Other day I was having a regular telecon with my mother. Its pretty normal between a mother and daughter to discuss varied topics under the Sun, to last the conversation for at least half an hour. In our case, I am the one who does most of the talking, leaving very little room for my mother, to respond only in monosyllables! This arrangement works perfectly fine for both of us as none of us has complained so far…
On this particular day the topic shifted to superstitions and we had a hearty laugh recollecting certain ways of my father who was little on superstitious side. A thought occurred to my mind at that time and pat I checked with her as to why he might have been so. The instant reply from my mother led us to another round of laughter. She said, “Never thought of interviewing your father on this!”
My father is giving a wise counsel to the Almighty, he being a lawyer, for almost seven years now.
Our conversation ended on some other note that day. The thought of interviewing the people close to me, to throw the light on different aspects of their personality, that I otherwise consider as the quirkiness and have grown habitual to it; developed strong roots. The first person, or should I say the guinea pig, that occurred to my mind was none other than my better half.
He is such a brilliant sample for this topic, I thought. The moment my mind okay-ed his name, I was buried under the pile of interrogatories in no time!
Warning…Opening up the flood gates now…
Going by his fondness for everything that is eco-friendly (you can safely read it as green), I wished to ask him if thats the reason why he observes the Saint Patrick’s Day almost three to four days in a week?
Whenever I call him up during working hours (very rarely…. and I solemnly swear by this!), he responds by sending the text message, “Will call later”. My question is what is the time frame for this ‘later’, which for me, never seems to happen!
What bugs the software of his routine, especially on weekends, that he gives shaving a miss on these days?
How does the universe conspire only when I am out of town with children, visiting my parents (especially), that he gets to return back home from office well before time?
What could be the possible interpretation of his signature enigmatic smile in varied circumstances like when I want to know which outfit will look better on me for a party or when I seek his opinion on current hot topics from our housing society’s political arena? On the other hand, he seem to be wearing wise man’s cap when it comes to macro and micro economics of the world and trends in market and topics like that! Where does that smile disappear, this time, to give way for worldly advice to escape his lips?
What makes him forget the birthdays and anniversaries whereas he seem to recollect minutest of details of crores of business transactions dating back to decades?
As I paused here, I realised that the list was turning boundless. Wiser me advised me to stop as the candidate for this interview is most likely to doze off if I continue at this speed. I rather should go for a ‘never-ending-Hindi-serials’ way for this… one episode at a time and lasting ages!
Are you thinking of interviewing someone now? I’m sure you will have something up your sleeves for him or her. Do let me know as well…
Linking this post to Monday Musings by Corinne Rodrigues of EverydayGyaan