How shall we celebrate ‘Friendship week’? I asked my husband.
Do we really have to ? was his counter question as was usual with him.
Why not? Don’t you think it’s a good opportunity to let our friends know how much we really care for their friendship, I said.
O.K. Have your way, he conceded though a little reluctantly.
Ah, that’s the spirit and I appreciate you for it. You really made my job easy as I was wondering with whom I should begin my list, I said.
I shall reel out the names of all my friends and just tell me if I leave out any names at the end of it, I said.
Don’t you think you will be hurting the sentiments of many of your friends if you follow a sequential order, suggested my husband.
Oh, yes, I didn’t think about it, the scatterbrained that I am. Shall I follow an alphabetical order? I said.
No, that will also be a give away, he stated.
Then what shall I do ? I said feeling at a loss.
Why don’t you allow me to form the list, the way I wish to go about it, he offered.
O.K. please go ahead, I said quite relieved. But are you sure you know who all my friends are, I asked as an after thought.
Ofcourse, I do, he asserted.
Listen carefully without interrupting, he warned and I felt like a school girl in front of a strict teacher, only the cane was missing.
Ms. Beauty Queen, Ms. Chatterbox, Ms. Snob, Ms. Envy, Ms. Gossip, Ms. Patience, Ms. Grouse, Ms. Hurry—-
Aye stop, I screamed. What a sordid way to describe my friends placing them in slots far from complimentary. By the way how would you describe the person on top of the list? I asked.
Perfect Gentleman, he said tongue in cheek!
n.meera raghavendra rao