I had to don my complaints box around my neck once again after a lapse of an year when complaints started pouring in and I realized the box was overflowing in no time like the garbage bins in Chennai.The only difference perhaps was complaints made this time were of diverse nature, similar to la carte comprising dishes from all over the world.
When I sat to sort them out, I found most complaints related to kittens and pups which the neighbours said were invading their space and they wanted their owners to keep a check on them or look for another destination in order to relocate them. Next category were complaints about littering our surroundings for which they sought an urgent solution. Third related to domestic staff which spent more time in gossip than in the work they were engaged for. Lastly were complaints about two families in the neighbourhood who were very snobbish which amused me no end.
Even as I was racking my brains as to finding a solution to the invasion of kittens, I found two small skinny brown ones sneaking into my sit out. When I tried to shoo them away, they looked entreatingly at me. I noticed they had beautiful black eyes which were propping out from their tiny face. Knowing the consequences of yielding to their pleas,I shouted at the top of my voice in a language they would understand but was shocked to see they made no attempt to budge. I decided to change my strategy and admonished in the language I was more comfortable in and lo and behold, the effect was immediate!
n.meera raghavendra rao