Order order

My old and older workplace had similar bunch of people. They could never choose what to eat quickly. During each and every office dinner, half an hour would be wasted in deciding what to order. In that time, I would lose complete interest in eating as I would be on a deadline to reach home early. By the time the starters arrived, I would grab a bite or two and be on my way. I would later hear how late the party went on and what variety of food they consumed.

After three such outings in my last company where people used to waste time deciding on the menu, I took up matter in my own hands. As soon as we used to be seated, I used to order the starters and mains. In fact, I used to order for all the vegetarians on the table. 80% of the time, the food I used to order would be tasty. The rest of the times I used to chide that the not-so-good food is the penalty you pay for dilly dallying 😆

Then the ordering of food diversified into snacks and birthday parties too. I was more than happy to order to take that responsibility. Its food after all, the earlier it comes, the happier we are, right 😀

Now when this became an issue for me was when I started rattling off what to eat seeing the menu at a family lunch few days ago. When I put down the menu, all were staring at me. I quietly signaled the waiter to come back and mouthed the words CANCEL.

Total facepalm moment only 😐


Whacky Daddy

Long time no Zack tales here, Moo has hijacked this space, no? Anyways, its been 7 months since we have been apart and come October, Moo and I will be back in the thick of things. Heard from Zack that things are a bit dull now, the niece is missing me terribly ( yay ) and no short or tiny or long trips are being planned due to my absence ( double yay). But, but, but. Since Zack is now living as a bachelor daddy I do have some tales of his to share here 😈

Some momentous conversations as new parents:

I send him a pic of 5 week old Moo, she is sleeping sideways.
“She looks so bloated, I am scared, call the doc”
“That is what is known as baby fat, Zack”

“None of her dresses are fitting her”
“But you just got her new sets no”
“Yeah, maybe she grew overnight”
“Haha, because she swallowed a magic pill?”
“No Zack, that is what is known as a growth spurt”

“Whenever I ask you what is baby doing, you say she is sleeping”
“Yeah, because she actually is sleeping. Because of which I am chatting with you right now”

“Go for a long walk in the evening, leave baby at home and go, it will be good for you”
“Yeah, I want to, but Moo wakes up at odd hours, she does not have any fixed routine yet”
“Don’t be too attached to her like this, you should make some time for yourself too”
“I am her Mother Diary Zack and there are no other food outlets for her nearby in case she gets hungry”

“How many times do I have to tell you Visha, get her some toys to play”
“Arre, but she can’t even hold them, let alone play with them.”
“Then when will she play with toys”
“When you stop torturing me again and again with this same question”