I think this was the best convention put up by the organizers. It came as a breath of fresh air after a long time, I said returning from the whole day programme held at one of the five star hotels.
You look quite pleased and happy. What is it that has impressed you so much, asked my husband who appeared surprised at the compliment I was paying the organizers.
Certainly it was different from the conventions I attended the past few years, I reiterated mulling over some of the speeches made by women achievers.
What were the “bring home points” that are worth putting into practice, he said.
It sounds like a “carry home pay” I laughed.
Bring home or carry home, does it make a difference as long as they are worthy of practicing, he said.
O.K. for instance, I found one of the speaker’s approach to the theme was very innovative and practical, I said.
Does it mean the approach of others was not? He countered.
Well, I didn’t mean that! They were good in their own way, from their own point of view, I suppose, I said in their defence.
Why don’t you come to the point and tell me more about the content in short? He asked impatiently.
You mean the content in general or only that which can be practiced? I said.
What ever could be practiced, ofcourse. He stressed the last word.
O.K. Speaking about women’s strengths she said they were good at multitasking, their intuitive skills were sharp, and more than anything, they were patient listeners, I said trying to recollect the speaker’s words.
Very good assessment indeed of their own sex. But don’t you think men could make a more objective assessment of their opposite sex? Observed my husband nonchalantly.
And vice versa? I shot back.
Well, not exactly. Perhaps she is “right” and also “practical.” I agree that the convention has come as a breath of fresh air which should permeate, he observed after a pause.
Thank God, for once we seem to agree on an important issue, I said feeling delighted at the change of his attitude towards women .
Now don’t you think you should practice all these from day one, he suggested.
Ofcourse, no doubt about it, I conceded.
Hereafter, you shall take charge of the wheel, my financial affairs as well, predict the sensex and more important of all, not only listen patiently to what I say but also “do” as I say, he stated looking straight into my face!
n.meera raghavendra rao