Last Sunday one of my relatives who lives here visited us in the evening and I planned to ask them to stay until dinner. In the afternoon, amma called casually and I told her the plan.
BM – Amma, V is coming here and I thought of asking them to stay for dinner.
Amma – Is he coming with his wife?
BM – ofcourse, now don’t ask me whether their kid is coming or not.
Amma – Cook some nice food.
BM – Why are you insisting?
Amma – You don’t get anything. They will talk about it when they visit our common relatives.
BM – Whatever
Amma – Aiyo Muruga, I just remembered. Please wear your thali, metti and bangle when they visit you.
BM – maa.. (gritting my teeth)
Amma – I know you are not wearing these at home or unless your in-laws visit you but at least wear it today otherwise the news will spread here like fire.
BM – Amma, I think people have better things to do instead of worrying about my metti.
Amma – You never get it. Do what I say. It’s for your good I am insisting. Then it is up to you.
BM – Whatever.