Spouse Grouse

Travel sure takes the mickey out of me these days. Over the past ten days, the spouse and I have been traveling on work all over southern India. It has been exhausting to say the least! After a tiring day at Vijayawada, we were set to leave for Vishakapatnam.

Vijaywada has one of the busiest railway stations in India. Thousands of people milling around, trains arriving, trains departing, vendors yelling and us trying to find out which platform our train was arriving on. The porters told us that Falaknuma Express usually comes on platform 6. The train, scheduled to arrive at 21.40 and depart at 21.50 was nowhere in sight. Soon it was 22.00. The train had still not arrived and I was tired, sleepy and irritable.

The spouse however, evinced no such symptoms. In fact, he seemed to delight in the delay and was full of beans, chatting up other passengers waiting for the same train. In between, he even winked saucily at me and made comical faces. Being the congenital wet blanket that I am, I was not amused and glowered back at him. Sauntering to my side he asked: ' Kya hua?' My grunt...er...reply was interrupted by his phone. I hadn't even heard it ring.

"Yes? Speaking. Yes sir. Please tell me." He glanced over at me before speaking once again.

"What? No. I'm sorry. I'm already married. !!!!

That got my attention in a hurry. "WHAT!" I spluttered.

He was grinning broadly. "Gotcha"!!

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15 Responses to Spouse Grouse

  1. Harish says:

    lol! he got a great sense of humor..

  2. Hey good one...! BTW Vijaywada happens to be the biggest junction this side of the country.. Dont you remember our train journeys to and fro from calcutta? How can you feel grouchy there...

  3. Sandhya says:

    This is a nice one...he seems to be the jovial person in the family!!!

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  5. hehehe :-) I like his sense of humour !

  6. Mohan says:

    hahahaha... too good of a common sense mixed with humor! lucky you.

  7. sampavar says:

    hahahah. really really clever on part of the hubby. nice sense of humour. one of course assumes you too had a great laugh after that.

  8. Deepa says:

    Thanks everyone. Yes, he is indeed the funny guy in this duo :) And yes, I did lose the grouchiness momentarily.

  9. radha says:

    Lucky you! Life must be a breeze!

  10. A nice read. Your better half seems to have a great sense of humour. Not many occasions for you to get bored I guess :)

    btw... have you been to the Falaknuma Palace?

    ... and isn't Vijaywada station famous for its poori sabzi...??

  11. Deepa says:

    Roshmi: Haven't been to the Falaknuma Palace. Although it is on my list of things to do.

    Really? Vijayawada is famous for poori-sabzi? I thought it was Itarsi Jn that was famous for it. I should check that out next time I pass through Vijayawada. :)

  12. Rachna says:

    Your husband sounds so similar to mine. He is also fooling around and especially very good at stumping me. I also find myself getting into foul moods for trivial reasons according to him :).

  13. Lots of stuffs to check out @ the Falaknuma Palace... especially the diamonds and the dining table.

    Its glass stained windows throw a spectrum of colours into the rooms. Falaknuma literally means "Star of Heaven" in Urdu. It has often been referred to as the 'Mirror of the Sky'.

    The Falaknuma palace has other unique things to its credit. It includes the largest Venetian chandeliers. It is said that it took six months to clean a 138-arm Osler chandelier and the palace has 40 such chandeliers adorning the halls! The famed table in the dining hall accommodates 100 guests at one go! The story is that... the palace took nine years to make. It covers a total area of 9,39,712 square meters and is situated on a hill... 2000 feet high. And on the night it was inaugurated, the Nizam, who was invited, told his prime minister on leaving the party that he loved it. Noblesse oblige, and the poor Vikar-ul-Umra handed the Nizam the keys and walked away.

    The sixth Nizam, the dashing His Highness Fateh Jang Nawab Mir Sir Mehboob Ali Khan Siddiqi Bahadur, Kaiser-i-Hind, Asaf Jah VI (1869-1911) bought the Jacob Diamond, which stands out among the Jewels of The Nizams now owned by the Government of India. Unlike the famous Koh-i-Noor, the Jacob diamond can be branded as a 'nonviolent diamond', one which has changed hands only twice in the history of its existence. It was several years after the death of his father that the last Nizam, Osman Ali Khan, found the Jacob Diamond in the toe of his father's shoe at Chowmahalla Palace. Nevertheless, the Nizam still showed little interest in the diamond and for many years it was used as a paper weight by the last Nizam. This continued until the diamond's true value was realized and it was stored away as another of the Nizam's treasures.

    ... and Vijayawada station is known for its poori-sabji. We used to have it while going or coming back from Kolkata. Do try it... the next time you are there...

  14. hehehe :-) I like his sense of humour !