Thursday, September 10, 2009

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WHEN YOU ARE ANSWERING THE PHONE?

I am in college, supervising an M.Com exam. The head-bent students are writing feverishly. In the pin-drop silence, a cellphone rings. Mine. Flushing with embarrassment, I pick it up.
Hello?” (in a distressed whisper)
HAA –LLO? MAA-A-A?” (high-pitch, full blast, sing song)
It’s the Copy-kitten, my younger daughter, calling to give me the momentous news that she has returned home from school. As I try to cut her off mid-flow because an examinee wants a supplementary sheet, she asks me:
Bolo toh aami ki korchhi (can you tell me what am I doing)?”
What are you doing, sweetheart?” (with gritted teeth, in a hissed-out whisper, and barely concealed impatience).
Tomakey phone korchhi, sillybilly (I am calling you, sillybilly).”


You just can’t win with kids.

28 comments:

Meira said...

oh hahaha! I usually call husband after reaching office and instead of saying 'reached' blurt out 'called' 80

Mystic Margarita said...

Lol! That Copy Kitten is one smart kitty! :D

Nu said...

Cute moments to cherish life long :)

Kavi said...

Silly billy ! Now try beating that !!!

ROTFL !!

Some M.Com exam. It must have been !

:)

Aparna said...

That was cute!
She at least let you know she reached home safe, sparing you from some unnecessary worry!

Ugich Konitari said...

Sillibilly needs to enjoy this while it lasts. There will soon be a time when roles will be reversed. You worrying and questioning loudly in panic mode, and the little one, whispering in reply....

nsiyer said...

So cute. That's why child is the father of man.

Sumandebray said...

This Innocence is brilliant I hope it will stay...

P said...

adorable! children are incorrigible! :) :)

Pradip Biswas said...

I am relieved that your strike at college ended. Sohini just wanted to be in touch with you as she returned to school. Nice post.

Nona said...

:) You should put in cellphone in the silent mode!

sujata said...

hahahhahha sillybilly!! loved that. kids make our days!!

Swaram said...

Ha ha ha! She is smart :)

Jyothi said...

Very Cute. I used to put the cell phone in silent mode. I would check my phone at the approximate time of the kids arrival at home from school. I used to find at least 5 missed calls from them... ;)...You CAN never win.. :)

ki said...

Hahahha :D

It's a compliment to you that she's so smart :D

Suchismita said...

Kids bring us to earth very effectively. Teacher, CEO, whatever ..to them you are 'just' a parent and a sillybilly!!

manju said...

Smart kitten you've got! You'll remember wonderful moments like these, even many years later.:)

Lazyani said...

The little one made my day:)))))))

We spent the morning visualising your reaction and laughing over it.

indianhomemaker said...

Very cute :)

sukku said...

so sweet...

Vivek Patwardhan said...

To keep the child in me alive I am going to do this to my wife one day! ;)

Good idea!!

Vivek

numerounity said...

It is like my niece whom i ask ki "beta aap kya kar raha hai" and pat she replies ki "aapse phone pe baat kar raha hao aur kya".

Cute but still invincible.

Babli said...

Very nice and sweet post. I liked it very much.

Tomz said...

ha ha cute

writerzblock said...

Sho shweeet! Nice post. Hopped over from Ugich's blog and enjoyed reading yours :-)

Pesto Sauce said...

Good you remained calm...this would have blown the fuse of many

Sucharita Sarkar said...

HI@ALL,

SO SORRY BUT I HAVE BEEN ABOSOLUTELY INUNDATED WITH WORK AND SO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO VISIT ALL YOUR BLOGS. BUT WILL DO IT ASAP. THANKS FOR VISITING.

ஷ‌ஃபிக்ஸ்/Suffix said...

Ha ha...sweet kids!!