On a rainy day that too a Sunday; a husband and a wife are sitting in a room idling away time. The wife is busy on the computer; the husband is …eyeing the computer.
Husband: what are you reading?
Wife: not of your interest
W: A blog
H: Why do you read someone’s rant and rave?
W: why do you read Economic times, BusinessLine, Moneycontrol?
H: Those are different, I get different viewpoints
W: Same with blogs.
Silence for some time
H: Where are the kids?
W: Gone to play carrom at the neighbors?
H: They could have played here only
W: can you tolerate six high spirited teenagers.
Silence for some more time
H: What’s for lunch?
W: I thought of making a one pot meal.
H: A One pot what?
W: A pulao
H: Why? I thought being a Sunday you would cook something elaborate
W: Why? I deserve a break too
H: but you always have a break. Aren’t you a housewife?
W: Does it mean that I am free the whole day, do you know how much work there is at home.
H: Alright make some soup, it’s a bit cool; make some nice soup.
W: don’t feel like making any
H: OK open up some instant soup sachet
W: none at home
H: UHH OK make some dessert, kheer or halwa, make something
W: Why don’t you just say that you cannot see me sitting? You are always pleased to see me slogging away.
Wife goes to the kitchen in exasperation
Husband waits for 5 minutes dances a chiggy wiggy and starts surfing the net.
Wife returns in 45 minutes
W: what’s the news?
H: market is down, an impact of the ‘Dubai’News.
W: No I wanted to know about the review of Paa.
H: Haven’t read
W;Have you finished your report?
H: No haven’t started
W: When will you start?
W: If I am not wrong you will start at 10pm and keep working till 2am and I won’t be able to sleep because of the lights.
H:I will start now.
W: And you have to remove the cobwebs, my hands don’t reach the ceiling.
H: Next week
W: that’s what you said the last week too.
H: Now, why don’t you say that you have to use the comp.
W: that’s right I haven’t even read the news.
At that moment the door opens and the kids rush in
Child 1;Oh Ok you are having a fight again
H:Oh no we were having an intelligent discussion
Child 2: Discussion as to who will read the news (and chuckles)
Child 1; Why can’t one of you surf the net and one watch TV ( and both rush into their room)
Husband and wife burst out laughing, how would kids understand how much fun they had irritating each other.