Well played, Mom and dad!
My mom and dad made it clear that we would get a cable T.V. connection once Di (my elder sister) will clear her 10th board examination. You know, parents are extremely smart and they know when to play which card which assures their win. Once Di cleared her board exams we went to our parents to request for that cable T.V. As expected they had another brilliant card which was my 10th examination. Well played, mom and dad.
In short, we are four siblings, as a result, this saga of board examination took quite a lot of time and cable T.V. reached our drawing room quite late. Once we got the cable connection, we were super excited.
However, the excitement didn’t last long because we missed the charm of DD national. Yup, you read it right there was a charm in waiting for early morning “Rangoli” or evening “Chitrhaar”. Twice a week for a movie was fixed we waited for those days. I want to share an incident today that still makes me chuckle when I think about it….
I was in 9th standard and there was this movie called “Dhadkan” which was a big hit back then and was being telecasted on T.V. (Friday night). As per our house rules, we were supposed to sleep by 9:30 at max. My mom made sure that we followed the rule without a miss. We had the just two-room house back then. All of us had dinner and went to bed. I, was, am and will forever be a big movie buff.
I so wanted to watch the movie but it was a late night movie (Yeah! 9:30 or 10 in the night were considered late night movies for kids. Well, the timing to hit the bed for my daughter is still the same as it was for us when we were kids. Revenge time… hehehehe) and I knew mom would never agree to it. I just couldn’t sleep because I could hear the dialogues and songs of the movie from the other room. While I lay on the bed, through a door gap I could see the television clearly.
In my mind, I had the master plan. I will pretend that I am asleep. Cover my face with a duvet and just leave a small gap open for one eye. No one would see that I am awake and I will watch a movie without any glitch.
All perfect plans have a loophole and my loophole was “ME”. While watching that movie, I made sure that my plan works well. However, I got so engrossed in watching a movie that one time my dad got up and stood in front of T.V. (I think he was looking for some papers). I literally yelled “Papa side ho jayiye movie Nahi dikh rahi”………..
Yup, that actually happened. The minute I realized what I did, without uttering another word, I got up and slept at the extreme corner of the bed on the other side.
“Happiness is – listening to a story about yourself as a child from your mom – Unknown ”
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