Today I had gone to my club for lunch and as soon as I entered its restaurant a blast of noise hit. me. The noise came from a crowd of ladies (repeat a crowd , not a group) having kitty parties. Plural yes, because there were three groups (And three is a crowd, a group or individuals). And two of them were busy playing tambola a k a housie.. To my horror, I found that one group seated near me had a couple of kids , girls, who certainly had not crossed the primary school level. Whenever I go to the club I find some ladies having a kitty party there. Obviously they are not working women but housewives. Kitty parties seem to be the opium of bored housewives. But dragging kids to a game of Tambola? What kind of values are you teaching them? If you grow up and become a bored housewife, turn to kitty parties? Seriously, do these parties and games mirror the inner emptiness of these women who have nothing meaningful or fulfilling to do? Are they an escape from nothingness?