14 September 2013


Last night, I volunteered to take my teenager daughter to the football game in her old high school. On the way there, I made an attempt to see if I could wean her away from the constant earbuds-in-her-ears mode and have an actual conversation with her.
First I got the car radio on her favorite channel and then started talking about shoes, hairstyles, her girlfriends etc. Things picked up surprisingly well. They were going well enough that at one point of time I decided to start teasing her about boys.
So I went “how about
She: “Yeah, what about him”?
Me: “I thought you thought he looked cute”
She: “He did”
Me: “And….. What happened?”
She: “Puberty happened. That messed up everything”
Me: AWKWARD SILENCE for a long time.

She went back to her earbuds-in-her-ears 🙂 🙂

Sometimes, I think she does this purposely to shut me up. If that is true, she is spending waaaay too much time with her mother 🙂 🙂

Posted September 14, 2013 by Rajib Roy in category "Humor


  1. By Deb Bhattacharjee (Post author) on

    You are lucky that you can have some kind of conversation. Try that on a 15 year old boy.. I have long given up and took shelter of NPR instead.

  2. By Rajib Roy (Post author) on

    Al, my opening line was – if you had hundred dollars to buy shoes, what shoe would it be? Her response – can I have fifty dollars more?

  3. By Sudipto Ghose (Post author) on

    Feel like these conversations are doors to their beautiful world , while probably you got in, but the bouncer kicked you out, I’ll keep trying. Anytime I am in the car with my pumpkin , I try to be cool 🙂

  4. By Rajib Roy (Post author) on

    Sudipto, what do you mean you try to be cool? I thought being cool comes naturally to you without trying?

  5. By Rajib Roy (Post author) on

    Joyjit, I have accepted that. Further, I have also accepted that he got those from the dad’s side 🙂

  6. By Joyjit Mukherjee (Post author) on

    Rajib->It is nice you accepted, about the source, I guess I need to consult Sharmila, Iam sure she will stake her claim. Also I would remember this post for reuse a few years down the line.


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