Dear Mr. Kamalhassan,
Myself Kamalamma, from Kunjibettu, Karnataka.
What to tell you Sir, everyday it is the Mister who is bringing newspaper from doormat to inside first thing in the morning and then reading every word like it is the Bhagwad Gita.
I am reading it afterward with my breakfast. Then I am balancing one plate idli sambar on my knees and with one hand I am eating and with other I am trying to turn the pages. All this is too much circus, so 90% of the times I am spilling something on newspaper and whichever world leader is there in newspaper photo is tasting my dish of the day.
But today morning newspaper is not there on dining table. Only the Mister is there sitting straight on chair like some Swamiji who is getting ready for discourse – his spine is straight and he is doing deep breathing. Then I am asking him if he has seen newspaper and he is simply looking at me with blank eyes like Swamiji in final stage of meditation.
Then suddenly his phone is ringing in other room and he is getting up and going in hurry and what to tell you Sir… newspaper is on his chair. He is sitting on it whole time when I am searching for it here, there and everywhere. What for he is doing like this? Only Lord Udupi Krishna knows.
Then I am taking newspaper and preparing to read it and when I am turning the pages I am suddenly seeing it!
One news item about how Mr. Kamalhassan is saying that housewives should also be paid salary!
Then how Buddha is getting enlightenment under Bodhisattva tree, like that Kamalamma is getting enlightenment under Bajaj ceiling fan. The Mister is hiding newspaper under himself because he does not want me to see this important news. Kamalamma is housewife no! Paavam fellow is afraid she will also ask for monthly salary for simply throwing steel paatre from this side to that side in kitchen sink.
It seems our Shashi Tharoor Sir is also putting one comment on the same topic, but since I am not having dictionary I am not understanding if he is liking the idea or no.
But if I am to tell you the truth Mr. Kamalhassan, I am fully supporting you in this. Why only me? I am 101% sure all housewives will give you their vote in next elections. And also build nice big temple for you in Chennai.
Now, I do not know about other women, but I am having few doubts on the issue.
First of all, who is giving salary? Husband or Government? Whether they will still give if there is maid? How much they will give? What about paid leave and casual leave? And whether we are qualified for promotion?
Sometimes when we are going to some Government office or banks for some work, staff is simply sitting and gossiping. Then they are looking at customers and saying, Come tomorrow… Computer is down. Whether we can also do like this? When the Mister is coming for his dinner, I can tell, Come tomorrow… Mixie is down?
What about end-of-year bonus? We are eligible or no? And TA/DA? After 60 years we are to continue working? Or there is pension?
And if they are not happy with our performance, we can be removed? How many days notice we are getting before we have to pack our bags? And what about our replacement? Same age as ourselves will be recruited or …?
Once all these points are clarified, kindly inform immediately. We housewives have to form one Union. It is necessary if we are wanting to go on strike in future.
I am happy that when Kamala Harris is becoming VP of America, here Kamalamma is at least getting chance to become President of Housewives Union, Kunjibettu Branch.
Now I am keeping vow that when I am getting 1st salary I will break 51 coconuts in front of your temple in Chennai.