Of sandwiches and thambis
I shall be there at 630. Want me to get something to eat ?
Almost as soon as I sent the message, the phone buzzed. It was T.
T: So, sweetie, what time are you getting here ?
Me: I'm catching the 5:30 bus, so should be there before 6:30. Should I get something to eat ?
T: Sure. After you are done, wait at the corner. And listen, you are riding today.
Me: Yup. So how come you sound so happy today ?
T: Oh, nothing. Just... you are so sweet !
Me: Ummm... what do you want ? I already said I would get food. What else now ?
T: So are you going to ask me out to dinner ?
Me: Yeah, now that you said it... heheh... no da... listen I need to go and get some stuff done, so I will see ya at 6:30.
Later on the bus...
Me: Should I call her and find out if she wants a sandwich or a burger ? I have called her once already today. She will probably think I'm over doing it. But then again, I bought a sandwich on Friday. Should I get the same thing again ? Would that come across as being too boring ? Should I get her a chicken sandwich this time ? But then again, I wouldn't eat it, so she would have to herself. She would know that I bought it only for her. But that might be too much again... damn it... why do I care so much ? Double damn...
Want sandwich or burger ?
T: Where are you, sweetie ?
Me: On the way...
T: What burger ?
Me: Just wanted to know if you want a burger or a sandwich...
T: Aw, thats so sweet of you. Either one, I'm not fussy.
Bought a sandwich. Waiting at the corner. She looked so nice in her formal work shirt and trousers.
T: Here, you ride.
Handing me the keys, she sat behind me on the scooty and took her helmet off. Her hair, oh my, her hair ! The wind through her wonderful curls, the way she was holding onto me. And then she said something that made me laugh out loud.
T: So you are my thambi kutti right ?
Me: Of course I am !
Over the course of the evening, she and I had about 3 fights. I tried to pin her to the ground and she got 4 or 5 kicks in. We laughed a lot. She pinched my cheeks about 5 times. She would go upto to K now and then, hold him and they would whisper. Making sure I could see.
It is such a battle - trying to figure out if you stay where you are or take a step forward. Oh, this is going to be fun. A whole truckload of fun !