I feel vaguely uncomfortable writing about sentiments of the mushy variety in a public domain. It feels so typical of a reality show contestant. But I'm going to write this post anyway, because it has become quite an integral part of my life, and my blog should be in the know. After all, this is where we began.
Situation One - In A Bus
"Y'know what? We really should travel more. Go out for little weekend trips. I'm getting sick of the city."
"You're right. Maharashtra has all these beautiful holiday spots near Bombay. We should go to Janjira Fort at Murud."
"What's the place like?"
"It's a fort on a cliff with a sheer drop to the sea. You remember that song in Bombay where Arvind Swamy was wailing away? That song was shot at Janjira."
"Really? That place is GORGEOUS! I always thought it was somewhere down south."
"And on the way there, the road winds around the cliff so that the sea is visible from there."
"Oh, like in Italy?"
(smiling indulgently) "Yes, like in Italy."
"OOOOH, Y'KNOW WHAT? WE HAVE TO GO TO ITALY!!!"
"Let's get to Murud first."
Situation Two - In A Vegetable Market
"How much for the tomatoes...hey, wait!"
"How much for the tomatoes?"
*Huff Puff* "Mr. Market Research, do you have to know how much the tomatoes cost in every single shop? It's getting late and if we finish this quickly, we'll have more time to sit and talk. Getting cheated out of a few rupees is not a problem, ok?"
(On the way out) "How much for the crabs?"
"You've stopped drinking lots of water everyday, haven't you?"
(Burning in righteous indignation) "What makes you say so?"
"Well, we no longer have to race through town finding a place for you to pee."
On second thoughts, that was not too bad. Not even as cloying as I'd expected. It's ok to be just a girl sometimes, I suppose.