Dad, Mom and I celebrated Mom’s birthday today. Dad bought a fruitcake and Mom cut while we clapped. Then we feasted on chicken and paneer. Dad gave Mom a short and sweet birthday card meant for wife. And Mom gave him a thank you kiss on the cheek!!! So sweet and loving….I’m still thinking of what to give as gift to Mom….Missed Didi and Jiju on the occasion. Nothing much happened to ponder upon….
I had a lunch invitation at a colleague’s place….non-veg lunch so only the colleagues who either eat non-veg or have no problem sitting with us had come….There was chicken and pulao on menu….Simple lunch….What struck me odd was that a colleague after he had finished eating,didn’t pick up chicken leftovers from his plate and put in a bowl to make it easy to throw it in dustbin…Keeping the plate in the washing place is simply out of question….He comes from a typical orthodox Bihari family where the males are demi-gods and are not supposed to have manners or etiquette or do anything remotely related to housework. The women are supposed to wash their clothes, clean their leftovers,look after their children while they go out and earn bread. And he tells this proudly too!!! But the point is we maybe spolit kids of our homes but when we go to someone else’s place , we should try and make the best impression.