"This is not sustainable"
"What is not sustainable?"
"What life are you talking about?"
"What did you do today?"
"Hmm..let me think. After you left, I read for a bit. Saw a movie. Had lunch, went to library and got some other books and DVDs. Walked in the park. Came home, talked to mom. Reading now"
"You could have cooked something na?"
"Didn't feel like it. One of these days, I will"
"What did you do yesterday?"
"More or less the same. Why do you want to know all this now?"
"And the day before?"
"Similar stuff only. Wait, yesterday I figured I will do some shopping. Not that I wanted anything but you know, let me go see what all these shoppers do and maybe get something"
"Usual only. Got so sick of it after fifteen minutes. Oxford St is so claustrophobic. And all those people..eeks!"
"You know you only go shopping when you want to feel all superior to those shoppers who have nothing better to do"
"Could be true. But really, it puts me off so much. If I want anything, I will fly to America and shop at a mall there. If nothing else, its so not pretentious like it is here. And next time I tell you that I want to go shopping when I don't have to buy anything please remind me of the last time I did that"
"My pleasure. But coming back to the point, this schedule you got going, this is your life now?"
"Well, no. Next week I am thinking I will go to a few museums. There are some special exhibits which sound interesting"
"What about planning for this Scotland trip?"
"I have to plan for that now?"
"Well you are the one sitting at home with nothing to do"
"Not entirely accurate. I am getting so much reading done"
"Why can't you spend some time and plan this trip?"
"You know why"
"No, I don't"
"Where is the money going to come from?"
"The money for the trip. Now that I don't work, we can't afford it you idiot. Where are you going to find the money?"
"Its not like before. We can't take off anywhere we want to"
"And for some reason, you are so happy with this life"
"I am just getting used to it. Now that I have lived it for three whole days, I see how this can grow on you. I am beginning to understand how you could do five years of your life doing nothing. Its fun"
"Isn't it? Why did you do it if it wasn't?"
"Hello, I was working the last five years of my life"
"Yeah right. Towards what? As far as I know, you don't even have a PhD"
"Lots of people don't graduate"
"Yeah yeah. You know what? Falstaff, even Falstaff is writing his dissertation ok? Look at you!"
"That doesn't mean anything. Even I have written my dissertation"
"The point is that you have to get your act together"
"I have to do what? Hello, I am happy the way I am thank you"
"You can't live this life!"
"Why? I will be happy. And anyway, you promised me food and clothes"
"I did what?"
"I have photographic evidence ok? And BM was there too. After the wedding when we were in Cal, they got you to give me one plate with sari and food and they said it meant that you will provide with clothes and food for the rest of my life. I don't forget such things"
"Oh my God!"
"I am a woman of modest needs. Food I can even cook when I feel like it. And I don't particularly like shopping. Very low maintenance. You have the dream wife!"
"No no no, I had the dream wife. She used to pull in more than twice as much as I made. And she wanted to go to Scotland and everywhere else. Now I am left with you!"
"So what are you going to do?"
"This is not what I signed up for. I want my money back"
"Excuse me, what money? If anyone is getting paid in this, its me. Shall we do accounts now?"
"Oh no. Leave that alone, I didn't say anything. Oh God, what am I going to to?"
"What was that?"
"Nothing. Nothing at all"