Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Quarrel ! ! !

“Why do I have to go?”

“You have to!” Mom was red and I could see that she was grinding her teeth together – she is really angry now.

“You know I hate all our relatives” I pleaded

“We are not going to go there alone. Stop whining and get ready”

I never say anything more than twice. I expect people to do the same with me. So I quietly went and pulled on a worn out jeans and a faded black T-shirt.

“You are not going to wear that...” I got into the car and shut the door before mom could complete that sentence.

“You are going to have nobody once we are gone” Dad started.

I wanted to put my hands over my ears and scream.

“You should learn from your sister, you know. Everyone loves her. And she mingles so freely”



I wanted to say that we were in the car and not in the house, but I shut up. Mom got into the car. We started moving.

“I don’t know what I am going to do with him.”

This happens all the time. They start discussing as if I am not there.

“Stop comparing me with Sis’!”

Mom said, “You are both our kids. How did u both turn out so different?”

I ignored it. I looked into the rearview mirror and saw dad looking at me. His eyes said he was so disappointed with me.

I could not take it anymore. I stared back into the rearview mirror and said, “You loved your relatives, how did that turn out for you, dad?”

I hit the sweet spot. Mom fell silent. I could see her profile, and I must say she was really scared as we waited for Dad to explode.

I sniggered, loud enough for Dad to hear. The heat inside the car could have been due to a nuke going off. But he didn’t break…

“That’s right! Leave me alone.” I said to myself. “I am not your daughter. I don’t like your relatives. The next time I don’t want to go - don’t force me!”

They never ever did…


  1. wow! i am like that too! i say once & no more. and people can say once & can be sure that i will remember forever . no need to repeat!!

    and i hated my relatives too!

  2. Well, but that kinda character isnt a pretty sight at home! All I keep hearin is "Why cant u be lik ur sister!" hehehe!!!



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