Meet my granny
“You guys don’t let me work, otherwise I would have finished washing the utensils by now…”, says my granny, after being caught, stealthily going into the kitchen to do her favourite chore. My mom’s compassionate pleas of “But you are old now, you have worked hard all your life, why don’t you take some rest?” fail miserably to convince her. “But I get bored doing nothing. I like doing kitchen work,” she smiles, her toothless smile.
What can you say to that?
And so begins the race to finish the kitchen chores before granny even gets a chance to do anything!
Trust me, it’s not that easy.
Once I stepped into the kitchen, a good two hours before lunch to see if I could be of some help, and lo and behold! lunch was already ready…thanks to her!!!
I never quite understand what drives her to work this way, relentlessly, every single day with such passion and energy….
hats off to the ‘Great Lady of India’ as my grandfather jokingly calls her…but that’s another story…