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Do Anything, I Shall comment
By Hiranya Borah
Copyright 2017 Hiranya Borah
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Chapter I: You Marry, My comment
A few years ago, a 59 year old senior officer married a 30 year old spinster after death of his first wife.
The reactions of the male officers at least ten years' junior in service and age:
‘Oh, what an example he has set for us! He convinced us that we should not be disheartened in reaching the age of fifty, we have also bright future! Only luck should be on our side!’
The reactions of some of the female officers at least ten years' junior in service and age:‘He might be after us also. Anyway we are safe now!’
The reactions of some of other female officers at least ten years' junior in service and age:’Humlog kiya mor gayi thi? (Are we dead horse for him?) Poor blind fellow!’
Those female officers and officials who were between 30 and 49, they commented, ‘we respected this fellow like our own father (elder brother), but he came out to be a man with roving eyes. Now, we understand why he was so sweet with us in his talking. Had he not been our senior, we would not have gone to his room even when we were in dire straits!’
However, some of them were not that adverse about his marriage, ‘We heard some of the old men are very good in ---. He may be also very good ---.’
A serious young lady might have told, ‘Do you still think he is doing the right thing? I would have used my shoes on his face had he approached me!’
‘That is why he had not approached you.’ There might by some giggles.
A young lady officer of 25 working under him asked a senior lady, ‘Should I go to his room alone? Will you accompany me to his room, whenever I have to visit his room in future?’
Finally, comment from his earlier boss (retired ten years ago): ‘What a lucky fellow! We are still looking at the same 65 year old vintage car, neither I can drive, nor anybody is willing to drive, not sure even about the engine whether it can be ignited or not!’ No, it was not the ultimate comment. The ultimate comment came from a friend of this officerbefore his wife.
A friend of the senior officer commented on his marriage before his wife, ‘When his wife died, I was the first man to reach his home with a poker face. I did not find any word to console him for few minutes. Finally, when I tried to console him, he told me that death and life are in the hands of God. Then for one hour, he consoled me as if my wife (you) had died, not his wife. I was a fool who could not understand underlying meaning of his consolation. Actually, he was telling me, within a few days you will cry for your hard luck and you people will start envying me forever for my good luck!’
Chapter II: You Passed, My comment
The moment result of board examination is declared, we ponder how many our near and dear candidates have appeared in that examination. Near and dear includes your relative, your colleagues, friends and neighbours.
Then if you are of my age (55), you may ask your spouse to help you out in completing list of candidates, as at my age you are likely to forget someone’s name. Once you complete the list, you will look for the mobile and start dialling to the candidates or to their parents one by one. If any name is missing in the contact list, you will ask your father/ mother/ spouse/ son/ daughter/ brother/sister to give the number so that you can know the result of that paricular candidate. If none can provide the number, you may telephone to a common relative/ friend to know the number. Once you are able to know the result of the candidate, how you will react? Some reactions are listed below:
You are a father and your children already passed that examination few years ago. The candidate’s result is better than your children’s result.
On telephone, ‘Oh, that is great! All the best to him/her. God bless him/her.’ After disconnecting you will tell to your wife, ‘So and so got so much percentage. Now a days marks are given liberally, otherwise how this dumb fellow can get more marks than ---!’
You are a mother and your children already passed that examination few years ago. The candidate’s result is better than your children’s result. On telephone, ‘Oh, is it! Our brother/sister/ friend’s (take a name) son/daughter, got--- marks (that must be more than the candidate’s marks). All the best to him/her. God bless him/her.’
After disconnecting the telephone, you will tell to your husband, ‘He/she got so much percentage. Now a days marks are given liberally. Otherwise how he/she can get so much marks!’
If however, that fellow gets less marks, then either a father or mother, you may repeat the marks of your children and try to boost up the moral of the candidate by saying, ‘Marks are not everything in life.’
After disconnecting the telephone, you will tell to your spouse, ‘He/she got so much percentage. He/ she does not deserve more. His/ her parent had never learnt how to look after their children properly!’
