Friday morning, and I am bleary eyed at 8.00 a.m. - having been up every two hours to feed Peanut, as usual.
Vijay is as fresh as a daisy (strangely enough, this phrase has some of its zing since I met his secretary, Daisy), and all dressed up to go to work.
I try out the phrase that, I'm told, I used in early childhood when it was time to go to school 'Aaj to Thathurday hai?'
Vijay looks wistful and says 'Nahin...Friday hai'. We have a quick breakfast together and he dashes off, worrying about being late.
At 10 a.m., I get a call from him 'Aaj to badi bewakoofi ho gayi'.
It appears that he reached office, and noticed it was completely empty - except the solitary security guard who informed him 'Saab, aaj to chhutti hai'.
Yes, he drove all the way across the streets of Mumbai, for over an hour, only to discover that office is shut because it is Eid today.
He is now on his way back. Eid Mubarak!
Yayy! Aaj to Thathurday hai!