Updated: Oct 26, 2022, 20:29 IST
Mother sprang a surprise at the dinner table. “During the coming vacation, Bula has invited me to take a 10-day holiday trip to her dad’s home in Delhi.” Bula was her close friend and colleague in the school where she taught. She added, “With our cook and maid, I believe you can survive without me.”
Father, who was the world’s most dependent husband and for whom this had to be a bitter pill, must have been alerted earlier, for he decided to make a joke of it. He commented, “You certainly deserve a holiday from your children.” “And from your husband,” I thought, but did not say it.