Afternoon D & C Dedicated To Mumbai
Home > Edit > Ridiculous percentages..!

Ridiculous percentages..!

Saturday, July 15, 2017
By Robert Clements

The wife told me we had to visit the neighbors this morning. She said we should take a box of sweets along with us. “Whatever for?” I asked, “are they moving out?”

“Their daughter passed her SSC. Wear your suit!”

“Suit?” I asked, “is she getting married?”

“This is bigger than a marriage.” said the wife. “She has passed school!”.

I wore my suit and watched my wife drape herself in a silk sari. “Don’t you think we are overdressed?” I asked a little self-consciously.

“She has passed her HSC,” said my wife quietly. “Let us go.”

“Why aren’t they playing any music or having a band outside their house?” I whispered to the wife as we stood outside the neighbour’s house.”

“Everybody does not have to celebrate like you,” said the wife sarcastically. “Some people know how to do it quietly and humbly!”

“I wish we had been humble in our dressing too!” I said ringing the doorbell and then stepping into a room with scores of people, all dressed in black.

“This is the wrong house, somebody has died over here,” I whispered to the wife as I stepped into the mournful room. There were people all over, some were weeping, some were crying softly to themselves and others were holding each other, comforting one another. “Hide the sweets! Find out who died!”

The wife talked to a few women who were mourning and then started crying herself.

“Who is it?” I asked, “who is dead?”.

“It is worse than death,” cried the wife.

“What could be worse than death?” I asked desperately.

“Her future,” mourned the wife suddenly bursting into loud sobs and starting off a chain reaction from the other women present.

“What has happened to her future? “ I asked, flabbergasted.

“It’s spoilt,” wept the wife.

“But I thought she passed her HSC,” I said confused.

“She did,” said my wife.

“So what’s the problem?” I asked.

“Her marks,” said the wife, “no college will give her admission.

“How much did she score?” I asked, looking round for the father to give him my condolences.

“Ninety nine percent!” sobbed the wife, shaking her head in grief, “and the cut off percentage in all the colleges is hundred. Her future is ruined!”

I put my arms around the father of the girl as I found him, beating his chest in a corner of the room, and tried to comfort him in his moment of anguish.

The wailing in the room grew louder and louder..!

COMMENTS
No Comments Posted
POST YOUR COMMENTS
Name:  
 
Email:    
Comments:
 
 
I recently got married. It was an arranged marria
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Astrology
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)You will travel to sign new contract or conclude an earlier task. Good news arrives through mail or is conveyed over the phone. You will reap the benefits of the hard work and consistent efforts put in by you. Your efforts will be rewarded by perks and compensations. If you have been ill or out of sorts, you will be feeling better. You can expect friends and well wishers to get in touch to ask after you.
- Advertising -
First-of-Its-Kind Program from acclaimed Zicklin
The Real Estate Management Institute- REMI, after
eLearning trends will provide several pointers th
Read More