I’m a big fan of yours. In fact I’m in love with you. I cannot imagine life on earth without you. I always wonder how you look so dark and grey and angry and yet when you send down those showers it is so calming.
Having said that, I now come to you with a strange request. I wish you would stop raining in Chennai just on Friday and certainly on Saturday. You see its my baby’s birthday and we plan to have a party on the terrace. I’m sure you understand why having an indoor party for kids is tough – i mean, just imagine having to shove 22 hyper children into a room?! It’s the psychological equivalent of leaving 22 merry bulls in a China shop – so to speak.
People say, why not rent a premises. I don’t want to do that – because:
a) these venues are time bound and I do not want to keep looking at my watch all through the party
b) they offer a fixed and boring menu – so can’t fit in stuff that my baby likes
b) the theme parties that these places host are rather sad…not my style. If I have original ideas, why not use this opportunity to implement it?
So that’s the reason my heart is set on the terrace. But if it rains – it will all be damp squib. Please please please be nice and don’t rain just on those two days. I love you and ask so little of you. In fact, usually I’m the first to say rain rain come again…
I know that if push comes to shove I will be able to hold an indoor party. But my heart is set on an outdoor one. And my heart wears blinkers! If it decides on one thing its so so so difficult to accept an alternative. Don’t blame me for it. You’ve got to have a chat with Brahma on this one. It’s a fault in the creation process. Not mine!
I also don’t like to offer bribes to get things done. You know how people say I will break 10 coconuts or I will do this abhishekam or that. I say, if God’s take a bride then why not politicians! So no bribe. But here are some things that could earn me brownie points:
a) this one’s gonna be a totally eco party. No plastic (except the chairs ). Good for earth and of course good for you!
b) all the return gifts are eco-friendly and they have all been bought from charity organizations. The proceeds of these will go towards special needs children
c) like every year, this year too i will donate one whole day’s meal for children in an orphanage.
….No I don’t do all this to impress anyone. I do it for myself – simply because I want to. And because it makes me feel more human. I do not announce it. But I had to tell you – just in case it helps you change your mind.
So well, please consider this an appeal from an ardent fan/devotee/mother…and please don’t rain on Friday and Saturday. Please.
A desperate mom