A mother-daughter duo peacefully watching a Tom Cruise film. He’s just started to run.
Mother gets a call. Daughter gets to hear only one side of the conversation.
Mother : Hello ji. Salutations!
Mother : All well, yes!
Mother : Oh! No, not really.
Mother’s tone is now changing. On the screen, Tom Cruise is running faster!
Mother : Of course!
Mother gives daughter a look. Daughter knows this look. A storm is approaching.
Mother : It’s not a problem at all!
Mother : See you! Buh-bye!
Tom Cruise is still running. The man needs to learn when to stop! Mother pauses his film. Cruise is cruising in the air.
Half an hour has passed. Mother is in the kitchen. Daughter is cleaning up the place. Guests are coming over for lunch, having self-invited themselves! Time to refurbish the house!
Daughter looks around the hall. Pleased with herself at having cleaned up early.
Daughter : Mom, it’s done! I’ve cleaned up the place.
Mother (peeks out of the kitchen) : What’s done? Fluff those cushions. Put your shoes back in the rack. I still see things on the dining table! Why is your mobile on charge? And will you shut off the music! It’s getting on my nerves!
Flabbergasted Daughter : Umm, Mom? I’ll go out in an hour, remember. Why put the shoes back then? And the things on the dining table? They’re called cutlery. In which you’ll serve them food. But if you want, I can get banana leaves! And my mobile is on charge because it is very normal to charge mobiles! Like we stay here, remember? And Kishore Kumar is getting on your nerves?
Mother (barely audible over a running grinder) : You’re not going anywhere. Not when I have guests over! And do what I ask you to do!
Daughter (sighing in exasperation) : Of course, I am not going anywhere now. Time to shut you down today, Cruise. Mom’s not going to be watching you save the world today. She’s too busy going bonkers.
Mother : Will you get me the vegetables from the refrigerator?
Daughter (laptop, speakers, mobile, chargers all under her arms) : Well, if you’d asked me to, then I would. But you never did.
Mother : Keep these devices away. And get me the vegetables now!
Daughter : Yes, Madam!
Mother : And hurry up!
The guests have arrived. Lunch has been had. Now is the wait. The wait for them to leave.
Guest 1 : The food was so good! How did you manage to make it so soon?
Mother : Oh nothing of the sort. I was as it is planning on making something special for lunch today.
Daughter (thinking to herself) : If only they knew that the lunch special was two minutes of maggi!
Guest 2 : Then we should come over more often!
Mother and daughter look at each other and then smile at the guests.
Mother : Why not!
Daughter : Why? Umm, not.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how worked up is your mother when guests are to arrive? Mine is 11! 😉
P.S. : Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is NOT coincidental. Any character and event depicted here is NOT fictitious. Similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is NOT coincidental.