26 May 2013

Four letter word?

Sharmila and I took a long walk on the beach hand in hand and all that stuff… Discussions swirled around our parents, India, life after kids, work and all things sundry. Somehow the discussion veered towards me having to sell her something (I think it was about the location of our retirement home). Anyways, she thought I am a terrible sales person. Touched to the quick, I reminded her that she had said “No” when I proposed to her and her parents were dead against the marriage. Yet, we are where we are – so I cannot be that bad in sales.
Not sure whether she was trying to make light of the situation or just being reflective but she said that I do not know what life would have been if we were not married.
This was getting awkward for me. So, determined to make light of the situation myself I pointed out that “life” is a four letter word. She laughed out loud. Thoroughly relieved, I proceeded with my joke – “as is ‘work’, ‘wife’, ‘kids’…..”. As she continued to laugh, I ratcheted up the challenge -“Name me one four letter word after our marriage that we have enjoyed”.
Her laughter came to a sudden stop and she dead panned “Wine”!
Did I mention when I said that I was holding her hand, I had a plastic cup of cheap house wine from our resort in my other hand? Boy, does she know how to nail me. πŸ™‚
I continued to point out to her how beautiful the ocean looked …. πŸ™‚

Posted May 26, 2013 by Rajib Roy in category "Vacations


  1. By Dipu Mukherjee on

    I hope you stop here and not plan to go further on the after effects of too much wine!!!! Not on facebook at least…my private email is always open for that!!!

  2. By Rajib Roy on

    Antara, what romantic? It was a plastic glass full of cheap wine, for crying out loud πŸ™‚


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