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I Remain Faithful To Spouse

Discussion in 'Interesting Shares' started by Thyagarajan, May 8, 2020.

  1. Thyagarajan

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    :hello:I remain FAITHFUL TO SPOUSE :hello:
    HER multitasking always amazed me, especially when it pertains to kitchen chemistry.

    It was 8 AM. In the kitchen, spouse was checking the viscosity of the sambar, the solubility of chutney and the permeability of coffee, all at the same time.

    The huge number of multisized, multilabel bottles and cans on the shelf in front of her, looked like a alchemist lab of yesteryear with containers of odd shapes and sizes labeled in Greek and Latin. Languages one can learn, but here it was a different challenge.

    The ‘Horlicks’ bottle contained chili powder, the ‘Bournvita’ tin, salt, while the oats tin had turmeric.

    I won’t be surprised if the rat poison cover had pickles in it.

    But even without the blink of an eye, she confidently opens a container labeled Britannia biscuit, puts a little masala powder from it in one of the containers inside the cooker and switch on the gas to correct flame.

    No stop watch to meaure time, no weighing scale to go by.

    But then she heard knock at the doors, there was this call from the department of physics. The milkman has come with milk in stainless steel drum.

    Even without a lactometer she predicted that the milk did not meet the required specific gravity to be deemed fit for baby, adult, pediatric and our pets included. She launched into a lecture with him.

    The simultaneous arrival of the old newspaperwalla needed supervision in weights and measures department, which she did with accuracy eligible to earn an ISO certification. She removed the magnet that was holding on to the bottom of pan on his old fashioned scale.

    Within the next 20 minutes she noted, that the particulate matter in tap water was alarmingly high (to me it seemed normal ) and made sure that no one used it for drinking.

    By noon she discovered an unusual biologic phenomena of slowing of the movement of our goldfish in our jerry can sized aquarium and predicted that the prognosis and outcome was poor.

    With my degrees in physics & engineeg, I did not find the status of fish any abnormal but uttered an “yes-yes”, just to avoid an argument or altercation than anything else. By evening 6 the goldfish had died.

    She followed the exact norms of environmental safety in disposal of the mortal remains with necessary prayers; identifying that the cause for the mortality was the new brand of fish food, without an autopsy.

    The arrival of the gardeners made her take critical decisions in the area of agriculture deciding on which manure would suit the mango tree better.

    And the financial wizard happily manages to run the home with a fiscal deficit starting by end of third week of every month.

    It is said that all modern management skills originated from ancestral kitchenettes and go beyond what you are taught in the B schools., However top grade they are, one need some special sense. I agree.

    Even if my salary check ( or pink slip ) lies deep in my pocket, she sense it out by the time, I park the car shed - should I say phenomenal.

    Surprising that with all these attributes , a working hour from 6 AM 11 PM and on call 24 hrs a day, spouses - home makers- are still labelled "unemployed" alias SAHM and THIS TRIBE suffers that there is no organized (trade) union.

    Managing the department of Home, with two hyper active kids is another matter which needs Herculean efforts & intellectual gymnastics.

    Today in the era of re-designation, where without call for a strike, the world brothers have decided to elevate and promote the good old, young at heart, housewives to homemakers.

    Is she happy with it - I have apprehensions.

    *I have very little knowledge of chemistry, nature science, food and beverage & finance matters.

    *Despite degrees.

    I remain faithful to my wife - the Home Maker - and I cling to her just for my continued survival.
     
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  2. jayasala42

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    Your decision is right. Many house wives of the earlier generation belonged to this type. They stand equal to Ramanujan in Maths, Einstein in physics,can excel doodh wallas in assessing the concentration of milk, or assessing the weighing scales of the paperwallahs.Now a days they bring electronic weighing machine run on batteries .It is preadjusted.We can't find out an iota of error. Invariably it shows nearly 30% less. All women stand to lose unless they have their own weighing machines and the paperwallah should be prepared to believe the land lady.
    Whatever it is women are smart.
    jayasala42
     
  3. ImHuman

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    Here is a husband appreciating his wife, understands a woman's life. Men like you are saving grace among Indian men.
     
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    Dear Thyagarajan,
    I respond to the beautiful article by quoting from "Management is the name of the game"by L.G.Kulkarni[the cost of the book was Rs,25 and published in 1984]
    "WHAT IS MANAGEMENT
    You provide the house.You provide the money. Most of you normally provide children. Given these.your wife looks after you,the children,the house,the guests,the dog,the cat,the food,the clothing,the darning, ,the quarrels,the disorders,the fun and the non fun till you reach ripe old age,attain a a well deserved oblivion and die.The wife thus manages you and the house and what she does to you and the house is Management.The male of the human species is in most houses Executive- he executes the order of the Management".Regards SLN
     
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  6. Thyagarajan

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    :hello:Dear @sln ,
    At current rates in urban areas, housewives on an average of 6 to eight hours work should be paid around ₹45,000. For working women, second shift starts at home and she deserves additional 50% more wages for the home management.

    Some time before in parliament an MP desired that home makers services are constituent of economic activity and their invisible work should be quantified andincludedin national income. At any rate, the home makers are CEO & MD of every family unincorporated.

    Thanks for your response and the quote from prof Kulkarni.
     
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    If time permits please have a look at my thread "value of a home maker"in which I have discussed the various models for computing the income of a home maker.
    Regards.SLN
     
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  8. Thyagarajan

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    :hello: Dear @sln,
    It sound good that you manage to keep a tab on your old posts thanks to your phenomenal memory.
    2. Despite repeated attempts, my search for the said post of yours did not throw up desired result. However I happened to go through several related pages that have had appeared long ago in in media. It was an interesting pastime.
    A list of webpages in
    value of a homemaker in indusladies by sln - Google Search
    found the subject has been drawing attention over the years by many.
    3. Kindly indicate the relevant link to arrive at your post.
    Thanks and Regards.
     

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