Five years back my girl friends would whisper into my ear, ‘Come to me baby.”
Two years back my wife whispered into my ear, “Let us have a baby.”
Yesterday, I walked into a baby showroom, aptly named “Diaper” and whispered into the counter lady`s ears, “I am having a baby.” I was forced to whisper because I didn`t want the other girls in the counter know that they didn`t stand a chance against me.
Yes, I have begun baby shopping and I can tell you…I am a toddler in this big, bad world. I say big and bad because I came out of the showroom all black and blue – black from the way I was treated by the counter girls and blue knowing how costly the baby things are.
“Do you have mosquito net?” I asked.
“For the baby sir?”
“No, something bigger.” I spread my palms for as long as I could without hitting the next customer.
“So, you want a mosquito net for the baby and the mother to sleep in?”
“No, I want a mosquito net for the baby, the mother and the father to sleep in.” Sometimes these counter girls can get to your nerves.
“But sir, we don`t have mosquito nets that big. After the baby is born, husbands are put in cold storage for a year or so.”
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