I will tell you my personal story as to why I remain faithful to my wife. It is just for survival.
Her multitasking always amazed me, especially when it came to chemistry. It was 8 in the morning.
In the kitchen, my wife was checking the viscosity of the sambar, the solubility of chutney, and the permeability of coffee, all at the same time.
The huge number of multisized, multilabel bottles and cans on the shelf in front of her, looked like a 17th-century alchemist lab with containers of different shapes and sizes labeled in Hebrew and Arabic. Hebrew and Arabic you can learn, but here it was a different challenge.
The ‘Horlicks’ bottle contained chili powder, the ‘Bournvita’ tin, salt, while the oats tin had turmeric.
I won’t be surprised if the rat poison cover had pickles in it. But even without the blink of an eye she confidently opens a container labeled Britannia biscuit, puts a little masala powder in one of the cookers and put it off. No watches to time, no weighing scale to go by.
But then suddenly, there was this call from the department of physics.
The milkman has come with the milk. Even without a lactometer, she predicted that the milk did not meet the required specific gravity to be deemed fit for human consumption, adult, pediatric and our pet included.
The simultaneous arrival of the old newspaper walla needed supervision in weights and measures department, which she did with accuracy eligible to earn an ISO certification.
Phenomenal I say. Isn’t it. Surprising that with all these qualifications, a working day from 6 am till 10 pm, and on-call 24 hours a day, Indian housewives are still considered unemployed and have no organized Trade Union.
Administering the Department of Home, with kids is another matter I don’t want to discuss here.
She is guiding light of all matters spiritual. I wonder her knowledge about our dharma. Not to be missed is the way she runs around in two and four-wheelers to complete the driver’s job too.
Today is the era of re-designation, where the department heads have become Directors, Managers as Chairman and owners as CEOs.
Without a call for a strike, we have decided to elevate and promote the good old, young at heart, all-knowing housewife to a “Homemaker.”
She is happy with it!
I have very little knowledge of chemistry, natural science, food beverage or commerce or arts.
I remain faithful to my wife, and I cling to her just for survival.
Salute to all lovely women.
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**This beautiful post has been adapted from the answer published by Tiny Nair. You can reach his original post here.