So, I started work today after quite a few months of leave. It was a good day but hectic - and I'm too tired to write about it right now. Instead, putting up what I composed two days back. Bye!
Early morning conversation over tea.
Y: Honey, tell me three faults of mine.
Vijay (almost chokes while sipping tea): What?
Y: I'm in the mood for self-improvement. Go on, tell me my faults.
Vijay (sugary voice): You? Faults? You have no faults.
Y: It's okay, really. You can tell me. No problem. Tell me. I really want to know.
Vijay: No, no, let's talk about something else.
Y: Honey, please! Tell me - I want to work on it. You can tell me. Come on.
Vijay: Well, there's one right there, right now - you're so obstinate.
(Silence. Hurt look on my face.)
Vijay: But in a good way! Obstinacy is good. It gets things done.
Y: Hmmm. Fine. What else? Tell me another.
Vijay: Well...you do tend to be rigid.
Y: Me, rigid? Am I really rigid?
Vijay: Yes. A lot of the time. All the time.
Y: Really? I'm like that? Sort of 'My way or the Highway' types?
Vijay: Noooo....You're more like 'My way IS the Highway'. Ha ha ha.
Vijay: But rigidity can be good - it means that you don't sway this way and that - it helps you to be decisive. Yes, we need people who can make decisions.
Y: But I often change my decisions.
Vijay: Yes! And that means you're flexible and adaptive.
Y: But if I'm flexible and adaptive, how can I also be rigid?
Vijay: Because you're only rigid about one thing at a time. Then you change your mind and are rigid about another thing.
Vijay (Getting into the flow and clearly starting to enjoy himself): ...and you don't really let things go, you know. Little things - you can't let them go. You know that?
Y (Hastily): Okay, okay. That's the third fault. Fine.
Vijay: Third? Only two so far, I thought?
Y: Obstinacy. Rigidity. Not letting things go. That's three...Aren't you getting late for work now?
Vijay (Tilting his head back thoughtfully, putting his hands behind his head while stretching out his long legs): Shall I take the day off so that we can talk about this?
A very kind offer which I unfortunately had to refuse.