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

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Hena Jose · July 30, 2018 at 1:42 pm

If you ask me whom I will interview, I think I will try on my husband. But only thing is how ever long my question be answer would be in yes, no, dont know…hehe

    Anagha Yatin · July 30, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Hahaha… I think it would be universally true Hena. At least it would be same at my end!
    Thanks for visiting and sharing your interview ideas!

Sajid Akhter · July 30, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Hi Anagha,

Lovely post, quite hilarious I must say. All I can say after reading your post is that I hope my wife never thinks about interviewing me 😉 I have had enough of interviews while job hunting. haha

Thanks for sharing, have a great day. 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · July 30, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    I am glad it got a chuckle for you Sajid. Thanks for visiting and appreciating my efforts. Wishing you the best of the day ahead!

Suzy · July 30, 2018 at 3:21 pm

This was a fun post. I’ve never thought of interviewing any members of my family. Don’t know what I would ask them.

Kishor Kr · July 30, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Isn’t this the story of every household? How fathers and mothers are? Anyhow, the idea of interviewing is great, though I doubt I will get anything out of my closed ones that I don’t know and they would like to reveal.

Varsh · July 30, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Haha….I will have to copy some of your questions, Anagha. Not shaving (or even bathing, yuck) on weekends, forgetting birthdays and special occasions or coming home before time when we aren’t home is just so typically a husband thing! ?
Who will I interview? Not sure, really. How about you? The answers will definitely be quirky. What say?

Harshad Datar · July 30, 2018 at 5:08 pm

Interesting read. I think even my wife would have similar questions if she has to interview me

Mayuri Nidigallu · July 30, 2018 at 5:36 pm

What a novel idea, Anagha! Would you have part 2, with Joshijis answers to your question? I would love to read them:))))
As for me. everyone in my family talks so much, that I have nothing to ask them:)))

Anshu Bhojnagarwala · July 30, 2018 at 5:52 pm

Nice idea, Anagha! But I can never interview my husband, because whenever I ask him ‘why’ questions, somehow I don’t how, the ball always comes and stops in my court.

Bellybytes · July 30, 2018 at 6:39 pm

All husbands have this special behavioural pattern Anagha… as I suppose we wives have too ! All I really would like to interview Arnav Goswami and ask him why he has a dog fight every night at 9

Bhavna Saurabh Sharma · July 30, 2018 at 7:08 pm

Amazing fun post from you, my favourite. Actually I’ve never thought of interviewing anyone in family ever.. but will think about it now… hahahha.

Sonia Chatterjee · July 31, 2018 at 12:17 am

I was smiling throughout as I finished reading this post. I actually want to interview my toddler and ask how he ends up finding opportunities to drive me nuts but I guess I will have to wait for a few more years to get an answer, provided I retrain my sanity till then.

Sachin Baikar · July 31, 2018 at 10:20 am

Hilarious one ? Anagha. Enjoyed reading this post. “Will call later” seems to be a common response. But “later” is sometimes questionable as you rightly mentioned 😉 The call back depends on the situations at work ☺

Dipali Bhasin · July 31, 2018 at 11:25 am

I look forward to your post Anagha and they bring a smile to my lips. The questions that you wanted to ask are more or less same for most husbands. “Will call later” tops the list. To be honest, I don’t want to delve deeper into why it holds true only for me. The truth could lead to an onslaught of war. Haha!

Dipali Bhasin · July 31, 2018 at 11:33 am

Such a fun article Anagha! I look forward to your post and this one brings a smile to my face. The questions you wished to ask are more or less applicable to all wives. “Will call later” or ” I’m in a meeting” tops the list. It’s perhaps nicer not to delve deeper. The reason could start an onslaught of war at home. Haha!

Rupali · July 31, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Very interesting Anagha.

pushpendra پُشپیندر (@pushpendra4acti) · July 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm

interesting interview keep writing

Ramya Abhinand · August 1, 2018 at 9:30 am

Oh this is total husband behaviour… which I have learnt to ignore over the years of being married:)

vartikasdiary1 · August 1, 2018 at 3:09 pm

This post left me smiling Anagha 🙂 I think i would like to interview my husband, only to get some hilarious responses and a good laugh

Jyotirmoy Sarkar · August 1, 2018 at 8:33 pm

Wonderful post,interesting topic it is.
If i am asked to take interview then my answer will be no one.

An@m! · August 2, 2018 at 11:52 pm

I have nominated you for the Mysterious Blogger Award. 🙂


Corinne Rodrigues · August 3, 2018 at 2:17 pm

Haha..poor chap, you’ve told us so much about him already that I’m certain he’s not going to give that interview! My husband will happily answer ‘no comment’ and tell me go find another ‘victim’! 😉

    Anagha Yatin · August 4, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Hehehe! And when I proposed for taking his interview, he had informed me that he is embarking on “Discovery of India” tour and wont be able to respond for long!!!

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