Myself Kamalamma from Kunjibettu, Karnataka.
What to tell you people? In our house, we will soon celebrate one year of the Mister working from home. Maybe I will make him anniversary cake and write, Oho you are still here, on it!
No no, I am not complaining…. Only issue Kamalamma is having with this situation is, when to clean office area in the home? That day there is online meeting going on it seems. How I am to know? I am going behind the Mister’s laptop with broom and mop and Boss is calling his wife and saying, see everyone is allowing maid inside the house, only you are not allowing and making me to do all housework.
Tchah! That Boss is blind or what? He is thinking Kamalamma is maid! Just because I am in nightie with all hair top of my head. Next time I am to clean that area I will put kanjeevaram sari and mallige flowers in my hair maybe.
But I am thinking, what type of virus this is, which is only going to school and office? Keeping all children at home in front of laptop and husbands in striped pyjamas whole day. But same virus is not going anywhere near restaurants or crowded malls or marriage hall. What to tell you, in our Udupi, one function means full attendance is there. Pattu sari, make up, jewellery and all. What about mask? Yebbe… one person is having mask on chin, another’s mask is hanging from ear, one more is keeping mask on top of head like Rayban goggles and rest all are keeping mask inside bag. Virus is confused and not going to such places, maybe.
And now it seems new virus is coming. Nowadays if someone is saying they have virus, we have to ask which one? China? Uk? US?
Maybe there is little hope that Made in China virus will go soon. Like Chinese electric lights which we are putting on our verandah for Diwali. First day all bulbs are full bright. Next day 5 or 6 bulbs are going phut-phut and on last day of festival all bulbs are gone, only long wire is left. Maybe like this virus from Wuhan is also going phut after some months?
But I am having doubt about new virus from UK. How long it will stay? It is British no! When the British are coming to India? 1600… and when they are leaving? In 1947. Ababbaa! And when they are finally going what they are doing? Packing all our valuable items like throne and sword and taking back to England to show their Queen amma. And we Indians are having to stand in long queues to buy costly ticket to see our own things in their museum. Tchah!
Okay, if I am to tell the truth like Satya Harishchandra, we are also having habit of bringing back things when we are going on holiday, but only small small items like shampoo and bath towel and sometimes flower vase from hotel room. We are not bringing Big Ben or Elizabethamma’s golden crockery with us no!
But now that vaccine is coming to our country, we Indians are not having time for other issues. We are full busy trying to find out who is taking vaccine and who is not taking. Our people are too much smart. If you are selling them poison in the name of country liquor, half of population is standing in hot sun and fighting to buy 2 or 3 bottles. But free vaccine for virus? Everyone is waiting for neighbour to take 1st dose. Then we are keeping that neighbour under careful observation. Even one day if he is not seen on terrace, then we are looking at each other and shaking our heads and saying, oho…he took vaccine no?
Anyway vaccine or no vaccine, may Lord Udupi Krishna keep everybody safe and make this virus to go away so that our men can get out of their striped pyjamas and go back to office.