Meesha's Mish Mash

Best Before . . .

When I called at the residence, I was greeted by a woman clearly past her sell by date. On requesting an audience with the Minister, the woman directed me to a car parked outside, in which, she said, her husband had taken up temporary residence while meditating

“Meditating?’, I queried, raising an eyebrow

‘Yes’, she replied. ‘Meditating on the nature of beauty’

Outside, the minister, sporting what looked suspiciously like a black eye, had lit a small fire in a vain attempt to keep warm.

They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The minister’s eyes had been somewhat blind to his wife’s beauty before but although his banishment from the house period of meditation and reflection had been for but a short while, already he was beginning to see his wife in a more favourable light (through the one eye that wasn’t swollen and half shut).

“I didn’t mean it’, he said. “Tell her it was a joke”

As I walked back to the house, leaving him huddled over the tiny flickering flame of his fire, I heard a plaintive cry split the still night air . . .

‘I say, You haven’t got any spare coal on you, by any chance?’

[Based on story here]


4 comments on “Best Before . . .

  1. WOW. Talk about open mouth, insert foot syndrome! I know they have a totally different culture and that in general most of the men are dragging their feet in the whole gender equality field, but really?

    You definitely made me want to read further… further than I would have if you had just posted a rant regarding his remark. Thank you!

    • meesha
      October 14, 2012

      He definitely didn’t stop and think before he spoke !

  2. shovonc
    October 18, 2012

    Love the general air of melancholy and regret.

    • meesha
      October 25, 2012

      It is a foolish man that publicly humiliates his wife.

      While the scene in this post is entirely my imagination, I would be surprised if the minister’s wife did not act in some way seek to make him regret having uttered those words

      (Women have many ways of making a man unhappy !) 😆

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