What are your resolutions for our New Year, “Ugadi”? my husband wanted to know.
Never thought of them, I said.
Nothing new, even if you make them, you drop them like a pile of cards even before you try to abide by them, remarked he.
O.K. why don’t you tell me yours, I said.
There are quite a few, that is if you are prepared to know what they are, he said.
Yes, of course, go on, I would love to hear them, I said, getting interested.
Resolution No. 1. I wish to reverse positions. Hereafter I will choose the menu for the day.
Resolution No. 2. I shall decide the month’s budget, no deficit budgeting in future.
Resolution No. 3. Cutting down on our eating out.
Resolution No. 4. Entertaining guests chosen only by me(read cocktail crowd).
Resolution No. 5. I shall select my wardrobe and yours as well.
Aye, all your resolutions seem to be biased and one-sided, I said, interrupting him. My opinion doesn’t seem to matter at all in your scheme of things. Do you want me to be a doormat? I said, quite annoyed at his list.
Not exactly, he parried.
O.K. Now let me tell you my resolution. I have made just one, a simple one, you see, I said stressing on one.
Thank God, he said sounding relieved.
My resolution for “Ugadi ” is “Status quo ante” and I am very serious to abide by my resolution this time, I said without batting an eyelid.
Hubby was nonplussed.