While cleaning out the wardrobe, every single time I complain to Zack about the number of un-used clothes he has.
“I am going to give away all your old T-shirts, you have so many of them.”
After a few days, the man is furious to see one of those very shirts being used a mop-cloth to clean the house.
“Vishaaaa…you did not have any other piece of cloth? You thought of only this T-shirt?”
“I did ask you the other day, you were ok with it”
“You asked to give them away, not use them like this”
I can see him getting bewildered. I tell him that it was really old and it was of the perfect soft cotton material giving the best results, while maintaining a straight face. Resigned to the fate of this T-shirt, he went back to his work.
“I wish you had chosen any other from that lot, why did you have to choose this one”, he quips.
It was a plain solid dark brown color T-shirt for God’s sake, why did he have to be so touchy about it. He never is. I know I am about to roll my eyes when I hear the answer. And so I ask him.
“It was complimentary with a formal shirt which I bought ages ago, when I first started work.”
I am silent, pleading my brain to understand.
“And I have never worn it ever since. I forgot where I had kept it. And today, after all these years, you had to choose only this particular one, to use as a MOP”
What do I learn from this episode?
Zack’s T-shirts have stories!!