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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Drama Galore

My mom in law had chosen to come over to our place in Delhi all the way from Calcutta for about ten days. Contrary to popular ideas, the arrival of Ma in Law is not a terror for me at all. I just hand over the kitchen to her and live my life happily... enjoy the cup of tea accompanied by an unending supply of tasty and innovative snacks when I return from work, the suddenly multi-item dinner, the morning tea as refreshing as it can be and the very nutritous breakfast. The house would be clean, things would be in order...

This time, however, God chose to intervene. He knew I was looking forward to my days of freedom from housework. Some stupid accident had to take place in Kanpur on the 5th only, causing all trains, including the Rajdhani Express, to be cancelled. But would I take it sportingly? Neither would she. Back home she went, but made arrangements for booking another ticket for the 6th. Got me stuck on the railway booking site as well. I managed a tatkal reservation on the 8th, called to inform her, only to be told that my efforts have been a waste; her travel agent had got her confirmed tickets for the 6th itself. Dejected, I cancelled the reservations I had made minutes ago. Forget the financial loss I incurred.

Destiny rules. The train on the 6th got cancelled as well. As the news reached me, I felt dumbfounded...

But my lady is not the tigress of her home alone. Once she has decided to reach Delhi, reach she must. And my my, is she influential? She made arrangements to reach Agra... how were bookings made, I have no idea. All I know that she is coming. And somebody has to receive her in Agra and get her back to Delhi, bag and baggage. The drama continues...

7 comments:

the snake said...

aha...looking forward to an amusing story...

Kadri said...

=) I got along well with my mother in law too, unfortunately she died 18 years ago.

Sounds as if you will have a good time, as soon as the worst of the drama is over.

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

Ah, the drama ended abruptly.. the train to Agra got cancelled as well!! :P

This time, my lady has given up.. the trip has been postponed till next month.

humanobserver said...

hmmm......good to see you after a long time....and I don't think I should ask you more about this journey, as you had already explained to your reader...

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

Deepak, I've been here all the time.. its only that there hasnt been much to write about. This incident has a lining of stress, tension, trouble, chaos [and what not]... but has an amusing angle to it, isnt it?

humanobserver said...

I wanted to adopt not one but 10 puppies at a time but unfortunately there is no room for them...I will find a room and then I will adopt them....And my next target - a butterfly park in Delhi....

shooting star said...

well....my mum in law just left after spending a week here...and it was bliss for me...and i can totally get what ur saying about freedom from household duties!!......its really nice to experience the freedom of not having to look after the house..worry about how to prepare your next meal..or to get the leaky taps done or worry abut whether an important courier will be recieved by the neighbours.......
its truly bliss when my inlaws are here!!
hope your sasuma comes soon!!!