18 November 2016

To all of you who did NOT wish me a happy anniversary from my last post….

Let me ask you something: If you were married on – oh! let’s say, April 1, 2000 (you noticed the irony too? 🙂 ) and somebody asked you “How long have you been married?”, would you say “sixteen years” or “sixteen years, seven months and eighteen days?”.

Yesterday, I posted a picture of my wife and myself sitting by the fire with the dog – who had his second birthday. I showed that picture to Sharmila – that would be my wife, if you were unsure – and suggested a cheesy caption.

Such captions would have been considered utterly romantic during our first few years of marriage. After twenty three years of marriage? Not so much. I got the thoroughly deserved laughter of scorn. And I duly reported that back to my blog/FB readers.

Since no good deed goes unpunished, I woke up this morning to a veritable deluge of Happy Anniversary wishes. Now that I have had a moment to catch a break from all those sincere “Thank you” notes, I am asking myself – and you – Where did I go wrong?

Should I have mentioned “after twenty three years three months and four days of marriage….”? (PLEASE STOP: that is not the exact count!! ). Would not that have meant that on twenty three years, three months and third day, she would have found that still to be romantic? But now that I am one day over, it is all scorn and derision?

Or do you think they thought there must be a very strong connection between our wedding date and our dog’s birthday (clearly separated by twenty one years)? You think they thought ours was a case of puppy love? 🙂

Let me also tell you what twenty three years, three months, yada yada has taught me – all those women who wished me happy anniversary – somehow they are going to comment on this post and prove that it was all my fault. Been there. Seen that.

Ah! well, at least, now I know that my wife is not the only one who gets our anniversary date wrong!!!


Posted November 18, 2016 by Rajib Roy in category "Humor


  1. By Ram Narayanan on

    For all this smart-alecness, when the shoe drops (ie hits you) let’s hope, for your sake, you’re wearing the matching color jersey

  2. By Mallika Mandal on

    Rajib ,what has happened today is really funny and also memorable .After wishing you I was really confused about you anniversary date . I could hardly remember that I wished you in your anniversary some months back.But now my confusion is gone ,God bless you and your lovely family with full of happiness and prosperity and of course good health and success in your life.

  3. By Ajanta Dasgupta on

    Hahaha !! I wished neither here nor there, you know what I mean, was just waiting for you to come and burst the balloon. Thoroughly enjoyed it .

  4. By Biplob Bose on

    Yup I accept we got carried away in the flow. But later smelled a rat – of course couldn’t stop the arrow but at least checked myself from repeating the wish when we spoke some 14/15 hrs back.


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