This is my 50th post!!! Thanks for all the encouragement, support and especially your patience !!
Guys, a tamil post after a long break - காளமேகமாய் சிலேடை (Kaalamegamaai silaedai)
Coming back to Amma Appa series, as I previously said, they have done a great job in growing us up !! Children growing up w/o them really lack the experience - the way amma and appa handle a situation and care etc. !! Those people are the really heroes who manage things by themselves, survive and get going!!
But, on the lighter side, if we observe them, their ''rouse(ரவுசு)'' appears to be too much sometimes !!
Have you watched your amma sitting with 'pathrakaaran' and bargaining for barter (clothes with utensils)??? Oh my God!! They would bargain too much and finally they would get nothing which would irresistably irritate me . But, actually that guy (paathrakaaran) is also extremely manipulating!! Remember how Amma would force you to wear gold jewels??!! Ufff... And her push to make you attend somebody's (sister's nathanaar's machini's) wedding?? If you resist, her emotional outburst would kindaa embarass and make us do the needful !! I have hated to go to maavu mill to grind flour and potti kadai to buy beetle leaf and green chilies !! Now, I think it was a nice exposure to know what costs how much, know good maths by getting bakki paisa after buying things etc. and its a good socialising place indeed !! Another thing I hated is make 'vethal' on terrace (mottai maadi)/ make sevai(idiyappam). Oh my god!! the koozh used to be so hot and we have to make vethal (press and squeeze (pizhinchify) when it is so.. I used to be like ' why dont we buy all this instead of giving our lives'. But I have secretively eaten that koozh and did some mischievious things as well Now, it all appears to be fun and a great exposure !! And the biggest torture (for a girl) is not letting you even trim your hair.If you cut little more, it becomes an issue and thats it!! They feel as if there is great loss to life !!!
Regarding appa's torture, I have not experienced much as my appa was living away (working at a different place) . The first rouse I remember is ' his advice regarding speeding in vehicles (kinetic honda)' . He and my uncle rides so slow that they would test my patience threshold and I would just feel like getting down and walking faster to the vehicle. I dont think my uncle's vehicle (chetak) would have ever seen a speed like 40 km per hour in its life time..Again as for a girl , appas would just be at the door entrance if their daughters dont reach home by 8.00pm...thousand phone calls to office, friends and they vent all their tension by shouting/ yelling at my amma !!
Enna makkale, what about your experience on their torture (rouse)? I am ready to listen.. Would get back to end the appa amma series in the next post with something interesting and important to say!!