‘I have constipation. Bowels come in bits and pieces you know. Shapes are like nuts, sometimes like sausages. Even after being in the bathroom for hours I feel I have not fully cleared; even if I go now, something will come out. Weird sounds (puckered face). Bad smell! What about you?’
‘Oh I have loose motion you know. All the time I have sound in my stomach. See. (He takes his hand and lets him feel the sound.) Did you feel that? (He nods his head as if to say yes yes I do, and smiles) When I look at it before flushing, it looks like yellow kind of drinks, with bubbles.’
It was futile to interrupt the jugalbandi of the two grandpas, mine and hers; they became instant friends. How they initiated the conversation I don’t remember. But I do remember my parents brought me to visit the girl’s house to finalize the date of marriage. The atmosphere became weird as far as I could smell; the two mothers were sternly looking at their spouses who were escaping gaze, looking at the wall, the ceiling.
The most senior members were smiling and looking at the delicious plates on the table; they looked eager to take their bites and sips on the foods and drinks that were served.
Jugalbandi – is a performance in Indian classical music, especially in Hindustani classical music, that features a duet of two solo musicians. The word jugalbandi means, literally, “entwined twins.”
Pretty disgusting stuff, S, but I could well imagine it happening with a couple of old geezers. Well funny in this setting as was yours smell comment. Cheers Albert 🙂
Thank you for stopping by. I like your comment and of course your sense of humour. I have been through the phase,Till date I cannot forgive myself for judging the darlings of my household. But now, fortunately oldies for me are absolute darlings, priceless jewels that need to be flaunted despite their conversations, their habits, their losing organs; being near them comes only to the most fortunate, to be able to look at their spark from their wrinkles, their angelic movements of their hands, their legs is a thing worth witnessing. In this case, the negotiation for a marriage is… Read more »
Full of humor 🙂
Yes that’s why the font! 🙂 Thank you Chirasree.
I thought that amusing and true to life (once my stomach had stopped churning) We old folk do talk a load of shit at times 😉
Thank you for the very apt comment. Much appreciated.