Notty-ness and Aftermath

19 Aug

Remember how a fortnight ago, Unsung had a bout of cheekiness?

Do you recall how he said that his “insolence” would probably have a certain cousin or two condemning him for it?
He thought the condemning would occur in email exchanges and so on, that Unsung would never quite get to read.

But two weeks hence, he had a rather pleasant surprise in his email inbox, at 9.00 PM at night, from the cousin sister…

“Hi Unsung,

That’s a rather rude reply! If you must be rude, why copy everyone on the message and make a public spectacle? I don’t think this will go down well with most people who are on this message.”

How misguided Unsung had been to think that the cousins would keep their opinions to themselves, and instead leave the father-and-son to sort out the matter between themselves.

Not only did she respond with the content above, she copied my father on it as well (no surprises there, since he had initiated the chain of emails to begin with)… and my mother as well!!
My mother hadn’t been copied on either the original that dad sent out, or my response (which went out to all of dad’s reciepients) but the cousin made sure that the email she shot to “tick me off” would reach my parents, so that they could “discipline” me.

What makes her think that I’ll be disciplined by her at age 21, I fail to understand. That too on a matter which, I’m positive, left my father most unaffected.

I was shocked to realize this past winter that my mother was right on her observation that my two cousins were a tiny bit more important to my dad than his own kids, after a certain incident. It seems they respond very well to his affection.

_____

8.00 AM

So her email elicited a gracious and flowery response from daddy dear (who didn’t find the matter worth commenting on earlier, but since his beloved daughter neice has intervened, it must be worth talking about, right?)

Hi <cousin’s name>

thanks for the intervention,,,that’s what elder sisters need to do..tweak–when needed…U, learn to close the issue in a graceful manner using a 5 letter word…even if communicated directly to me.

bye..take care.

to which I responded, though only to him…

If only 5-letter words were the solution to everything, it would make
all our lives a whole lot simpler.
But to be on the safer side and avoid this sort of a situation in the
future, let’s just say you don’t send me any email forwards
henceforth.

I know all of this may sound very rude, but I am extremely annoyed, offended and downright motivated to get out of this family this very moment.

Oscar Wilde’s quote comes to mind, and makes a LOT of sense at the moment…

“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them”

My folks aren’t really sky soaring at the moment…

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4 Responses to “Notty-ness and Aftermath”

  1. v August 19, 2009 at 7:44 am #

    i had not read the u earlier post of the ice cream vendor 🙂 but nice reply u gave….ye even an ice cream vendor can become anything… 🙂 🙂 its true…

    and was just wondering what we need to do,so that we become the icon of perfection in our parents eye…why we need to compare one’s own blood with other people…why !why! what’s the devil in us so to say that we would never become the perfect kid or i guess its a myth…. we are perfect the way we are

    parents should accept their kids for who they are….. 🙂

    and speaking of cousin’s ..my cousin brother is the epitome of a good kid…waiting for the right time to upload the video on you tube of his holiness drinking beer directly from the beer keg and many other things in his holy state when he was totally sozzled.. 😉 😉 and then dekho tamasha

    Never be hopeless; there is always hope
    Never go to darkness; there is always sun.

  2. Meira August 19, 2009 at 9:50 am #

    Turn 25 and you’l hang on to every word dad says!
    This is how it is! you love em some you hate em some!

  3. Pesto Sauce August 19, 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    Very apt quote that…we all become judgemental at sometime

    And parents have a tendency to prefer nephews and nieces

  4. v August 19, 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    saw updated post just now !!great quote..good u r using quotes :)…and yes …sorry sorry it has become a norm why we only should say “the 5 letter word”

    however ur desire to get out of situation would surely come true if this quote is correct….

    “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”

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