29 April 2015

How can I forget, if you do not give me some time? :-)

In the recent past, we had our anniversary day. Okay, since I did not post any cute pictures of Sharmila and myself from our wedding day or something, you can hold back all those Congratulatory messages πŸ™‚ I am trying to tell you something very funny that happened on that day.

First, you have to realize that in our house, unlike every other house, I am the one who remembers dates and Sharmila is the one who forgets them. You might recollect how she gave me our 20th anniversary gift … on our 19th anniversary day. Or how she picked up a fight with her own brother about his birthday (which, I might add with great self-satisfaction, I had correctly remembered) πŸ™‚ I think there was a time she started writing down dates in a journal but she kept losing the journal πŸ™‚

My usual practice after she forgets about a day is to wait for the day to get over and then just to rub it in, next morning I would remind her that she forgot the important date. And then she would berate me for not reminding her the previous day and accuse me of doing it purposely (which is absolutely true, by the way).

Against that backdrop, this anniversary day, as always, I got up early in the morning and before going for a run, went down to the kitchen and started making a cup of coffee for myself and one for her. It is then that I realized that she had woken up too and was coming down the stairs.

I was thinking to myself that I might have to rearrange my running time by half an hour so both of us could have some quiet coffee time early in the morning before the kids woke up. You can only imagine my surprise therefore with what happened in the next few seconds. She came down straight to me, gave me a kiss and straightaway accused me β€œYou forgot today is our anniversary day, didn’t you?”

I was like WWWHHHHHHATT????? We just woke up! The day has just begun!!! And in any case, last twenty one years you did not remember!! What are you talking about? I had no idea what hit me!

Evidently, she was so excited that she remembered this time after waking up, she was hoping against hopes that I would not and then she would turns the tables on me!! And in all that excitement, that was the first thing that came out of her mouth!! It is like wishing each other on our anniversary day has become something like calling dibs !!!

I simply went out for a run!!! πŸ™‚

Posted April 29, 2015 by Rajib Roy in category "Humor


  1. By Roger Whitney on

    I imagine she spent years purposefully forgetting just so she could finally have this moment of surprising you.

    What a wonderful patient woman to plan such a scheme

  2. By Meera Srikant on

    Well, its not the wife who remembers in every other household. With age, I seem to be forgetting birthdays and anniversaries and, to my chagrin, my husband seems to be getting better at it πŸ™

  3. By Dipti Gupta on

    Happy anniversary to you both.
    Agree with someone’s comment above, Sharmila Roy spent 20 years planning this!!!!

  4. By Sujan Sarkar on

    Emni korei ese jabe Rajatjayantee , tarpar dekhte dekhte Subarnojayantee , tarpar hopefully ekdin Heerakjayantee o ….

  5. By Rupak Ganguly on

    Did you kiss her back? That is the question unanswered in your narration of the day. God bless you two. Sharmila Roy, just add the dates to a calendar on your phone and you will remember each occasion. πŸ™‚

  6. By Sonia Nandi on

    lol :-)…Belated happy Anniversary to you and Sharmila Roy….you know what wud be great ….pretend to forget sometimes, only to give HER the satisfaction to ‘rub it in”….”happy wife , makes for a good life” πŸ˜‰


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