“Hmm… you don’t even know what punctuality means… Every time everywhere late!!” — Mom started attacking me… Yet another topic where she finds me so poor in performing well..
“Umma, Give it a break… What if I was not punctual, I manage to get things done right?” — Today, I am in for defense..
“Hmm.. you will learn only from your own experience…” — That is the final nail to the coffin..
Anyway, I prodded on.. “In your eyes, I have only shortcomings. I may be late, I work too much, and spend so much time in office.. But you got to understand that I enjoy what I do, and I learned it from my father.. You know it well. So, you don’t have any right to tell it is wrong, when he does it too.. ” (Yea, cornered her :-))
“Yea, I agree. But I learned good work culture from MY father. He has even won awards for efficiency and punctuality!!”
I didn’t want to give up – “Don’t you know, I too have won awards in office for what I am..” (Referring to the Wall of Fame that Poornam awarded)…
“Yea, may be, but MY father is an award winner at HOME TOO (if there is any award given to the efficient and best family men)..”
Baang!! Did you hear a sound? Yea, its my ego crashing to the floor…