Telephone Calls one wishes one never recieved …………………..
She : Nee kee haal chaal hai tera?
Me : I am okay Aunty
She : I heard you had an operation?
Me : Yes Aunty, but Rabbji has been kind to me. I am recovering now.
She : Your poor parents would have been so worried. Ek taan akeli, uton koi vadda vi nahin sir teh ……..
Me : (WTF????, my parents arent here to get worried, good for them……..) Aunty my sons are there and they are looking after me.
She : A daughter would have done lots of sewa. Deep theatrical sigh Daughter in laws are after all ….. you know how it is …………………. Nuh raani ton changi sewa karvana
Editor’s note : I seem to remember that this woman congratulated me for birthing two sons, and implied that if I had a daughter I would never have broken ties with ex.
Me : ?????????????
She : Give DIL the phone. I will advise her on how to look after you properly
Me : Aunty, she is gone to work
She : How could you allow her to do that? You mean you are alone at home? Who is looking after you?
Me : Aunty, I was advised bed-rest, not her. Besides Kid#1 is at home today, and so is the live-in servant.
She : Deep theatrical sigh : Kee zamaana aa gaya hai. I also went through this surgery, and both my daughter in laws were told to stay at home and look after me – for three whole months. I tell you, your son is a total joru ka gulam. Put your foot down immediately.
Yeah, yeah, I remember the endless bitching those poor women did, and the fights and sarcastic comments.
Me : Extra sweetly: Aunty, I have been advised bed-rest. I cant put my foot down any where
She : There is no one to drive me to your place beta, other wise I would have come and stayed with you for some time and nursed you, Rabbji di saun
Me : I hope I hid my relief : That is so sweet of you Aunty, but like you said, Kee zamaana aa gaya hai … sewa karwan waali kismat hi kithey meri …… sigh ………… 😉
She : I will ask (her DIL#3) to bring me to your place on Sunday
Me : Hastily : I will be back in the hospital for some tests on Saturday and Sunday
Note to self : Ring up her DILs – all of them and ask them to keep her home