Part 1 here.
S called last Saturday, bright and early Pacific time.
S: You still sleeping?
Moi: What? At this time? I woke up, read for sometime, then I went to the gym, attended two classes, did groceries and now I am back at home cooking.
S: Great. I wish I am as motivated as you are. I can't seem to do anything right.
Moi: If it makes you feel better, I am still in bed. So what are you upto?
S: Oh okay. I came to work to finish up this thing I am working on. I am going to LA this afternoon.
Moi: LA? How come?
S: My sister's flying down too. To meet this guy.
Moi: What guy?
S: He came here last week. He is nice and stuff.
S: Yeah, so I figured I will go see him this week. Also get sis to meet him.
Moi: So you like this guy?
S: What do you mean like this guy? He sounds all sensible. I said Yes.
S: Yes, that's why sis has to meet him now.
Moi: Hang on. Back up now. You met this guy over a weekend and decided to get married to him?
S: We have been mailing each other for sometime. So it is not just a weekend thing.
Moi: But how? How can you do this? You know nothing about this guy.
S: Not true. You are just mad because you I didn't tell you.
Moi: That too. Actually, good point. Why haven't I heard about this?
S: Because I did not any want input.
Moi: Wow, that makes me feel so much better.
S: No, seriously. I wanted to make this decision by myself. If I start talking to people, you all will come up with hazaar questions and issues.
Moi: Right. So the solution is not to raise any issues at all. Awesome.
S: Stop being mad. There are no issues here, okay?
Moi: Okay fine. So tell me about this guy.
S: He is a couple of years older and he sounds very mature.
S: Which I think is what I want. Something clicked between us, so I said Yes.
S: He is quite independent too. Think he will help out with cooking and housework.
Moi: Really? How nice.
S: Yes. Cut that sarcasm, will you? It is not a given, not in arranged marriages at least.
Moi: If you say so.
S: And he's lived in different places though he is from a small town. Just like me.
S: So the wedding will be in May sometime.
Moi: Oh cool. So he lives in LA?
S: Yes. Don't think I will move there anytime soon. Not this year for sure. He sounds very supportive about my career.
S: Yeah. He is very serious about his career too. So he told me its upto me what I want to do.
S: What are you mumbling?
S: Go on, tell me.
Moi: Well, I was thinking that I wouldn't marry anyone who tells me that it is upto me.
Moi: First of all, someone who would be okay with me sitting at home is someone I would definitely not want to marry.
S: That's you. My priorities might be different. It might change.
Moi: Obviously. And second, ofcourse it is upto me what I want to do. How stupid is someone telling me that?
S: See, see why I did not talk to you before. Listen, this is an arranged marriage. We have to talk about all this so that our expectations are clear.
Moi: Of course.
S: Why? Why can't you be positive about this?
Moi: But I am. I have enough faith in your judgement to be extremely positive about this. Its your priorities that I have a problem with. But I can do nothing about that, can I?
S: Nope. People are different. And it is time for you to grow up.
Moi: Yep. So when do you have to leave?
S: I need to leave now actually. Will talk to you after I get back tomorrow evening.
S: Bye then
Moi: Hey S..
S: Thanks, I thought you will never get to it.