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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

A quick tale 17

Farce
He will clear out his wine bottles and throw away the porn magazines. She will stop swearing and start cooking two meals a day. He’ll ensure that she wears her wedding necklace and will hide her designer jeans. The Gods will be dusted, contraceptives hidden and they will not kiss each other good morning. His parents will fly thousand of miles from their homeland and remark how true to tradition they live. And the younger woman will ask them how many sugars they would like in their coffee.

18 comments:

AF said...

Very true and Super

AF

Kika Gops said...

Will all this every happen.

AF said...

One more, and he would pretend when they are around...

Sundaresan said...

epdi epdi epdi ipdi kalakkareenga?

Suguna Purushothaman said...

hmm but why should they stuck in between 2 cultures like this????????? why are they trying to portray something that they are actually not. what is wrong in being the way we are

shub said...

simply brilliant. like ur other quick tales. The way you put the real thing.

sophie said...

super....the previous one awesome

None said...

goodie! :) i like password better, though! awesome! you have a true talent for brevity... :)

btw, how have you been?

cheers!
ramya

Shyam said...

Love it. If the parents were of an old enough generation, they'd probably want the "patthu" items separated from the non-patthu items - even in the fridge! We used to have to do that when my grandma was around :) Major pain-in-the-ass to do that.

ganpat said...

ennamo po ammani, eppadi thaan ipdu kalakariyo! nadathu.

Harish said...

Nice. :)

Nachiketas said...

Lovely writing. Real lovely. Love the simple compact style and the rich vein of cynicism in almost all your posts(except the child birth one perhaps). Your writing is like a shart arrow and finds it mark everytime. Wow.

perspective said...

So true!!! wow!

Guevara said...

What is happening to our tradition.
Pretentiousness is the soul of the Stupid

Anu said...

Nice to know that it happens to other couples too...

sathish said...

rightly said.. though i'vnt xperienced it yet!!

Anjali said...

am speechless.

Priyamvada_K said...

Very nice. Stumbled into this from Nithya's blogrolls. Have bookmarked your recipe site as well.

Priya.