After she had put down the receiver…
‘That was P, right?’
‘Why don’t you let him speak? You were doing all the talking’.
‘That’s how P is!’
‘Oh yeah! So many years and you tell me he prefers to listen and that too to you.’
‘Maa, he had a few questions’.
‘Huh! And you were giving answers to all the questions in this world?’
‘Hehe..he did speak a bit but how could you hear him…next time I’ll on the speaker’.
‘What do you guys keep chatting all the time?’
‘Life, politics, business ideas….gossip, philosophy and yes, mothers too’.
‘Ah that! …and what about marriage?’
‘Yeah, we talk that too. He tells me about his follies and I tell him mine. We sort of console each other. Hehe’.
‘Look girl, intellectualizing and philosophizing is good but you need to be practical too’.
‘But dad had so many sessions devoted to all this at home. And don’t forget, you made loads of chicken for all his friends.’
‘Yeah…leave all that to the men; they have the license to waste time…….besides how long do you think the philosophizing would continue on an empty stomach?