Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A lot can happen over a coffee : Chapter 2

Diya phone kept ringing and ringing...

It was her mother and she kept calling incessantly. Diya mother clearly knows that just because Diya agreed to meet Karthik doesn’t mean she would meet him. So, she wanted to confirm about Diya’s whereabouts. But, Diya had a ground rule—never answer her mother's call in this kind of situation.

Diya was always kind to her parents but when it comes to marriage discussion, she apparently disconnects herself from her family and turns arrogant. On the other hand, Diya's mother had only one purpose in her life. She desperately wanted Diya to get married, but her mother had a tough time dealing with it.

"Was that your mom?" Karthik asked as he got down from the car.
“How did you know” Diya asked, surprised
“Why don’t you tell her that you are on the way to meet me” Karthik said with a smile. His understating about the situation in such a short span amazed Diya.
"Yeah, I am already at Coffee day ma" Diya said irritably as she answered the phone.
Diya was surprised on her decision of meeting Karthik.

"There is still enough time left to elope. Just go in and tell him that you are not interested in this marriage. Tell him that your mom was just concerned about your future and that’s why you decided to meet him" Her mind commanded. She wish Karthik would see the stupidity in her and say no to the marriage.

They walked through the coffee day, smiling at the waiter they came across. They ordered a coffee and sat in an open seat by the window. Little did they know at that point of time is that, in the next one hour, their life would change entirely. They were not afraid to expose their true selves to each other.

Diya kept bombarding with a flurry of questions for which Karthik answered truly and patiently. They discussed about the family, tough times, amazing stories, their dreams and what not?

The waiter arrived with the coffee and carefully placed it on their table.

"Karthik is charming, he smiled often, cared genuinely and was immensely likable. He is too good for any woman. Trust me, He is such a darling! If I am ready for marriage, I would have hugged, kissed and said yes to him. But Relationships, I tell you, they totally screw you up. They are good at the starting. but as when the days go on. It sucks" Diya thought.
“You don’t have anything to ask?", Diya asked finally.
“What is beauty according to you?” he asked while sipping at his coffee.
“Confidence and Character” she said confidently.

Karthik smiled and he was happy. The bill arrived, and he did not let her pay. He liked spending time with her and for the first time in his life, he felt like a breath of fresh air.

Karthik dropped her at her office. Before she could get down from the car, Diya said, “Thank you for the coffee and I need few more months to say my decision. Until then, lets remove all these bride, alliance pressure from our mind. Lets be good friends and open to each other.  And in case, if this relationship is not working out, no hard feelings okay?"
She continued, “I mean 99.99% let’s hope this relationship ends in a positive note. But if 0.01% doesn’t work out, let’s be good friends.” 
“Yeah yeah… Agreed” Karthik said and added, “Diya, What’s the dinner plan? Would you like to join me for dinner to-night?”
Diya agreed, smiling at Karthik.

Cooking is in progress… 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sundays Into SON-days! ShareTheLoad Movement | Folding Game

“Happy Mother’s day, Mom” I wished my mother with a hug and a gift. This is a very special day in every one of our life and also a chance to show how much we love our mother. I personally believe, we don’t need a mother day to express our love.
 My mother was extremely busy in preparing dosa as well as cooking curry. By the time dosa was getting ready she rushed to bathroom to take out the laundry and put them in washing machine. She quickly took over the cloths that were dried out and was getting ready to fold the clothes.
I was taken back. Is she a human being or a Robot? How could mom do all the task simultaneously? I always wonder how our mother completes all the task in extremely less time. Mother are always good at multi-tasking.
I can’t seriously multi task like my mother. Even with practice, I agree I can’t do it. It needs extra talent and only mothers are gifted with that special skills.
While I was thinking, my mother started to fold the clothes. I decided to fold the clothes and eliminate the task from her.
When I took over the clothes her immediate reply was, “My son, I can complete this task in one minute. If you pitch in you will take minimum 1 hour”
She might be right. But I wanted to take this as a challenge.
“Mom, I can complete the task in 30 seconds”
My mother burst out into laughter.
Without giving her another chance, I quickly took all the washed clothes and piled down on the mat so that I can easily fold one by one. Another reason for choosing mat is that I get enough space to keep them once I fold properly.
I started with T-shirts first and concentrated on the collar and then folded both the sleeves.
 I have attached the video of the task.

I agree, I might not be perfect in folding the clothes, but I am sure with practice and doing it every day,  I would be able to do it seamlessly and quickly with perfection.
Once all the T-shirts are done, I folded the pant. In 30 seconds I almost folded most of the clothes.

Still today, I always fold the loads of washed clothes only at night, since I was thinking folding clothes will take lot of time and kept postponing. But this task has made me to figured out that folding clothes takes only less time, if we really love the task we do.
If folding the clothes can be completed in 30 seconds, I can fold it every day.  This will not pile up the washed clothes.

Happy Mothers day

 ‘I pledge to #ShareTheLoad in household chores in association with Ariel and BlogAdda