Skype disconnected!

I got up late.

There was no hot water.

It was raining crazy.

The driver was late.

Ants had invaded tea bags and coffee bottle.

Milk had expired.

There were no eggs.

I had to be in the office by 9 for a presentation.

It was a morning when nothing was going right. Somehow got ready and reached the office by 9.

The presentation went smoothly. The subsequent meetings also went very well.

Returned home- it was the same story again. This time the ants had invaded the food that the house help had cooked and left it on the stove.

Why did she not keep it in the refrigerator?  Did I tell her to do so?

Anyhow I had to be on a conference call which went very well.

I ordered my favourite Thai food.

Enjoying the food-a friend on Skype spoiled my dinner too.

I told her about my crazy day.

My friend is one of those whom I am very fond of but at times she hurts.  I feel like putting an end to my friendship.

She listened to the account of my day and replied serves you right.
What? I said

She did not reply – just asked. Why did your presentation go so well when you were so stressed out?

I replied- because I had prepared so hard for it- I was focused on its success.

And the same goes for your meetings I believe –she replied tauntingly.

I unwillingly said YES.

She replied – you obviously do like your work and you obviously do not like to iron clothes or make food or doing anything in the house.

I said something which I do not remember.

Her matter of fact reply though was there is not much of a difference between you and politicians.

Politicians love the authority – thus use it happily. They do not like running the country – thus do it half- heartedly making a mess of it just like you running your house.

Whatever excites you – you excel in it!

Whatever agitates you- you fail it!

I have had enough for a day.  So disconnected the Skype!

Love you Ma!

Love you Ma- do not like the food – can I have French Fries please?

Love you Ma- I am fainting – can we have lunch at KFC?

Love you Ma – you are the best the most beautiful – can I please have an Ice Cream Ma?

Love you Ma- I cannot understand algebra – you are the most intelligent person in the world – can you help me please?

Love you Ma – you are the world’s best mother – you never get angry – Ma broke the vase in the living room!

Love you Ma more than anyone else in the world – can I please borrow your red earrings for the dinner today?

Love you Ma- you should have been a designer – can you take care of my summer clothes please?

Love you Ma- the dress was a super hit! How do you do it?  Can you do another one?

Love you Ma- where is my mobile?

Love you Ma- I am getting late – cannot get my hair done – can you help me?

Love you Ma- your smile light up my life – I will be late at work- cannot go with you to the doctor but you do not need me.

Love you Ma – for this birthday can I have an I Pad please?

Love you Ma – but when will you learn how to Skype – I have a lot of work to do – cannot be helping you with it forever!

Love you Ma – had it not been for this conference paper – would have gone out shopping with you! But you do not need me you are the expert.

Ma: over the years my expression of love has changed but my demands have not. I love you for fussing around me. I love you for worrying about me.

Life is so busy. I hardly get time to even say I love you. You understand Ma- I need to make a name for myself. You taught me to conquer the world I am doing it. I am sure you understand.

Yes dear I do understand just like I understood your tantrums during the exams – your silence during major projects – your unsaid desires-the apprehension in your eyes whenever something is disturbing you.

I have always understood and always will – only at times wish you can understand my desire for you to be there for me some of the time as I am there for you all the time!

Love you Beta!

Am I right?

Do not know why, but the man at the Pizza Place was angry. In anger did not want to eat anything. Was bent upon forcing his family not to eat too but they were eating except his better half who in the end also gave in to her appetite.

Was the better half right in eating?

The woman at the resort did not want to pay a tourist rate and was blowing hot and only hot. The manager who had applaud worthy guts was holding fire. She eventually got a 10% discount but did not seem happy with it. Whenever I saw her she was finding excuses to get angry.

She spoiled her holiday?

At the airport the family had massive excess baggage. They were not happy paying money and had thrown a tantrum.

Were they right in doing so?

I do not think but I know I am wrong.

You must get angry if someone by mistake spills coffee on you. You must get angry if the traffic warden stops you. You must argue if a motorcyclist scratches your car. You must be harsh if house help breaks a plate or glass. You must be angry if the teacher punishes your child for disrupting the entire class.

Yes you should get very angry-lose your nerves-lose your senses-lose your voice because you need to show your superiority. What if the victim of your wrath is right – does not matter-you are always right!

How come the traffic warden stop you- you did break the traffic law-but how dare the down trodden warden reprimand you-the master of the Earth.

So you get angry with the warden. The poor soul may or may not give in but your sense of superiority will remain intact.

You will spend your day in tranquillity. You have humiliated someone. You will have a blissful sleep. Your energies will drive you to new heights. Your cheerfulness will be infectious.

Unfortunately when I get angry I do not feel elated. I regret shouting. I could have got my point across by remaining calm and composed but I had no point. I had to shout because I was wrong but did not want to confess.

But I am an ordinary person who is not right at times. People who get angry and have no remorse are exceptional people who are always right-world is full of them.

So they must be right. I at times however think I am right! What do you say?