Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Housewife and her Kitty Party

She is a housewife, never did any job. Her husband is a government officer, a Class 1 Officer. She has two children and a house in Delhi. One child is away from home, studying abroad, and the younger one busy with her studies. Her husband is posted in another city and away from the family. So what does Mrs. S do in her free time?

Speaking to her the other day, S my friend spoke out her heart. I have known her for quite some time, yet don’t know her. I’m not a person who likes to peep into others lives. But some friends are close and speak out their mind frankly, discuss their problems and I too do the same with them

But S, she’s an introvert. Then how does she cope up with her Kitty Group.

...look around for answer...

Kitty Party has never been in my list for recreation. I hate these simple thought...I hate gossip and wasting my time into doing nothing but only loosening my purse for few hours of pleasure.

And S, she’s a member of a Kitty Party. Every fortnight the group comes together and have fun. But S again is not a fun-loving person. So how does she cope up with her group?

...scratch my head...

The other day she came up to me and spoke about her Kitty Party group. I came to know she has been with her Kitty group for the past six years. With her husband away and children busy with their studies, she has lots of spare time. So she liked the idea of joining a Kitty Party.

The regular get together was a way of spending her time to get rid of the boredom. But now she feels she is wasting her time in that group. New members have joined who are financially very sound and show off their clothes and jewellery. There’s a lot of gossiping, mostly back- biting, that’s what she told me.

Then, there was a time when she had liked all this. She had been so enthusiastic about her Kitty Party.

...why this sudden change?

I could read from her words that competition among each other has grown. Jealousy is another factor. Younger members, younger than her, have joined the group. Topics for discussion don’t match with each other. And gossip and back biting has topped the list.

At last she has realised she gains nothing out of her group, only return home with a headache and a mind full of ill thoughts.

Now, though she wants to stay away, she says, it’s not easy. But she can if she wants to, that’s what I told her.

And to add few more words about it I said, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”.

She gave me a hug and we went home. Hope she finds her way out.

Share your thought about Kitty Party.

Friday, January 14, 2011

When the Year 2011 came in...

This year came and I have made no resolutions. I know I don’t have to think much for there is so much to see, read, learn and think about.

The year came in as Onion Tears were being shed.

Take a thousand rupee note to the market and the bag comes home half filled after the buying only few monthly grocery items for the home...Indian Economy...Economist heading our country.

News about Murder, Rape, Robbery, has become a daily news item...when fear has been happens.

Watch the powerful politicians going around as though they are carrying the country on their live or die they’ll make thoughtful claims once the elections come round the corner.

Scams, scandals and all the drivel in the news...make money while the sun shines...when in power...hahaha.

I have no time to think about making New Year resolutions...for to think or not to think is the same for me at present.

Why rise my stress level...just accept what’s happening...doesn’t mean I’ll keep mum when I see something wrong...will raise my voice...hear you may...or ignore...a resolution...did I make one???