Ok I am up from 3am today and the blame lies solely with a “Crow”. I never knew they can be awake at 3am too. :O Fine you want to, go ahead, but why shout on top of your voice that too perched near window!!! I am now convinced of the fact that “Crow” and me don’t go together hand in hand. I still remember that day in Shimla when I returned home from school tired. So tired that I did not even feel like eating myself!!!
Me: Maasa, please khana khilado na. I’m feeling bored to eat.
Maasa: I can’t today. Just eat yourself? I have lot of work to finish yet.
Me: Please, I am tired.
Maasa: Chhote, eat your khana and don’t bug me. Itne bade ho gaye ho abhi bhi khana khilana padta hai!!! I told you; today I can’t and there ends the story.
Caw, caw caw (Well that isn’t me. It’s a crow at the window sill)
Maasa: Aare beta, tu jaldi aa gaya aaj. Tere liye toh maine abhi tak roti bhi nahi banayi!
Me: Maasa, please feed me na. I am feeling bored and tired and sleepy.
Maasa: Shut up Chhote. I have to go feed the crow!!
Me: ***Turning green with envy*** What do you mean!!!! You can feed the crow but you can’t feed me!
Me: Sulking Ohhkkkk. Eww bhindi (lady fingers) why this??? I hate it. Maasa please make something else for me na.
Maasa: I can’t now, I have lot of work. And now you better finish your food quick!!!
After sulking for half an hour, I decide to take revenge. The crow will pay for depriving me of my mother’s love.
Me: ***Splashing the crow with water*** Fly away you irritating bird.
Crow: Caw caw caw Your Maasa loves me more than you!
Me: Shut up you bird. My Maasa doesn’t love you!
Crow: Of course she does. You wanna bet?
Me: Of course
Crow: I heard you telling your Maasa you don’t like the vegetable she has made. Did she make a new one for you?
Me: Of course not. She doesn’t have the time for making a new sabzi.
Crow: Thats what you think! Watch and learn from the expert.
Maasa enters with roti and sabzi for the crow.
Maasa: Take beta, eat.
Crow: Caw caw caw caw (Translation: No I won’t)
Maasa: Kya hua, you don’t like the sabzi?
Crow: Caw (Translation: No)
Maasa: Should I make something else for you? Allo ki sabzi khayega?
Crow: Caw caw (Translation: Yes please)
Maasa: Ok I’ll make some for you!
Crow: Cee cee cee (Translation: Hee hee hee)
And there it was official. My Maasa loves the crow more than she loves me.
And tonight again he was back here to bug me. I am sure it’s the same one or some close relative of his. Heredity then speaks!!!!!