Saturday, June 22
Mothers , I say !
"Look at that girl smoking like a chimney outside our house," the mother exclaimed.
I went out to check out the chimney scenario and saw a girl gloriously smoking away. Was I surprised or what? I 've seen women smoking in pubs and even at work places in Chennai. But never one in a residential area in broad daylight. I don't advocate smoking , but was thrilled to find that women finally have decided to climb out of the closet and smoke openly.Yeah, I cheered for her for all the wrong reasons ;)
I wondered if my mother was upset that the girl was smoking outside our house or that she was smoking in the first place.
For some strange reason I came back in and smiled at my mother.
"So you saw her? See how audacious girls are these days!"
"Ummm.." I made a non-committal sound. I couldn't obviously tell her how pleased I was at having spotted a youngish salwar sporting girl puffing her lungs away at 4 PM.
"If you are supporting her, does it mean you smoke too? "the mother shot back when I didn't respond with the mandatory cussing of the chimney in question.
What Can I say.. Mothers !
I am dreading the day my daughter will roll her eyes and say the same thing to me :)