The young ones are normally do not react like the way the elderly are reacting before and behind the candidate or his/her parent. But definitely all of your cousins will telephone you to know your result, some of them may telephone you for the first time in his/her life.
Chapter III: Beauty of Spouse, My comment
If your wife is beautiful, every relative, every friend, boss and subordinates are bound to give some comments. If she is not beautiful, then people around you are so happy that they will give weird comments. Let us enjoy some of those comments:
If your wife is beautiful, both male and female elderly relatives, ‘We have to find a beautiful girl for our son. If we cannot find a more beautiful girl than this one, at least she should be as beautiful as this girl. Otherwise, we are going to lose prestige in front other relatives of us!’
If your wife is beautiful, your male friends will comment in front of you, ‘How could you find such a beautiful lady as your wife!’
In mind or in your absence they will say, ‘How a dumb man like – can manage to get such a beautiful lady. Hope a divorce does not take place within a short time!’
Or in the extreme case, some of them will comment, ‘We should try our luck on this lady as she is likely to cheat this dumb fellow!’
Your female friends will say in front of you, ‘Soooo sweet. She is very beautiful!
Behind you and your wife they may say, ‘What beauty? She is having one inch make-up! In reality she may be looked like a monkey!’
Your boss will only lick his lips without giving any audible comment.
Your subordinates will compliment you on your face and in the back they will say, ‘The beautiful girl decides to marry the job, not the old hack. She might be forced to do that! Poor girl!’
If she is not beautiful, then people around you are so happy that they will give these types of comments in your absence without giving any audible comment in front of you.
All elderly relatives, ‘She might have brought huge amount of money wit
Later on you will come to know that they are also in search of a lady with huge amount of dowry, hopefully little better looked than your wife.
Your female friends will say in front of you, ‘She is very graceful.’
Behind you and your wife, they will say, ‘What an ugly lady? Even with one inch make-up she looks horrible! Without makeup she can compete with a monkey only!’
Your boss will be very happy as he knows that you will not mind to sit late in the office and you will be ready to go on tour for more than 25 days in a month.
Your subordinates will be extremely unhappy as they fear that you will not mind to sit late in the office and you will insist them also to sit late in the office. But they will also have some sadistic pleasure for the obvious reason.
For a handsome husband, a wife is not worried about the comments, but worried about her lady friends who use to encircle her husband like honey-bees.
She may be most comfortable with an odd-looking husband. But now time has changed. Even an odd looking husband with a fat salary is on heavy demand in the market of re-marriage!
You (male) cannot hide your beautiful wife from your friends, but you (female) can hide his salary slip from your friends.
Comments on husband hardly matter to a wife so long he behaves like Doberman who is a ‘one master dog’ who is ferocious for others but behaves like a pussy-cat before his master (wife in this case).
Chapter IV: Your Son’s Marriage, My comment
Comments on your daughter in law will be similar as that of comments on your wife few decades ago, depending on how much she is beautiful or she is not that beautiful.
However, on your son’s marriage, a few more comments will be given in front of you and in the back.
If the party is good, in front, everybody will praise you for such a wonderful party and in the back they will say, ‘Blatant show of black money! Expectations for others will also go up. This creates social tension’ and so on.
If the party is not as per expectation, in front, none will comment for such a lack-lustre party and in the back they will say, ‘What you can expect more from a miser like him! He kept all his money for his son whatever cash he got as dowry! He should not have called so many people, if he cannot provide proper food and drinks to the guests!’
Chapter V: Marriageable Daughter, My comment
If despite of your best efforts you cannot find a suitable boy for your only daughter, all your relatives and friends will ask, ‘Are you not taking any interest in your daughter’s marriage? Time will pass and your daughter will remain un-married.’
‘When we are going to attend your daughter’s marriage? You do not want to give a party; is not it?’
These are the statements they will make before you to make you feel that you are a hopeless father.
In the back they will say, if your daughter is not working but beautiful, ‘He is looking for a boy with high income. Who on the earth, with good position will marry a girl without income, even if she is beautiful!’
