On my way to the pantry, stopped near a female colleague, who had been talking a lot, about how she gives her son everything he wants, blah, blah, blah..
"Why do you want to ruin your son's life by giving him everything he wants instead of everything he needs. Now he is going to think its the duty of every woman in his life to take care of him and agree with him. And what kind of relation would he have with his wife; who wont live upto your standards in his eyes? And if she has a boy, she is probably going to express her resentment by giving your grandson everything he wants and getting the male approval from him, continuing the cycle.."
and hurried away before she could throw a heavy file at me, into the pantry to hear Mr.C say "Well, wives aren't women".
Since motherhood was on my mind, couldn't resist asking "So Mr.C, your mother wasn't a woman or wasn't a wife?"
Logically legitamate but socially, it makes you feel as if, you are working in a freezer, in the Artic, before global warming era.
I dont understand why women have to be idolised in one relationship
and demonised in another relationship
Whats the big deal about women
Why not just treat her as human.
Hmmm, atleast I have achieved equality at work
The men and women hate me, equally.
A kind colleague whispered, "How can you abuse mother, don't you realise its against our culture.."
A married mother isn't a natural guardian or atleast a co-guardian of her child, and a divorced woman had to go to Supreme Court because the RBI would let her open a fixed deposit in her child's name..
And we have women dying every 5 minutes in our Mother Worshipping Nation, due to childbirth and a mother in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh or Pakistan has a better chance of survival than the Indian mother. But losing to them on Maternal Mortality Rate isn't as important as losing our men's cricket team, losing to their cricket team.
Please! We care more for Munnabhai, than the Indian mothers.
Well I dont enjoy working in a freezer, so nodded quietly, with apparent remorse to the colleague's comment.
PS : Thankfully Munnabhai's bail plea has been granted, and the office is busy discussing him, bailing me out of my, "Mother Mess".
Aargh Diaries is a fictional series and Aargh is an Anonymous, Annoyed, Reasonably, Good Human.