A penny for your thoughts, I said noticing my husband deep in thought while we were having dinner.
I was only thinking of the scene at the restaurant last evening, he replied.
What scene are you referring to? I said
The scene at the nearby table that drew my attention, he said.
You mean that beautiful lady who was sitting at our next table? I prompted.
No. damn it, not that over made up lady who had a manly voice, he snapped for no reason.
Then why don’t you say what’s occupying your thoughts?
The young man and woman who were sitting at the table opposite ours, he said.
What’s so unusual about them, in fact there were quite a few youngsters at the restaurant, I said.
No, but these were different and their behavior too was unusual, he said stressing on the last word.
In what way, I asked.
For one thing, even as they were eating the dosa in the same plate, they were arguing heatedly, he said.
Probably, they are newly married, I said.
I too thought they are till I found the man leaving suddenly in a huff and getting into his car and drive away, he said.
Normally they say women are more observant, how is it that you didn’t notice what was happening not far away from you unless you have been engrossed in thinking of something else? He teased.
Perhaps it is because I was more engrossed in what I was eating and relishing it too. I was just imagining from what you said if the woman had walked away in a huff leaving the man who was probably her fiancé, what would be your reaction, I said.
Certainly, a win and lose situation, he stated.
Who would win and who would lose? I asked.
The man ofcourse would be the winner and the woman the loser.
Why do you think so? I asked not able to read his mind.
Which man would like to marry a woman who makes a visual display of her temper at a public place? He quipped.
Women, are you listening?
n.meera raghavendra rao