So Yashodhara Lal is hosting a contest on her blog Y On Earth Not. It is a fun contest and the best part is that winners of this contest not only get to win copies of the book but 10 Delhi Based Bloggers will get an opportunity to meet Yashodhara and Harper Collins' chief editor V.Karthika. You can read more details here.
The prizes are enough to prompt one to participate. Winners not only get to win a copy of her book but 10 Delhi based bloggers will get an opportunity to meet Yash and V Karthika (chief editor of Harper Collins) and yeah, they would also be treated to a luxurious, free lunch at new MAMAGOTO! Now, who says there is no free lunch?!
As per the contest entry rules, one has to write about a funny incident in his/her newly married life.
I do not remember any funny incident from my newly married days, we had become such a big bore! :D, but yeah I do know of some really funny incident that happened during our courtship period.
The Sugary-Salty Tea!
Okay, the title has given you a hint already but wait, there is a twist around. A day before my small, formal engagement, Mr. Thinker had come to my home. Given the serious and sincere person he is, I decided to do a little trick with him.
He reached in the night at around 9 pm and it was the month of March so we thought let us give him a cup of tea/coffee first. I knew then that Mr. Thinker didnt drink tea/coffee but I still kept my mouth shut as I wanted him to taste the tea and gulp down something that he didnt like. Oh yes, I can be a monster at times.
So he arrived and my mommy said 'aaj enke liye chai Surabhi banayegi'. He uttered 'no aunty.. I dont take tea' and then he looked at my made-up sad face and he said 'okay, only if Surabhi makes'. I bravely rushed to the kitchen and made three cups of tea in two pans. Obviously because his tea was supposed to be salty! I did as I planned and gave him, my mum and dad a cup each.
Standing in a corner, I was waiting for his twisted, flexed facial muscles but nothing like that happened. He was smiling. The super intelligent me thought aha.. this smile says how salty the tea is. I stood in the corner behind the curtain, making faces at him and trying to tell him that look I am the boss and you got to be submissive like this for ever when it comes to me!
Suddenly then my younger sister appeared and patted me on the back. She said 'so, is he enjoying his cuppa tea?'.. I giggled and said 'haan haan.. just look at his smile and the way he is enjoying the tea'. She went into the room and asked 'hoz the tea that didi made? She has never made tea before' and he, in conjunction with my mum said, 'very nice. I didnt know you could make tea so well!'
I knew EXACTLY what he meant and I called my sister and confided in her 'see what an obedient hubby he would be.. he is happily drinking the salty tea'. She then looked at me and said, 'not he but him!' and she directed me towards papa who was wearing a very angry look on his face. I had completely ignored him all this while and now when I looked at him he was so furious at me.
Thats when my sister told me that she knew what I was upto and when I went to the fridge to fetch some snacks for them, she had exchanged the cups and the salty cup went to papa.
Her revelation made me realize what a big fool I was to make stupid faces at my hubby and trying to convey my authority over him when he did not even have a clue about it! I didnt dare to narrate this story to him then as I didnt want to become a laughing stock at his hands but even today I and my family and now even he, burst into laughter at just the mention of something like salty tea!
This incident has brought back some wonderful memories of our time together and thus I am posting here a very rare picture that I have not shown to anyone so far and now sharing it with ya all.
This is the picture we took on the day when I first met Sanjay, my Mr. Thinker. Did I ever tell you that I said yes to him without meeting him and without even having seen any of his picture? Yes! I had not seen even a picture of his. He had not met me too but then he had a look at many of my photos on Orkut, a social networking site. So, the day I was going to meet him in Mussoorie, I kept praying to God that I wish I like his looks! And my wish was happily granted.
And now the winners. Subhorup and Charu Mahajan, both of you have won yourself a copy of the book 'Just Married, Please Excuse' by Yashodhara Lal. Please email me with your contact details and full postal address.