Grumpy in lungi drinking thumbs-up
She: What are you wearing?
Me: I miss a pair of good pyjamas
She: You can wear that green lungi. She gave a meaningful look — you wore them on the beach, they look really sexy on you.
I nodded in agreement decided to return the compliment.
Me: You know you should wear that sexy off-shoulder.
She: No! (Blushing deep red) They are my besties, can’t dress like that before them.
Me: So I am supposed to be sexy, but you casual.
I thought the above, mercifully didn’t say it.
Me: ‘Food is sorted?’ I changed the topic
She: I will instruct N (cook) to make Desi-style burritos with chicken, rajma & salad fillets wrapped in rotis. Plus there are beers.
Me: I think G is more a whisky guy. I recollected aloud.
She: Oh G is fine with beer as long as it is Bira. If only we run out and have to switch, then it’s a problem.
That bothered me. I wonder why? Me, a tee-toller bothered about alcohol for strangers in a house that wasn’t even mine.
She: Are you stocked up on tonic water?
Me: ‘Oh yes.’ I nodded at her reference to my drink of choice during such occasions.
She: (consoling tone) There’s always thumbs up.
First I have to wear the lungi and now even switch my drink.
Enough was enough, lockdown or no lockdown.
Me: I won’t have thumbs-up.
She (unimpressed) Don’t be a grump dahling!
I sat down grumpy while she instructed N on the burritos.
Last part tomorrow.