You know I met so and so this morning, I said as we were having dinner.
Which so and so is it? asked my husband.
Well, the one who loves to hear the speaker’s own voice, I said.
Well there are quite a few you know who do that, he said.
After a few more clues, he knew whom I meant.
Appearing to pitying me he said, ‘so, you had to lend your ear to hear this person’s monologue probably for the tenth time about how people would queue up at the Government department ten years ago.’
That’s right, I said.
Some people brag about how popular they were while in service, he observed.
Also when they have nothing worthwhile to talk about the present, he added.
But I am wondering why so many people were eager to meet this
person ?I said.
Simple, perhaps they wanted some favours which only people in power can grant them, he stated.
Then it is due to vested interest and not because the person happens to be popular ,don’t you think so? I said.
Yes, that’s a fact and I am glad you could see the point, he laughed.
Now ,I think you are ‘treading on a person’s sensitive toes’, he warned.
Well I have a correction to make. You should say ‘persons’ insensitive
toes’ because as you have rightly said there are quite a few such persons I know and this is just one instance, I clarified.
What if they happen to read your post? He asked.
Not to worry. I am quite sure they will not have the time to spare for such things. It reminds me of a journalism student from a leading college who interviewed me for their students’ magazine. While going through it I was shocked to see that she had misquoted me and when I told her to publish a correction in their next issue, she had said, ‘don’t worry maam, noone will read our magazine’!
n.meera raghavendra rao