Decent Proposal

Call me after some time, I’m in a meeting pa

Oh ok, but...

(donk)

What happened, did you tell her?

No Paru, your daughter is so busy that she doesn’t even have time to hear his old father’s one word…

Yah, she was telling me that there is some client visits & related meetings today, may be because…

So what Paru, I am hearing her nonsense since her birth, now I’m old and she doesn’t want to hear me for a second...

Oh ho… why are you exaggerating this small issue, she will call you back when she is free…

This is the fourth time I’m calling her since morning, do you know that…

Now why are you in such a hurry…?

Paru, they have sent the photo and already called me twice to check if we have seen the photo or not, what will I tell her?

Tell them that our daughter is busy and ask for some time to reply them back; we can’t hurry in these matters…

Paru, remember we have a daughter, not a son… we can’t be so stubborn…

Things have changed, now girls are in demand, now girls father side demand things, it’s no longer your generation, where you & your mother made my father to suffer like anything till his last breath..

What? What? What did you say…?

Nothing, I told you to come and have lunch…

(papa ringing)

Appa, you have called me 10 times since morning, I told you I am little busy, can’t we discuss this today evening at home?

My dear, please just 5 mins, see his profile and let me know if you like him or not…

You want me to open & browse matrimonial sites in front of my clients…

I have to update Venkat’s mother, she would be calling me in some time now... so?

Who is venkat?

You forgot? I told you yesterday night about this new boy that we have seen for you for marriage.

Oh yeah.. so..

I also told you that they would be updating his son’s photo on the profile and requested you to check and tell me if you like him or not..

Ssh..ok… give the profile no. once again, I would check and tell you.

I gave you in a slip today morning…

Missed it, are you giving again or not?

Oh ok, your father is very old now, don’t rush,.. the no. is M 5544321

OK, hang on a sec, I would tell you right now…

……

It says, profile doesn’t exist…

What no. you put..?

M5544312

Oh no, it’s M544321…

Oh papa, leave it, I’m not going to check…

Eh please charu… can’t you do this much for your old father…

Emotional blackmail pa… wait… it’s opening...

Ok ma…

I like him, you can proceed…

Oh.. so..

(donk)

Your daughter, I’m telling you..

If she comes first in school, she is your daughter, if she gets a promotion in office, she is your daughter, if she sings well, she is your daughter, if she irritates you, she suddenly becomes my daughter…

Even after 40 years of marriage, I can’t argue with you…

Leave that, what your daughter is saying..

She asked us to proceed?

What? Just now you gave her the profile no, and immediately she agreed?

That’s what? I am perplexed… I don’t know if she even opened it or not… I don’t know if she said it in haste…

(Night at home)

Charu, how was the client meeting today?

Hmm… it went well…

Oh, why they have come to your branch? For audit?

Papa, what do you want? Tell me…

Regarding that profile, did you see it…?

I gave you my answer in the morning... right…

But you hardly took seconds to see it and you immediately said yes… so…

So what? Are you worried about my decision or the time I took for my decision?

Ok, you sleep…

Papa…

….

Papa… sit papa… what you want to know tell me?

No, nothing, you sleep…

Papa, sorry papa… my Chella papa… tell me… angry with me?

Can you spend atleast 10 minutes with me as my daughter Sarada and not as an MNC manager?

Ahhh..haa..ahhhh

Eh, why are you crying?

You only asked me to behave like your daughter na.. so that’s why ..

No, no.. my daughter is not a “cry baby cry” child… she is bold…

Hehe.. nice papa… tell me, what you want to know from me ?

Did you really like him? Is he looking good?

Who, Venkat?

Yes Venkat?

Did you see his profile?

Yes I saw today evening with the help of your uncle…

So what do you think?

Horoscope is matching..decent job… looks OK…

So, what’s the problem in my 'Yes' to you then...

But charu… don’t you think he is little over aged for you... he is 31…

So 31 can’t marry…

Yes, I mean No… what I mean is, Are we going fast? Can we wait for some other good
profile...

We only have 5 years of difference, it’s isn’t a big deal….

I am afraid charu, we should not make decision in haste... that’s why…

So you think I said yes in a matter of second, without really thinking seriously…

Hmm… in a way, yes…

Papa, I am telling you again, you can go ahead with this proposal…

And what’s the reason for your YES, his looks?

No

His job?

No

His handsome salary?

Of course not papa?

Then?

His age?

Age-ah? I am worried only because of his age, and you say you accept him because of his age? I didn’t get you...

Papa, it’s a logical thinking... I may be wrong, but I would prove it to be right anyway in future…hahah

Amma, I requested you to talk like my daughter…

Papa… papa… my dear papa… tell me, at his age of 31, do you agree with me that he would have seen number of profiles like me before..

Yes obviously, they should have seen many…

So when they are sending their profile to us, it only means that all their earlier searches have gone into dustbin…

…so…

So they are still looking…

Yes, obviously...

Papa, you think from his angle, what’s his name... ah venkat… he is in an age, where definitely his friends and surroundings would keep on pestering him to marry soon either in the form of advise, or by leg pulling or joke, or whatever…

Ok… so

So by this time he would also be in a dire state to get married soon…

So it means what for u?

Don’t take me wrong; tell me what if you find an Apple juice in a room full of all other possible rich variety fruit juices…

I might try if I have other options…

What would you do if you find a glass of water, in a desert where you don’t have any possibility of water anywhere else...

I grab it immediately… and feel grateful for the same…

So papa, I am that glass of water for him at this age… if you look for a 28 year old boy, I might be just like that apple juice for him.. though he might taste me, he would still might regret what if I could have taken the other juicy fruit milk shake…

So you mean to say, he would be more grateful for you and be ever good husband to you than anybody else…

Exactly… obviously I feel, he would in the top of the world to know that I like him… he should also feel grateful…

Can’t you be wrong?

As I said, I can be wrong, but I am sure I would make my thinking right papa… for some reason, he couldn’t get married so far, but that waiting itself would make him more loyal and faithful to the girl he is going to get married at last…

I too agree, by this time, all default expectation of men that they want top of the world beauty women as their wife would have died and he would already be in a sort of compromise because of the same old age factor..

Hehe, yes papa… anyway we are also not compromising, he might not look like Tom Cruise, but still he is my Madhavan… hehe… so go ahead and get me married to him ASAP, got it sir..

Yes boss, got it…

haha...my sweet papa... i love you so much...

4 comments:

KRI said...

Hi DT
after a long time its gud to see a story added :)
nice to read
:)

Aboorva said...

Back in to action, good

Sonny said...

Excellent

Princess said...

nice logic :D good one