Friday, 11 December 2009

Parent's trap

A story from a friend :

An elderly man in Mumbai calls his son in New York and says, 'I hate to ruin your day son, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are getting a divorce; 35 years of marriage... and that much misery is enough!'

'Dad, what are you talking about?' the son screams.

'We can't stand the sight of each other any longer,' the old man says.'We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Hong Kong and tell her!'

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone.

'Like heck they're getting divorced,' she shouts, 'I'll take care of this.'

She calls Mumbai immediately, and screams at the old man, 'You are not getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR??' and she hangs up.

The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. 'Okay', he says, 'It's all set. They're both coming for our anniversary and paying their own airfare!!'

Lesson learn : go home often, don't make your parents went through extra mile and pull up tricks on you.

Happy Weekend!!!


Marfa said...

Funny, but I wouldn't tease anyone with that...divorce is terrible. Isn't that what everyone really wants, to be together with those they love!!!

J.H said...

Hi marfa,
I just realise I love your profile picture.
Yes, divorce is a terrible thing, I hope none of people I love experience it :-)
If my dad ever told me something like this, that means I need to go home rather often :P

Stardust said...

Ahh hahah, I've read this but it still tickles me.

I agree with Marfa. Divorce is terrible. And I think people who mention divorce so loosely are horribly childish when so many out there desperately want their marriage to work.

Cher said...

thanks for sharing such interesting story. too bad my dad is already gone and whenever i can't go home, i get my mum to come instead. life is just full of tricks, but i only like the good ones. ;)

droppin' by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! took a long break from blogging, be back when things get less busy. :)

Cath J said...

Wow... good 1.... if my kids have this type of attitude in future.. I will have to use this 'trap'...LOL...

Ayie said...

Thy sure know their kids for them to pull out such trick!