How was your Q and A training programme? Asked my husband soon after I returned from the whole day training programme conducted by one of the professional organizations in the city.
Wonderful, I said.
Has it been practical too? He queried.
Yes, I think so, I parried.
Tell me briefly the gems you have learnt which you are not already aware of. I thought your tribe is always good at asking questions, mostly incisive ones, he teased.
Yes, That’s true but you forget that we are not good at answering them with equal aplomb, I confessed.
That’s because it is always easy to ask questions of all kind and difficult to answer them and like charity it begins at home, he smirked.
Very true. You are the one who asks a lot of inconvenient questions and expect me to give candid answers, I said querulously.
Well, don’t you think you should have a taste of your own medicine atleast in a home situation ,however bitter it is? He smirked.
Now you understand why I was keen on attending this programme despite its high fee? I said.
O.K. I concede your point. Since you are already good at asking questions befitting your profession, here after I expect you to give relevant and truthful answers to me, he said.
But I’m afraid you will have to wait until I attend the second part of the programme ,which is on the following week. It will deal exclusively as to how one should Answer questions—good, bad and ugly, I informed.
I feel from what you say the programme is geared more to suit the requirements of politicians. I will not be surprised if the resource persons train you to excel in the art of evading answers as a prelude to you folks joining politics, he sneered.
n.meera raghavendra rao