I am changing but am coping

The way I react to people, the way I respond to stimuli…so much so, even the way I speak on the phone has been changing.

There was a time when my phone conversations used to be loud and confident. Then came Rekha and I became a little different. Polished, I would not say…but different yes.

In this blog, let me stick to the way I speak to her on the phone. In the initial phase of our relationship, I would be calling the shots. I would call her up…I would talk…I would nod my head furiously and even if one of us was getting scolded, it would always be Rekha.

Over the next one year, I would get less aggressive on the phone. I would be staring at the wall and probably also smile at times. My word-output had come down, but I was still confident. There was a lot of voice modulation happening. I am not sure if this happened after she said I sounded sexy on phone. It is another thing that since then, my phone bills have gone up.

About five months back, she agreed. Now, she was a little demanding. I would end up staring at the floor while speaking to her. In the midst of our conversation, I would suddenly realize that I have been nodding my head like an obedient dog. The phase continued till both our parents met and the marriage date was fixed.

Now, our phone calls have become drab. We talk of getting an apartment, selecting curtains, buying furniture. And when it is none of the above…it is about some damn kid. I have perfected the art of making her think I am listening. I just pick from the below listed words/sentences and she hangs after sometime…thinking I was part of the conversation –

– Right.
– Yes.
– Perfect.
– I agree.
– I shall do it.
– Nice thought.
– You do not worry.
– I will check today.
– I have the money.
– You are intelligent.
– Makes a lot of sense.
– That`s a beautiful idea.
– I am lucky to have you.

Guys, if you are not married…I suggest you get married to somebody who will give you a fully furnished house as dowry. And never fall in love, for then you lose the right to ask for a furnished house…thus ending up having boring conversations on furniture…curtains…gas connection…

By Jamshed V Rajan

Jammy, as Jamshed V Rajan is affectionately called, is a wannabe stand up comedian. He has a funny take on most things but documents only some of them. If you are interested in chatting up with him, do drop him an email at or message him at +919650080255.

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