You know I met someone who deflated my ego, I confessed to my husband.
Aye, that’s the best news I have heard early in the morning, he guffawed.
There is nothing to be so overjoyed about, I lamented.
O.K. tell me WHO is this person,man or woman, he said.
Man of course and he wanted to know what I do for a living.
Where and when did you meet this inquisitive guy ? he said.
Yesterday during my walk in the park and he came to me and said I looked familiar but he was not able to place me, I told him.
Better be careful, that’s how strangers try to make an introduction and you should be beware of them, he warned.
I said I was a writer.
What else, the man had asked.
I said I am the wife of a Professor.
He said so what again and wanted to know what else I did for a living.
I told him I am also a home maker and his response was not any different from his earlier one.
Just to see his reaction I said I had joined a political party recently .
You know suddenly he appeared interested and wanted to know which one.
I thought for a while and mentioned its name.
Oh, he mumbled, all his excitement disappearing.
Now why don’t you tell me what are you doing for a living? I said looking straight at him.
Well, you are the second person to become a member of the party you mentioned. I am now thinking of quitting the party and joining another one which looks more promising in terms of monetary benefit . ‘Incidentally I am a writer too ‘ he said and walked away.