Oct 27, 2011

The Affair

He has been busy lately - ever since assuming higher responsibilities under a new role at work. He hardly calls during the day and when she calls he would be to the point. Arriving home, he would quickly change and log back into work and continue till mid night or even beyond.

The occasional moments when he is not in front of his computer, he talks about work and only work. For a week or two she didn't mind it but now that it is about two months she was beginning to be concerned.

When she brought up the subject his crisp answer was, "Lot more to be done to set the process before I can relax." No one is after him or anything. It is just his own process. He can take his time. Why hurry then?

He says if he sets his expectations from the beginning it will be easier to run the team rather than letting them continue what mess they are in and worry about clean up later. Okay good enough; how long it would take for him to set the process? "Until December!", he answered. That made her worry even more.

Life was smooth otherwise - until all of a sudden she thought of the unthinkable. Never before & never after but that day it occurred to her: What if?! Head spinning, heart racing, breath quickening she picked up the phone and speed dialed him.

Him: "Hello Mone!"
Her: "Mmm... hello... are you busy?"
Him: "Yes! just about to get into a meeting. What's up?"
Her: "Nothing..."
Him: "Are you okay?"
Her: "Mmm... Are you having an affair?"
Him: "Yes!" (her heart stops!)
Him: "With you!" (beats again!!)

Sure, that made her day. She went for a fresh walk, came back and cooked some and they lived happily ever after!


15 comments:

Mangala said...

hahahha my husband does the same!! But I am never worried abt him having an affair.....at least not yet!

KParthasarathi said...

I am inclined to repeat what Mangala has done.
Hahahahaha.In a few lines you brought out in a subtle way what is happening in several young families and left the readers in broad smile.

A said...

Very very very nice story. I read it in Reader and read it again. Each and every word.

adithyasaravana said...

her heart stops..
and beats again..
ha ha..
such stories do happen..Yesterday,I listened to one anxious couple who put their career first , and trying for a kid now..after five years..

anilkurup said...

Ha ha! I agree with Mr KP . the subtleties among a young couple has been brought out in some few words and line.
An enjoyable piece. Keep it up.

NRIGirl said...

Thanks folks. The interesting part is that no one guessed it is our story except of course Israel. His first reaction was, "You wrote about us?!" I said "No one will guess!" I was right!

This is from the our pages of life as happened on 26-Oct-2011. :)

dr.antony said...

Married life is simply based on trust. I dont know what to say about your question.You are blessed to receive Israels answer.

deeps said...

haha...
lucky you, what more to say??

Y L said...

what a beautiful romantic story!
Thank God for his beautiful response--"With you!"

Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :) fall in love all over again hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Bikram's

IRFANUDDIN said...

wow...that was lovely......really...:))

Someone is Special said...

love is life.. beautiful NRI girl.. PS: searching her.. series is done.. I wrote a new post about a new wed couple.. Enjoy the treat..

Someone is Special

kavita said...

Haaaaa ! Delightful read !You made my day :)
Sorry i am not able to visit you all regularly -- a busy time at work and home (guests are here for a month).TC .

Tomz said...

oh..very nice..heart touching story..

Stranger said...

lol...I love this.... ;)

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