How are you folks celebrating IWD? Asked my husband, the meticulous planner that he was.
What do you mean by ‘you folks’? I said.
Certainly I mean your friends and all their spouses, he said.
Well, don’t you include yourself when you wish to know my plans, I said annoyed.
It’s not that I don’t wish to, but…..
Why do you hesitate to say what is in your mind, I said quite irritated.
First tell me what you people intend to do? he asked again.
We all ladies have planned to spend the day out and I am not going to tell you where and with whom, I stated.
‘What do you mean by that silly announcement of yours giving me only half the information’, he bellowed and I could see that he was really upset.
Do I have to tell you everything ? You don’t expect me to reveal our secret plans for IWD, Do you? I shot back.
But as far as I know you and your friends are not capable of even thinking independently, leave alone venturing all by yourselves, he guffawed.
You seem to underestimate us. I am sure you will be surprised when you know what we have planned, not that I will be breathing a word until we all return home at the end of the day, I said in order to provoke him.
I can easily guess, he said laughing.
By the way, wouldn’t you like to know what I am planning to do tomorrow? He asked still laughing.
Not interested, I said indifferently.
Are you sure none of the spouses figure in your plans? He repeated.
None, I stressed.
Thank you for making it easier for me to celebrate IWD the way I would like to, he said all smiles.
n.meera raghavendra rao