There is a saying in Hindi which means that keys, if missing, are found with great difficulty. In the Chopra family the veracity of this statement is very true. Madam Chopra is a very efficient housewife and has an excellent record in her work place. But there is no one who can beat her in forgetfulness. Every day the family gets a sample of her forgetfulness. Some day it is her office file which disappears, the next day her sun glasses are missing and some other day, her hand bag can not be seen. Even her smart phone plays hide and seek with her. But as far as 'keys' are considered, she is an adept in forgetting. Whether it is her car key, or almirah key or even her office key, no one can beat her. in forgetting where the keys were kept or last seen. Almost every morning before she leaves for work, every member of the house is seen making the whole house topsy turfy. No place in the house is spared. The eldest to the youngest is seen ransacking the whole house.One day Pappu, a four year old son of the Chopra,s comes to his father and says,"Papa, get up. Mama's car key is missing".The father, who has been a witness to such situations umpteen times says,"The key is not here. Go and search for it some where else." Little Pappu ,who has been assigned this duty, starts crying at the pitch of his voice. Madam Chopra enters the room," Who is troubling my little baby?'. The child is very clever. Pointing an accusing finger towards the lord and master of the house, he says, "He is not letting me search your car key." Now it is Madam's order, the hubby has no guts to ignore, he gets up and stands in one corner. The bed sheet, pillows and blankets are thrown like planetary objects one by one. A 'tong' sound makes her alert. "Oh yes, I remember I kept the key bunch under your pillow last night."After hearing this announcement, the wild search is suspended. She immediately leaves for office. Rearranging all the rooms, which give the appearance of a battle field, is left for the maid.
One day the Chopra family had to go for the boss's daughter's marriage. She told the children to be ready by 7 0'clock ! After all, they were going on the boss's invitation. In the evening , both children and Mr. Chopra were ready. Madam Chopra said, " I will be ready in five minutes." Father and children were waiting in the lobby for her. After a long wait, which seemed incessant, Pappu came in and said,"Papa is asking how long will you take?" She said that soon she would be there. Five, ten, fifteen minutes passed. There was no trace of Madam. Mr. Chopra entered her room. What he saw there was sufficient for a man to swoon, but he knew his wife well! He simply asked,'Almirah keys are missing?"
Well that is is another story how and where the keys were located, but one thing which can be inferred is that they could not go for the wedding that evening !!
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Written in response to The Wednesday Prompt 2014 #8