Anil read the post on WordPress called #Wow Hello. He thought about his wife Usha whose date of birth is Oct 28. He called out to her, “Usha, what was the name of your first friend when you were a kid?” “Oh come on! How many times I have told you. It’s ‘Lata’ ‘Lata’ ‘Lata'” shot back Usha looking up from her novel. You could never catch Usha without her novel or the newspaper.
“And you said her birthday is in September?”, Anil persisted. “Yes dear. Hers is Sept 28 and mine October, same date. Now let me read my novel in peace. It’s almost the end of the book”.
Usha would never read anything on the internet. She felt they were alien creatures. There is no smell or character when reading on a computer. That is another reason she has never had a Facebook account or any social media presence. She preferred to use Anil’s Facebook account to check up on their family and relatives living across the globe.
Usha shut the novel as she finished it. There she sat with a smile on her lovely face, still thinking about the story. She asked “So, why are you asking me about Lata now?”