The Day My Mother Went on a Strike
My mother has never been confrontational and has always been happy with her share of ups and downs in life. I cannot imagine her going on a strike. Then, is this idea of a mother going on strike so alien to me? No. A very dear friend of mine came to me one day asking me if she could share my lunch box. I did and she came out with her story.
Her parents had a little tiff over trivia during the course of which her father asked her mother what she did the whole day. The result was a locked kitchen and fridge, piled up laundry- the working of the house had come to a grinding halt. Initially, no one took it seriously and they were sure that this would pass but on that particular day, two days were up.
Those days, ready made food was not available and restaurants were expensive. Besides, everyone was dying to eat home cooked food. The uniforms were piling up as there was no washing machine! Well, later that evening, I got a call from my friend saying that the strike had been called off and that her father had given in, apologizing for having asked such a terrible question.
I was so thrilled with this episode and so proud of Auntie! Mothers should never be taken for granted.