Something Fishy

Marriage is built on numerous corner stones, which include compromise, communication and a balance. This trait often filters down in to almost every decision made, particularly ‘meal-time’. 
The other night, Mrs.B pokes her head around the bedroom door and asks me;
    ‘Do you want battered Cod or Fish Fingers?’
    ‘Either.’ I say.
    ‘The Cod doesn’t look that great.’ She pulls out a fillet from the frosted box.
    ‘Okay, so the Fish Fingers then.’
    ‘Didn’t you say you wanted the Cod?’ She sates as she places her hands on her waist.
    ‘Yeah, that’s fine.’ I shrug.
    ‘But we can have Fish Fingers if you want, we have a full box.’
Raising my gaze away from my laptop, I finally give this dilemma my full attention.
     ‘Fine, lets have Fish Fingers then.’
Waving her hand at me, Mrs.B responds with ‘Ugh! Let's just have Cod, I’ve already put some in the oven." Before leaving the room!
Marriage Tip No. 55: Sometimes a question isn’t a question, but a statement! All you need to know is how to decrypt it!
Welcome to our CODed 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 ( 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.
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