Though it happens almost Everyday
I like my tea brewed in a teapot, milk added separately as per my need.
He likes it brewed for 5 minutes with ginger.
I want biscuits.
He wants rusks.
I want to read the Times of India he too wants to read the TOI first.
He wins! I wait and sulk.
I have muesli and milk.
He wants sattu with milk for breakfast.
I want papaya.
He wants milk shake.
I want to stay at home, read or write or just be a house maker.
He insists I go with him to the farm and stay the day there, to me not a very inviting idea in this heat!
He wins. I sulk. We go to the farm.
I kill time at the farm; enjoy the solitude and fresh air.
He goes around having a look. Plans, instructs the staff.
I come back with a load of fresh veggies and a layer of dust and sun tan.
He comes back happy and satisfied.
I need a shower pronto.
He wants a cup of tea and my company pronto. I have the shower first. He sulks.
Post shower, I need my room, dark and cold and now a cup of tea.
He switches on all the lights in the room.
I like soft lights.
He likes them bright
All lights on. I sulk.
I have dal and rice
He has mutton and roti
I enjoy my siesta in the afternoon.
He works in the garage. I don’t sulk.
I go to a bookshop in the evening.
He goes for a drive in his vintage car.
I want to have dinner at a restaurant.
He wants to have ghar ka khana.
We have ghar ka khana. I sulk.
I have all the aloos from the aloo-gobhi vegetable.
He has all the gobhi. We don’t sulk.
I want to work on the PC
He takes the PC, offers me the laptop. I sulk.
He wants scotch and my company.
I have a headache. I sleep. He sulks.
I put new curtains, floral.
He likes abstracts. He sulks.
I get our room painted light pink
He wants it beige. He sulks.
I have cream tiles for the bath and cream basin and pot.
He wants white. He sulks.
I want a tiled shed for the cars.
He has a tin shed put up. I sulk.
I want to put a Grandfather clock in the living room.
He wants to have a billiards table.
We haven’t decided. We h
aven’t bought either.
We haven’t found either. We don’t have the money to buy even if we found the two.