A conversation between two men I live with, who are at opposite ends of the generation gap. The prompt was my arrival home last evening, with two tickets for today’s show of The Last Lear which I picked up to surprise my parents. (Ma is a Bachchan fan)
Ro: (runs to Baba) Dadu, Mommy got movie tickets and you and Didun are going on a date.
Baba: So we all will go..
Ro: No, it’s for you and Didun. You are going on a date. (smiles mischievously)
Baba: (looking surprised) Date? What is date?
Ro: (laughing hysterically) Mommy, Dadu doesn’t know what date means!!
Baba: Ok. So you tell me…
Ro: When a boy and a girl goes out alone.
Baba: (messing with his head) But if two of them are together, how can they be alone?
Ro: Uuff! Tumi kichhu bojho na! (you don’t understand anything!)