Being the kind and considerate (tall, dark and handsome) husband that I am, I made several attempts to find middle ground. Initially, I used to take two blankets and wrap her in them like a cosy falafel, before going to bed myself. Unfortunately that plan met with little success especially when I found that she had kicked off the blankets in the middle of the night. Still, I stayed persistent and shared the light bed spread I used to cover myself, only to have her pull that off me in her sleep and forcing me try and stay warm by sleeping in the foetal position. Next, I added a heavy quilt to my human Lebanese delight of a wife, but she screamed that it was too heavy and she couldn’t move. She took to sleeping with a hoodie and a scarf while I increased the temperature of the AC which is now at 20 Degrees, but that too wouldn’t suffice.
Finally, we found some middle ground. Amidst the sweltering Mumbai summer heat, I now switch off the AC in the early hours and replace it with the fan. This way, we both manage to sleep a little.
Marriage Tip 2:
Find out what the stance is on Air Conditioning before tying the knot!
Then we arrive at this morning (16th March). It’s been a couple of weeks after our wedding and in to our Air Conditioning roller coaster. As usual, I woke up early, switched off the AC and turned on the fan. Sitting on the edge of the bed, I took a few moments to getting my bearings right. Meanwhile, the tiny Mrs. Chandru Bhojwani, who has her legs sticking out of the blankets and lay under a mountain of pillows, sends out a muffled command,
‘TURN THE AC ON!’
Welcome to my married life!