Since we are reminiscing, I figured I ought to share a flashback of my own. Cue the music and the hazy visual!
As I tore of the packing and slipped the shiny and new Mrs. Bhojwani out of the cardboard and cellophane box, I couldn’t help but reminisce about our wooing period. I recalled how Mrs. Bhojwani, who was never too familiar with the kitchen and literally burned the toast on one occasion. No seriously, there were flames coming out of the toaster and she was trying to blow it out only with the air in her lungs! Despite this almost calamity, she often attempted to concoct some edible combination of meat and veggies for me and even enlisted the expertise of her mother. At the end of it all, the results were superb! Things were so sweet that I decided to get down on one knee and propose! As the story goes, we got married.
Fast forward a month after the marriage and I’m getting fed an entirely different kind of meal by my doll of a wife.
As I slumber in to the early hours of the morning, my wife who too snoozes beside me has fallen victim to the affliction known by professionals as ‘Sleep-Slapping’. What this means is that while I am lost in a deep state of sleep, my wife, who too is sleeping, resorts to slapping me! Yes, she slaps me while we are both sleeping.
Marriage Tip 13:
Marital abuse transcends boundaries and prevails in the realm of the unconscious!
Welcome to our subconscious marriage
About the author:
Born in Africa, Chandru grew up between Nigeria, India and the UK. With a Masters in International Business from the University of Westminster, he moved to New York where he worked as a Business Development Manager for three years. In 2002, he returned to Nigeria where he currently resides and runs a trading company. Chandru has been writing for Beyond Sindh (www.beyondsindh.com) since 2004 and has published numerous articles in the quarterly publication. His story entitled ‘The Love Letter’ won the Mirage Book short story contest and was published in an anthology titled Inner Voices in January 2009. His short story ‘Zero’ is scheduled to be published in the anthology Indian Voices towards the end of 2010.
In December 2009, Chandru’s first novel, ‘The Journey of Om’ was published in India by Cedar Books.
For more information on Chandru visit www.chandrubhojwani.com