you know?’, said he, in a seemingly remorseful tone.

‘Okay. But still you dint have to… you know?. The lecture was unwarranted. Still its okay’. I said. He agreed.

Soon, it was forgotten. ( Of course after I whatsapped  a few friends and enacted that scene to few others who found his reaction incredibly funny- I totally don't get some of my friends ;-) ).

Holidays came and it was all about home theater and home cooked delicacies. We had a good time. On the second and final day, we were on our way home after an outing with friends, and one of them asked my hubby about why exactly we had two days off. He replied ‘The mother of our founder directors passed away. She was 87’, he said. And after a brief pause he added , “And I am glad she dint choose the weekend for that”.

‘What are you saying? She is the mother of the employer who pays us! Do not talk disrespectfully of the dead! Shame on you!',  I scored. :D :D 

Relief. ;-)

31 comments:

  1. More power to you.. keep scoring.. :)

    though I wish you dont need to.

    keep smiling!

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    1. Ya you are right. Actually I dont need to. It was on a lighter note.

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    2. I said it aiwei hi re..on lightest note..:D

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  2. Haha..!! Perfect ending..;)
    keep writing..

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  3. Please note these blogs will be, sometimes, seen and read by the bereaved family members and friends. :(
    Jeyan Sam G

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    1. The bereaving family and friends are grown up enough to take it in the way it is meant to be.

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  4. Sad for the director, but if we look at the broader picture I guess it feels nice to have some suprise time off.

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    1. True. My happiness was totally on a selfish note. I am sad for the family of the lady who passed away.

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  5. hope the boss isn't reading this ..

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    1. My blog is not as popular as that ! :D Even if they read it, they know how to take it !

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  6. I too would have been elated!!! Not for the demise but for the resulting holidays

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  7. It's like school. You wish for an earthquake so that we have the next day off. We don't understand the seriousness in the situation until it hits us.

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    1. Absolutely. Even in school its not like we wanted people to die. It was a one sided affair.

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  8. ഹോ .. രണ്ടു ദിവസം വേണ്ടി വന്നു സമാധാനം കിട്ടാന്‍ :) :P

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  9. i'm surprised your hubby fell so quickly into the pit he had dug for you. Normally when I act all high and mighty, I take an extra effort to avoid getting stuck in the same situation 'atleast for a week' :)

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    1. Yaa thats what...usually he is careful about these things, you know :D

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    1. Yes..like they say...these days God doesnt keep anything pending :D

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  11. I think u hadn't said the word wanted... but don’t know how to express the happiness of two days holiday. Sounds like u were in need of relief from job stressed.

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    1. Nono...I am not stressed...but even then holiday is a holiday ...any day !

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  12. Its interesting how things work. I can honestly relate to your husband feelings during that "lecture" and can also relate to the trap he fell later on.. Hehe.. I guess, most husbands can! Deja vu! :D

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    1. Yeah the husbands need to be more careful !lol!

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  13. I could totally imagine ur husband's 'aiyadaaa' expression and ur 'pidichu mone' expressions;-D

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    1. Haha that was pretty much the expressions we had !

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  14. Hahaha... Kidilam.. My girl also remembers every single lecture I give her in that 1 trillion GB hard drive of a brain and puts me in my place almost every single time I score against her. Its tuned into your make up, girls.

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    1. LOL ! Same pinch to her ! By the way we are all like that. We remember every single detail till we die.

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