If your daughter is not very beautiful and does not have a regular income, ‘He is looking for a boy with high income with good look for that ugly girl. Who on the earth, with good position will marry an ugly girl even without income! They must be in fools’paradise!’
If your daughter is very beautiful and has a regular income, may be high also, ‘Both father and daughter are very proud. They do not want to compromise on any accounts, including income of the boy, family of the boy and look of the boy. The girl will never get a boy in this life.’
Some may also accuse, ‘He is not interested in her marriage. He is enjoying her salary!’
The ladies who are known to your wife will give some comments to your wife which may shatter her heart. In turn your wife will accuse you, ‘For last thirty years, I knew that you are a worthless husband. Now I realized that you are also the most worthless father in the world.’
Luckily in the urban areas, no neighbour will bother to ask you any question on any matters including marriage of your child. In most of the cases, they will not care even to know about the lady who is residing with you is your wife or sister or even daughter. Viva, urban life of India!
Chapter VI: Do Anything, I Shall comment
Whatever, you do, I shall comment before you and behind you. Suppose you donate Rupees one hundred thousand to an orphanage, I shall tell you in front of you, ‘You have done a wonderful job!
Behind you I shall comment, ‘He has reduced the burden of black money!’
If your son gets a job, I shall say, ‘When I shall get sweets?’
Behind you, I shall say, ‘He must have bribed a hefty amount to the employer to get the job.’
So try to do something before me, I shall have two comments to make; one before you and another one behind you. What do you think of me? Huh!
The author is a Government servant and a man of vivid experiences derived from his official postings across the country, travels across India and numerous visits outside India. He is presently placed at New Delhi.
His earlier publications are:
1. Random Thoughts through a Coloured Prism
2. Dilemma of a Young Mind
3. Funny Statistics and Serious Statisticians
4. Melody of Fragrance
6. Few Cities through the Lens of Hiranya Borah
7. Guilt: Gift of Winter Spring
8. Beautiful Ghost
9. Great Fighters: Grace of God
10. All Blurred
11. Putting kids to sleep
12. How to become unpopular
14. My grumpy Face
15. Love and Worries
16. Discussion of own Birth: A Taboo
18. Indecent Love Affairs
19. My Fair Lady
20. Waiting time
21. Two Stories
22. My Mother: Dashami Borah
26. First Attempt
27. A father
28. The Portrait
29. Snapped Thread
30. Only He Knows
31. The Stupid Mother
32. The Same Old Story
33. The Old Scoundrel
34. Third Attempt
35. Some of my First Days and First Nights
36. Snubbed Twice
37. Have You Met the God
38. Frequent Flier
40. Forgive and Forget
41. To Win or to lose
42. Call Girl
43. Beyond Blood Relation
44. Lady with a Black Car
45. My wife
46. Complete Woman
47. Diwali Gift
48. Romance with a Lady
49. Open Heart Surgery
50. My First Love
52. Pebbles on My Way Home
53. My First Bengali Book
54. Murder Mystery
57. Make a Habit to Thank God
58. Killing of a Bird
59. The Hero
60. Fantasy versus Reality
61. The Party
62. Road Rage
63. Death of a Friend
64. Cannot Live with Memory Only
65. None Cares for Me
66. A Tribute to My Guru
67. Two Professionals
68. The Choice
69. The Elusive Spouse
70. First Encounter with A P
71. Plane Crash
72. Plane Crash Part-II
73. Plane Crash Part-III
75. A Bag of Currency
76. Suitable Groom
77. Head Hunters
78. My Dear Sister
79. Selection While Waiting at the Airport
80. Oh Shit
82. He Got Back His Wife
83. Beautiful Faces
84. Elder Sister
85. Good Morning
87. Pass on your Death to Someone Else
88. Colour of Holi
89. Why blame others
90. A Forbidden Issue
91. Hat-trick of Failures
92. Agony of Writers
94. Three Directors
95. An Unusual Love Affair
96. Birth Day
97. Do not Tell Anyone
99. Late By Ten Years
100. Murder in a Foreign City
101. Strange Life
102. I love You Darling
104. Lady in the Park
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