And they say I am the master of the house!Yesterday an esteemed Member of ISC raised a thread on the relevance of newspapers in the present day. Today, another distinguished Member raised another thread on the position of the wife in the family. While going through these two threads and the responses, I have been forced to remember the painful episode of last Sunday.
I subscribe to two newspapers and some periodicals. Over a period, a considerable amount of old newspapers and periodicals got accumulated in our home. So, my better half called a person who purchases old newspapers and periodicals/books. She fought like a tigress with the person on the issue of rates of the old papers and periodicals and finally the rates were settled (in her favour). Thereafter she checked the spring balance and finally, all the old newspapers and periodicals were sold.
The bill was Rs. 238/-. The calculation was done by me because the lady thinks that I must sharpen my calculation skills every day. But the sorrowful part is that she took the entire amount herself, although the newspaper bill is religiously paid by me every month. Not only that, she took Rs. 12/- from me to make the amount a proper figure of Rs. 250/-. I did not get a single paisa from the deal although I supervised the entire process.
And they say that I am the master of the house!