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Life's Like That - 9

Lady's Genes: Straight Hair, Black Eyes, Mercurial, Wild, Oxymoronic, Serious, Dreamy
Hubby's Genes: Big Nose, Brown Eyes, Calm and Composed, Conservative (or so others believe!) , Loving, Intelligent, Funny, Pragmatic
The gene cocktail has been prepared. And we are eagerly awaiting the outcome !

Daily Miracles...

For the past few days, due to a variety of personal reasons I have been having breakfast at the office canteen. Today, I was serving myself idlis which looked more like hard stones and suddenly I became all nostalgic about the soft fluffy idlis my grandma used to make...At that moment I would have given all my worldly possessions just to get one more of those soft idlis...I was myself surprised by this feeling since I am not particularly fond of idlis (whether soft or hard) and I wasn't sure whether I missed my grandma more or her idlis more...As I went to my table telling myself to come to terms with reality, something really amazing happened - My friend, who had bought breakfast from home opened her tiffin box and handed me one of the softest idlis I have ever eaten in my life with the words "Try these idlis - these are soft !".
P.S We usually never share food and I didn't verbally express even the slightest dislike for the idlis from the canteen...I don't know …

Assumptions...

...are the mother of all f!@# ups" My earlier boss used to say it every time we were close to messing up some work based on assumptions about the client's business...I couldn't agree more...It seems like such a universal phenomenon that each human being, each living and non-living creature, each situation is unique...Still, we all never stop assuming things...I am amazed by the number of times people assume causing unncessary waste of time and resources to correct situations...In personal life too I have innumerable such instances...
A typical example are my loving in-laws who keep forcing me to take back food from a party they host (which is very often), assuming that it will be easier for me to just heat it up and eat rather than cook...unfortunately neither hubby nor me enjoys it and ultimately it just ends up as extra work of throwing the food away, clearing the garbage, washing the dishes and ensuring all vessels are returned properly...No amount of communication has…