Saturday, July 24, 2010

Husbands And Wives

From the "tragedy in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot" department:
"On one occasion, he mixed hair-removal cream in her hair conditioner so that she would go bald. On another, he added dish-washing powder to atta, and forced her to eat rotis made from the dough. And on yet another, he simply poured water on the bed while she was sleeping."
Mr. Nice Guy (link to ToI; hell yeah.)

Why does that newspaper reporter sound almost disappointed when she notes that such "elaborate schemes" are "often seen in children's cartoons but rarely in real life"?

1 comment:

Lekhni said...

It's not clear from the reporting whether those were the wife's words or the reporter's.

The only part I don't get is - why is the wife "still willing to continue the marriage if things change." Doesn't she know that while things will change, it will only be for the worse?