Good News

We were visiting D’s family. They stay on the fourth floor in an apartment complex. We were heading out to go some place. D having left a few seconds before me was a floor below me, going down the stairs when a maid who used to work at their place when we got married was coming up.

M: Bhaiyaji Namaste

D: Namaste

M: Aap kaise ho?

D: Theek

M: Aur biwi bachchee kaise hein?

D: Biwi theek hei..bachchee abhi nahien hein..

M: Hain bachchee nahein hein? Shaadi ko to 4 saal ho gaye na..sab theek to hei..mein eak doctor ka naam bataati huin..

It has been quite some time since this conversation took place but I can’t forget the look on D’s face 🙂 . Having married as long as we had been then, I used to hear about..Kid or rather the lack of them.. ever so often. Never really from immediate family but all the Uncle and Aunties around. This was D’s first experience.

I came up with all sorts of stupid replies for this question overtime:

– I am still studying.

– Raising kids is super expensive so earning some money before the kids are born.

– Work is busy busy busy.

and then when all else fails

– I am ready, D is not. Why don’t you go talk to him?

I don’t understand why everyone in India is first ready to get you married and then soon after the wedding starts asking..Any good news..(the news in Good..we are happy together)..

If you don’t have a kid within two years of the wedding then there something wrong and no one ask guys any of these questions. It’s always the women who gets bombarded with them. Along with the suggestion that it’s in the girls hand, what do the guys know. Stop taking the pill..!!!..

Ah why..??..


6 thoughts on “Good News

  1. Oh man, you echoed my sentiments…I had been married for five years and we had R in our sixth year. By then our relatives/acquaintances were convinced we had fertility issues and had stopped asking us hehe..

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