30 July 2013

Getting my father in law drunk :-)

By now, you know that my parents – or for that matter my sister – do not exactly look up to alcohol consumption of any kind. My mother in law is the same way. However, my father in law is willing to try out new things and has far fewer preconceived notions.
Last night, I took them out for dinner in Durgapur – along with my brother and brother in law. First thing I did of course is ordered wine. Then I asked my father in law what would he like to have. He promptly said “margarita” (he remembered the only other occasion he had tried out margarita – with me, in Memphis, TN in 1997).
Of course, my mother in law was having fits πŸ™‚ She asked me “Angur gulo pochabar ki dorkar? Tatka khelei to hoto” (What is the bid idea letting the grapes rot (ferment); why can you not just eat them fresh) πŸ™‚
And my father in law was getting the “third degree”. “Buro boyese bhimroti dhorechhe” and so on πŸ™‚ He was however enjoying the drink. Which was not making things any the easier for my mother in law πŸ™‚ Regardless, he was not going to be cowed down – not last evening at least.
My mother in law then tried some different tack – “E sob gulo kheley mota hoye jaabey” (you will become fat from the sugar in these drinks). I think she believes the tactics to scare her daughter works equally effectively on her husband and son in law πŸ™‚
Anyways, eventually we stopped at two drinks, ordered food and normalcy returned over dinner.
The height of it all was – much later at night, when my brother and I were dropping them at their home in my brother’s car, I saw my mother in law quietly noting down the phone number from one of those seemingly ubiquitous “Mod chharan, nesha chharan, drug chharan” posters off the walls. (I think this is mostly hacks trying to sell off fraud stuff to affected parents, spouses promising to get their kids, husbands etc off any addiction – those posters are there all over in Bengal).
I could barely hold down my laughter till they left the car and went inside their house!!
It was very very funny πŸ™‚ I know of only one Facebook friend of mine who might not find this funny at all πŸ™‚



Posted July 30, 2013 by Rajib Roy in category "Vacations

30 COMMENTS :

  1. By Antara Choudhuri (Post author) on

    Hilarious, the last bit!!! I can imagine my parents doing the same, should they know about my admiration for wines πŸ™‚

    Reply
  2. By Baishali Chakraborty on

    As Debasish is a chain smoker ;Once I bought NICORETT(a type of chewing gum) from chemist shop they ensured me “Dadar cigarete r nesh ar thakbei na”. But it was useless. He continues his cigaretts with nicorett.

    Reply
  3. By Baishali Chakraborty (Post author) on

    As Debasish is a chain smoker ;Once I bought NICORETT(a type of chewing gum) from chemist shop they ensured me “Dadar cigarete r nesh ar thakbei na”. But it was useless. He continues his cigaretts with nicorett.

    Reply
  4. By Rajib Roy (Post author) on

    Shoma, Shhhhhh!!!! If she has not seen it, I do not want to bring her attention to it πŸ™‚

    Reply
  5. By Rajib Roy on

    Baishali, yeah! I was going to talk to you about that some time. Borda-ke bojhan – eto sundor duto meye. Oder aro dos bochhor boro hotey dekhle aar ki khsoti-ta hoto borda-r?

    Reply
  6. By Rajib Roy (Post author) on

    Baishali, yeah! I was going to talk to you about that some time. Borda-ke bojhan – eto sundor duto meye. Oder aro dos bochhor boro hotey dekhle aar ki khsoti-ta hoto borda-r?

    Reply
  7. By Anushree Mukhopadhyay on

    Majhe sajhe ektu khele kichu hoi na. Amader diet i ki perfect? Tobe kothao ‘Swami Chharaan’ er poster dekhli na? Dekhle janas. Aneker kaaje laagte pare πŸ˜‰

    Reply
  8. By Anushree Mukhopadhyay (Post author) on

    Majhe sajhe ektu khele kichu hoi na. Amader diet i ki perfect? Tobe kothao ‘Swami Chharaan’ er poster dekhli na? Dekhle janas. Aneker kaaje laagte pare πŸ˜‰

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.