I finish preparing lunch and hurry to set the table. Apart from my ‘professional’ work I knew I had the job of convincing.
When I had opened the fridge to see what I could cook that day, i had found only bitter gourd. Looking out I saw a blazing sun. Not wanting to go out to buy vegetables, I made a curry of bitter-gourd.
My sister-in law (sil) came down to eat, saw what was cooked and made a face. But I was ready.
Me: ‘Don’t make a face eat it’
Me- ‘I read that Kareena drinks a glass of bitter-gourd juice everyday. And that is the secret of her glowing skin’
So saying I leave the place.
Son is busy watching some cartoon. I ask him to have lunch.
He-‘What have you made today’ and then when I tell him, he makes a face too.
Me-‘Popeye likes it’
He-‘Popeye likes spinach’
Me-(hurriedly thinks of alternates)- ‘Sorry Spiderman eats it, thats how he can spin huge webs’
He-‘Who said so?’
Me: ‘read it somewhere’
He : “where did you read?’
Me: ( in a loud voice):’Now are you interrogating me? Am I supposed to answer you?
Hubby comes and sits for the meal a bit late. And sees that there is only a bit left of the bitter-gourd curry. Now being a fan of bitter-gourd, he is disappointed.
Hubby: Only this much?
Me: Yes everyone liked it so much, eat it, it has come out well today.