D is for Daily Soaps #AtoZChallenge

D‘What’s the matter, Sameer?  You are looking a bit down,’ said Dia as she sat down beside him and took his hand,  drawing imaginary patterns on his wrist.  Sameer looked up forlornly and said, ‘It’s nothing.’

‘Sameer, I can see something is bothering you.  Tell me,’ she persisted.

‘Its ok.  You watch the soap daily and you need to know what is going to happen next,’  said Sameer.

Dia now understood what could be the possible issue.  She could now make sense of the earlier behavior patterns,  the extra care,  helping in the chores, letting her win the arguments,  getting her favorite ice-cream.  She straightened up.

‘Sameer,  you can watch the cricket match in the other room.  These matches are going to go on for a month.  I cannot sacrifice my serial for a cricket match.  And please do not keep me awake at odd hours.’

‘But you can at-least watch it on the smaller TV.  Cricket needs to be watched on the big screen.’


There was no way Dia was going to give up the bigger TV to watch on a smaller TV.

‘Dia,  let’s do it this way.  During your daily soap,  you can watch it on the big TV.  Everything else,  please adjust on the smaller screen.’


‘You don’t lose anything.  You get to watch what you want. ‘

But,  I will lose the husband for a month till the cricket matches are over,  Dia thought feeling sad.

Sameer gloomily walked to the balcony and pumped his fists in victory.

***This has been written for the A to Z Challenge 2016. My theme is A to Z in the life of Dia and Sameer, a geek and non-geek couple.  Short stories on their approach to daily life.  Do you know people like them?  Do share the stories with me. ***


15 thoughts on “D is for Daily Soaps #AtoZChallenge

  1. Thank God I love cricket, may be more than him. And I do not watch soap operas too. So always have an understanding. I loved the last line 🙂 Men!!!!

  2. Wow! Dia truly loves Sameer, but Sameer loves cricket more 🙁
    If I were in Dia’s situation, I would have promptly told Sameer to go watch the match at a friend’s house. I wouldn’t have been as accommodating as Dia!
    Loved the flow of this post, Lata! I hope they’re not fighting tomorrow?

  3. I so need to do it with my husband! Tell me a way to remove TV from our bedroom? It so gets on my nerves sometimes!
    Wonderful piece yet again 🙂


  4. The TV wars are inevitable 🙂
    So glad there were two TVs in the house though in today’s world there’s always Hotstar.
    Loved the last line, it was sheer brilliance 😀

  5. I can relate to that…Incidentally in my life the roles are reversed, I’m the geek and my husband is non…It makes for an interesting mix always.

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