So here’s how the conversation goes
Me and my bro are discussing about where he got the huge samosas from. Mom enters the room and starts ,
“Jesse’s phone call has had my head boiling”(translated fron Konkani)
I roll my eyes .Here we go again.
“I can’t believe i didn’t realize it before. My daughter IS stupid. I should have seen the signs. First she goes off and takes up electronics and now she says she wants to do biotech! If i had known before i would have stopped you.....n blah blah blah.”
My mind goes into hyperactive mode as always.
I imagine myself slapping her so called best friend screaming “DIE...DIE ...DIE”.
Who cares if some of them didn’t make it. Doesn’t mean i won’t .
As my mom keeps blabbering on ,with the look on her face as if i’m close to death, i look at my brother for help,for some words to make her stop her emotional outburst .It always gives me headaches .That good- for-nothing monkey just shrugs and continues eating his damned samosa.
I continue screaming silently ,slowly losing my mind because i have nothing to prove her wrong .I sit there watching her scream and pity my fate .
Why do mothers do that?
It’s quite demeaning and insulting sometimes.
Why don’t they just trust their kids ?They worry , i know.But still ,what’s done is done.Let go.
I leave her in the kitchen screaming and go outside calming myself with the thought of my new mobile .