I love you

Gone are the days when my “I love you” would evoke an echo from my wife. I say echo because she would give me that romantic look and say “I love you.” It is a totally unrelated thing that as an afterthought, she would add “too”…meaning “I love you too”.

Now, that we have been married for two years (we celebrated our 2nd anniversary on 8th of September) things are changing. “I love you” no longer gets me romantic looks. They no longer get me similar meaning, if not similar sounding words.

I wouldn`t have put it up for the World to see, had it not been for what happened today morning. I was leaving for office, and as I have learnt from the Hindi movies – it is alright to kiss your wife when leaving for office – I held her close and kissed her good bye. Before we parted, I softly whispered into her ears: “I love you”.

“Will you be dropping the Hutch check today evening?”

For a moment, I thought maybe she hadn`t heard me say “I love you”…but the sweet thing that I am, I took the blame by thinking that maybe it was my mistake and I hadn`t said it loudly enough. I whispered again: “I love you”.

“I know, but will you be dropping the Hutch check today evening?”

There was a time when my “I love you” would get really positive response. So positive that at times I would be forced to call up my boss and say I would be coming in late. Over the last two years, the quality of responses has been dwindling. Here is a list of responses that I got (I have given it date-wise so that the married among the readers could benefit)

Important: We married on 8th Sep 2004.

December 24, 2004:

Jammy: I love you

Rekha: I love your cheeks!

July 30, 2005:

Jammy: I love you

Rekha: I love your hair-style.

September 05, 2005:

Jammy: I love you

Rekha: I love your voice over the phone.

December 11, 2006:

Jammy: I love you

Rekha: I love it when you call me

February 01, 2005:

Jammy: I love you

Rekha: I love your shirt.

March 20, 2005:

Jammy: I love you

Rekha: When will you come home in the evening?

(Notice how the responses have changed from personal to situational)
May 14, 2005:

Jammy: I love you

Rekha: Will you call up my parents today? You haven`t spoken to them in the last three months.

July 09, 2006:

Jammy: I love you

Rekha: Will you call up my parents today? You haven`t spoken to them in the last five months.

September 22, 2006:

Jammy: I love you

Rekha: Will you be dropping the Hutch check today evening? If you don`t pay, I won`t be able to call you to tell what to buy in the evening when you come from office.

So much for love marriages…. 

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4 thoughts on “I love you

  1. I have been pretty jobless in my job these days! But so much time spent listlessly are less painful as i read your blog!! Thank you!!

    Sanaj

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