I went for a meeting leaving my phone at the workstation hooked up to the charger. When I returned I saw a missed call from Jaipur. I dialled and my FIL picked it up. He said Betu had wanted to speak with me and called betu over to the phone
Me: Hi jaanu. Kya kar rahe ho?
Betu: *ignoring my question and in a stern tone* maine abhi pahle phone milaya tha tab aapne phone uthaya kyun nahi?
Me: Betu main meeting mein gayee thi aur phone table par tha. Maine jaise hi dekha aapka phone aaya tha to maine aapko phone mila liya.
*** Did you see how he scolded me?
Me: aapne breakfast kar liya?
Me: Aapne brush kara tha breakfast se pahle?
Betu: nahi. Main to bhool hi gaya. Kisi ne mujhe yaad hi nahi dilaya.
Me: Par yeh to aapko yaad rakhna chahiye. Chalo koi baat nahi. Ab kar lo brush.
Betu: Aap jaayo apni meeting mein. Bye. Bye. Bye.
So as you see, the moment I get into instructional conversation, he simply changes the topic. And I thought topic change and diversion was my role :)
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