Someone smiled at me and I mechanically returned her smile, said my husband as we were having dinner at a hotel we patronized.
Don’t you know who she was? I said feeling quite sure he didn’t recognize her.
Well, she did look familiar but I didn’t want to make any faux pas this time, he confessed.
I can understand, still remember how embarrassed you appeared the last time when you addressed the lady by the wrong name, I said laughing.
You also make these mistakes sometimes, infact more often than I do, he accused .
O.K.agreed but now tell me how did this lady who smiled at you look like? I asked.
Very beautiful and sophisticated, he said full of admiration .
What a pity, I seemed to have missed seeing her, probably I was too engrossed in relishing the stuff, I said full of regret.
Aye, now I remember who she is, screamed my husband oblivious to the fact we were in a public place.
Who is she? I said nudging him.
She is our neighbour who has recently moved in, he said so loudly that it left me embarrassed when I found everyone around suddenly turning towards us!
n.meera raghavendra rao