At 8.15am, I got out of bed and made my way to the loo. Blurry eyed and groggy, I came across a pillow on the floor which had undoubtedly been kicked off by my wife, especially since her feet were sticking out from the edge of the blanket. Picking it up, I placed it back on the edge of the bed and attended to the business at hand.
At 8.17am I returned to bed, placed my lap top on my bed tray (great invention) and did what most men do, check the sports scores. All of a sudden, I noticed the miniature Mrs. Bhojwani twitching. Had my return to the bed woken her up? As I watched her, fear of another Eyjafjallajokull eruption crept in! Her tiny face remained still as her eyes stayed shut. A quiet sigh of relief passed through my lips when suddenly, I noticed her tiny doll like foot sway. Her outstretched paw sought after something and when her manicured toes brushed past the pillow, she pinched it! Pulling it closer, she grabbed the pillow with both feet with the agility of a puma! Bringing up her knees to her chest, she got into a foetal position, reached out for the pillow with her hands and put it back on her head, creating the infamous cave. All this…with her eyes shut….and not moving her head one bit….and semi-conscious! Evidently, I married a monkey!
Marriage Tip 17:
Have a camera with you at all times to capture any wild behaviour by your spouse!
Welcome my ‘Ee ee oouu oou aa aa ee ou ahaa’ life
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.