Second marriage

“If only I could, If only I could…” Hubby’s words trailed away. 

“What if only you could, dear?” I asked, wondering at his wishful thinking.

He suddenly looked guilty. As no answer came, I prompted: “Are you thinking of winning a bumper prize in a lottery?”

“No”, he nodded, “something more exciting than that,” and thrust the latest issue of a woman’s magazine into my hands. “Just read that box item,” he said. ‘Will you marry your spouse again if given a chance? Write to us in 150 words. The best reply will win a prize, I read the item aloud…

“Oh, so this is what is bothering you! Why don’t you send in your reply?” I goaded. “Well, that is not the point. I have to give the proposition serious thought before dashing off a reply,” he said, looking worried. 

“Oh, come on, you make it sound as though you really have to marry your spouse again. Come to think of it, will you, or won’t you?” I asked expectantly.

“Well. well,” he hesitated.

“Well, what? Why don’t you say just a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’,” I taunted.

“Well, it is ‘Yes’ and ‘No,” he said after a long pause.

“What do you mean by that? How can you marry and not marry a spouse at the same time? You seem to be as indecisive as ever,” I scoffed at him.

“OK., What would you do?” Hubby asked in a serious tone. “My answer is also ‘Yes’ and ‘No’, ‘Yes’, when you do all the things I like and ‘No’ when you don’t let me do all the things I like,” I said emphasizing both the ‘I’s.

“Ah, now you’ve got it! That’s exactly what I meant when I said ‘Yes’ and ‘No’,” he said, trying to sound very original.

N Meera Raghavendra Rao


One thought on “Second marriage

  1. neela

    seriously, it is a good idea to wonder whether you would want to be friends with people who are your parents, parents in law, siblings and other relatives spouse included if they were not already related to you. wonder how many balloons will be pricked including your own..
    sab moh maya hai re 🙂

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