I finally reached on time for the 8 am class this morning. She, as usual, comes a little late.
Mam: What’s the time in your watch?
Mam: Ashish, what’s the time by your watch?
Ashish(ofcrse, I don’t wear a watch….so scrambling to take out my mobile): Eight twen… No, no its just 8:10.
(The entire class laughs)
Mam: What’s the rule of the class?
Mam: So, you can leave.
Me: Mam, she had a dance competition last night.
Mam: Ashish, would you like to give her company?
I quietly put my phone back in my jeans….and follow her out. The girls’ hostel being nearby, she goes back and sleeps in her room…while I stand outside the classroom staring at the dogs.
Disclaimer: Its purely a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anybody living or dead, well do tell me….