Way to go, Ma..!!

Mothers.. they know how to love you best, know how to care for you best and definitely know how to embarrass you in front of your girly friends best..

'Look! This was when Deep was just a year old!!' And I'd usually be naked in one of those photos she'd show to them..

My friend Rahul's mother had a ride in an brand new Audi A6.. when she got back, he asked how it was, the ride? And all she could think of, was 'Hm.. the AC was nice!' Then again, Noelle comes to the classes, having this weird expression and would declare, 'My mum's on a shopping spree for herself!' When we'd ask if she's out to buy things for her too, she turns and blurts out 'I'm not sure yet and that seemingly is killing me inside..'

Recently my mum had to go on a long distance travel, and not surprisingly, she was absolutely horrified at the aspect of travelling alone without dad nor me.. it's been a while of her being absolutely sovereign, both for health and general dependence..

But it was a necessary family affair and she just had to do it alone, as I was stuck here down south with my studies and dad already gone to where she was to go.. Both of us filled her up with confidence (seemingly over-flowing it in the process!) before she boarded the train and hoped for her safe journey..

However, she found herself surrounded by rowdy, young college-going boys in the train, who might have been a nuisance until, like most mothers, she started considering them equivalent to her son, that is me.. Really Ma? So she ended up having a nice chat with one particular guy from Gwalior, who recently got placed somewhere in south and lives away from parents.. And that's it, Mum got her favorite topic to chat about..

'So, do you miss your family, boy?'
'Um.. not much aunty.. actually I'm now used to it.'
'WHAT! You don't miss your mother and father!!' (And that was absolutely below the belt Ma!)
'No no! Of course I do.. its just we don't get much time..'
'NO NO!' and now the guy was absolutely panicked, and decided to add a personal point of view as a defense, 'I totally do!! But mostly when we have to cook, I remember my mother so much..'

And to that my mum held up her head high and answered, casually, 'I would totally kill my boy if he thinks of me only when he needs someone to cook food!'

That boy was never seen again in the same compartment, or at least he remained hidden from my mum's scrutinizing eyes till she got down at her destination.. Few of his friends actually helped her get down, with her luggage and bags..

Way to go, Ma!

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