Posted by Elithraniel Arawion on Sunday, June 28, 2009
This afternoon while i was shopping with Father P, i found out the reason why most sons in india grow up afraid of their mom, atleast until they introduce their girlfriends to her :P .
And no, Father P will not steal any credit for this post (hmmmpf! *mumbles* i give him little space and he overtakes me!)
Errr... anyway..getting back...
At the billing counter, i am waiting as father p examines all those necessary things (like biscuits, tortilla chips, jalepeno conserve) that i snuck into the shopping cart when he wasn't looking, so that the billing can happen when a small boy and his dad were getting their stuff billed. And they broke out into an arguement. He was clutching a kurkure packet to his chest protectively, protesting and throwing a fit about keeping it back.
The father first tells him calmly that he's not going to buy it, then a little stern. Then shouts at his son. He tries to grab the bag but the boy dodges and the rest of us snigger, much to the embarrassment of the father. (Here Father P says : Don't laugh. You were much worse when you were a kid. I was so embarrassed, i wouldn't even take you out of the house half the time coz u made such a rucous everywhere!) Ahemm..
So the father tries various means but the boy holds a death grip on the chips packet. Finally, his father used a lethal weapon
"If you don't put that down now, i'll tell your mother", he said, puffing his chest and pretending to call out to his wife
The boy's expression changed instantly from defiance to surrender. He meekly let the father pull the packet away from him and put it back on the rack. When the father came back to pay, he pulled at his sleeve. The father looked down.
"I gave it back. Don't tell mother ok? Promise?"