Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dreams of desire!

Ever since Apple Inc. released the Iphone 5s, it’s been a hard time for people to manage Apple fans at home. Hardly a year since the gadget guru bought an iphone 4s, now it already looks like a floppy disk to him. Can anybody there justify the astronomic price of this thing? I mean end of the day, one has to cook and clean the dishes too, right? Yes I am very old fashioned and I do not understand electronics. I am only a Computer Engineer. I wouldn't be any different if I did Electronics. Anyway yelling, pleading, begging, convincing, and confusing him has finally made him postpone the crazy plan to buy it.

Last weekend, we went to our usual hangout, a mall. We came to the mall after visiting a friend, so we missed the usual mall entrance and ended up parking outside the mall where a lot of other vehicles were also parked. Hubby was not happy. “This is not a good place”. He sulked. And I was like, “Nothing is there in this car to steal. Unless someone wants Aaron’s diapers”. He parked there hesitantly, and continued to be disturbed by that decision for some more time.  I couldn't care less.

Inside the mall, there was this expansive gadget store, and my hubby walked straight into it. Well, he’d end up there even if he was sleepwalking or just plain blindfolded. All the other stores in the mall including the food court are completely invisible to him. To my utter dismay, there was an iphone 5s on display, around which a few Apple fans swarmed around, holding breaths and hee-hawing like it was Sunny Leone. Behind them, hubby joined and waited patiently to get a glimpse and blessings from His Highness The Iphone 5s. I went all ‘Oh my God’ and threw my hands in the air.

Next morning, he said, “You know, I had a dream last night… That I bought the 5S! It was so awesome!” with an innocent grin. I admit that it was really cute. Basically, these are make-believe dreams intended to get me to say “Awww… sell the 4S and go get it honey Muah” but after five years of marriage, fortunately, better sense prevails over drama.
“Really!.. Enthu manoharamaaya nadakkatha swapnam (What a beautiful impossible dream)” I said.

Later by evening, we got into the car to go somewhere else and he said… “You know yesterday I had a dream that someone broke into our car and stole our stereo set?”

“Ha..that's because you were worried too much yesterday about parking the car on the road …”

“May be… ya…probably that’s why…ya you are right…” he said doubtfully.

“Don’t worry, each of our dreams have something to do with our worries…It happens” I consoled him and added a gyaan for a punch.

“mmm…hmmm”..he said, and continued to drive.

There was much traffic on the road but nevertheless, I continued to shoot questions.

“What else did the thief take from the car? This ipod? “

“ Huh? I don’t know…” he said, eyes fixed on the road.

By that time the car was moving at a snail’s pace. One of the cars had broken down in the middle of the road. The police was there. Other vehicles were redirected. Some people even got out of their cars to see what was happening thus blocking others with their vehicles and there was a huge commotion.

“Then, what else happened in your dream? Did we get it back?” I asked coldly.

No response.

“You should pray before going to bed to avoid such dreams!”

No response.

 “You told me you dreamt about buying the 5S na? Then again you dreamt that someone stole car stereo? How can you have two dreams like that? Were they separate?” I asked.

“YES. TWO SEPARATE DREAMS. THERE WERE ADS ALSO IN BETWEEN. NOW WOULD YOU PLEASE !”

:-o

22 comments:

  1. OH DEAR LORDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH....Your conversations are so cute!
    U know I love your conversation with Hubby related posts a lot!!!!!

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  2. Hahaha!!! Now just let him buy his love. You know he will soon do so, don't you? Every year I convince myself that there will be a new phone... that is how you restore peace...expect the worse from the very beginning :D

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    1. Yea. But we usually arrive at such decisions like a team. Since I am not supportive he said he may settle down for the next release.

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  3. I came back to read :P This is the cutest and the most funniest (after that car keys one!!!) conversation between you two :D You both are adorable!

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  4. Hahaha, how cute was that! Let him have his way else its shall turn into nightmares. Boys are like that :P

    God bless you both! :)

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    1. Hehe not the case with us...he has his way all the time I don't interfere much..but this I thought was extravagance.

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  5. :)
    Since everyone here is on your side, I'm gonna support the hubby :p
    Men will be men!

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    1. Ya I already know that you will support him. You always did!

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  6. പിന്നെ .. ചൊറിയാന്‍ നോക്കിയാ ഇത്രല്ലേ പറഞ്ഞുള്ളൂ :)

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  7. hahahahahahaaaaa! Ouch! I can't laugh enough! especially at his repartee.

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  8. Poor hubby, why did you do this? Even after 5 years of marriage? :D
    Adding pepper to the wound? :P :D

    That does make a good laugh for us, and possibly, it will serve as a good joke for you two in the future too!

    Besides, I don't understand why iPhone and its fad would have anything to do with being an electronics engineer or not being enthralled by it for a computer science engineer? I am an electronics engineer, and I am more interested in opening that thing up and seeing what makes it tick. And because I also do software, I know what goes into making of a product. So, which part of it makes me want an Apple so bad? I haven't had an apple product ever, and for me, interoperability is much more important that the looks. Sure they are aesthetic, and have very robust and stable codes, but ask any person standing in line in front of that shop, none of them will give an 'engineering' reason behind wanting one. All will attribute it to the 'elite' factor, the aesthetics, and the mojo factor, that it is so cool, but not because it runs on yada yada platform microprocessor which can do blah blah flops.

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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    1. Nah BA I am adding crushed green chillies to the "wound" :D On a different perspective it is the woman in the marriage who was wounded because for her everything has changed and not for the man ;-)
      Honestly I am completely against this Apple hype. iOs is a good OS and their codes are flawless but it is nothing for the astronomic price and hype, for which students donate kidneys to buy them. We have a macbook, ipad, ipod, iphone etc at home and I still do not see the greatness in them all (except the price tag) compared to other gadgets in the market.

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  9. Awesome way to end the conversation! Sorry Anita, I agree with your hubby here! :P

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    1. Grr ...I know all you guys here are with him !

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  10. U just wait....ur H will get his way by fair means or foul;-D

    U r right[@comment above] the prices are like astronomical....infact just for a moment forget how much the iphone costs, just think how much the stoooopid protective covers we buy to safeguard it costs;-S.

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    1. Oooh Nancyy...The covers ! For the prices of iphone, they should give us a voucher to buy the protective cover of our choice!!

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