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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Weight watchers ..

I am walking from the living room to the kitchen to get a glass of water..

My mother-in-law is holding the baby.. she asks me with a serious face..

"Naan gundu potturukkena, Sundar ?".. literal translation "have I put weight, sundar?".

Considering I was half asleep and also considering my brain is slow to catch on to what is going on, I am stumped..

From a young age I have been trained (along the lines of Pavlov's dogs) to instantly, without any hesitation say "no" to any question which has the word "me" and "weight" in the same sentence uttered by any woman, even before they complete the sentence..

I was about to nod my head vigourously and say "NO" when I spotted the pressure cooker on the stove.. Then it hit me!! She wanted to know if she had remembered to put the weight for the pressure cooker !! I smiled and said "yeah".. she didnt know why I smiled.. but I guess she will tomorrow when she reads this blog !

13 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 6:03 AM, Blogger Anand Prabhu wrote...

hahah.....that was a very good one! :))

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:31 AM, Blogger Nyneishia wrote...

Lol.. :)) ok.. i dont know which is more scarier to answer.. weight poturkena question being asked by the 'wife' or by the 'mother-in-law'.

:)) Its easier for us women to say , man you have put on weight than to accept the sentence "woman you have put on weight".. becos there are multiple and confusing interpretations as to how much weight is good weight.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 4:49 PM, Blogger Adaengappa !! wrote...

Too funny ! Life's like that :-)

Unga MIL edha padichuttu enna sonnargal ?

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 6:06 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

my mil had a good laugh...

:)

is there something as good weight vs bad weight ?

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:00 PM, Blogger visithra wrote...

hehehehe the things that scare men ;p

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:26 PM, Blogger WA wrote...

Too funny :))

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 1:27 AM, Blogger Jagan wrote...

he he ..but what if she was really asking about her weight and not about the cooker ?

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:08 AM, Blogger carkar wrote...

That is a nice one. Sometimes it may even turn out to be a trick question :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:58 AM, Anonymous S... wrote...

This is hilarious! Cost me a couple of calls to India but it was worth it!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:18 AM, Blogger mitr_bayarea wrote...

Sundar-

Very hillarious, hope your mil didn't mistake this :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 12:01 PM, Blogger tt_giant wrote...

LOL! Romba yosishteenga!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:46 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

visithra, bayam ille, mariyaadhai !!

jagan, even while half asleep i figured out that the mil wont ask me trick questions like that.. my wife - yes.. my mil - no..

carcar, mitr, s.. and ttg,

life is like that !!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 4:54 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu wrote...

LOL :)

Also - mamiyar..!! So watch out.!!

 

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