23 Jul 2012
Dinner table conversation.
I am telling a story, Meija is complaining that I am asking her to eat food. Chula is doing good.
[IN THE STORY]….. the carpenter was sad because he couldn’t find a wife. “No one wants to marry a carpenter” he said.
Chula: What about you amma?
Me: WHAT about me?
Chula: Do you like carpenters?
Me: To come on time and finish the work in the house, yes. But I am not looking to marry any one.
Chula: Because you have two naughty children and don’t want any more?
Me: No, because I already have a husband and don’t want any more.
Chula: (bursts laughing), then you will be one wife and two husbands.
Me: And who would want that torture?
Meija: Panchali, she had five husbands.
Chula: Meija. Panchali was an exception. Usually it is one man marrying many women. But usually women marry just one man.