Married Life: Man, Myth or Machine?

When I was being wooed, Mr.B pulled out all the stops and showed me a new world. From surprising me with hot chocolate at work in the morning and box seats at Cirque Du Soleil to sampling a variety of Asian cuisines from Japanese to Korean. On cold dark nights, Mr.B used to pick me up from work and drive me home and on wintry weekends, he drove half an hour to pick me up and take me out in town. He gave new meaning to the phrase ‘door to door service.’
After seven months of living together, my own personal Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) has shown me another side. Once upon a time I was the first and last call of the day, today as soon as he wakes and before he sleeps, he fiddles with his laptop. Before turning in we used to talk about what we would do the next day and how we missed each other, today I’m muted so that we can find out what happens in the most recent episode of White Collar!
If it isn’t the TV, its his PlayStation, or the MacBook, of the iTouch, or the Sony mp3 headphones, or the hard-drive, or the Blackberry!
I swear, the amount of gadgets he plays with I’m beginning to think he’s half machine! I wouldn’t be surprised if I wake up one day to find his stern face hovering above me while he sports a leather jacket and sunglasses and says:
‘If you want to live, come with me!’
Marriage Tip No. 31
Before you tie the knot make sure your spouse isn’t a product of SkyNet!
Welcome to my gadget filled married life…..I’ll be back!
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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