Ruchi’s mother in law tells her that the matar paneer she cooked was good. Ruchi smiles.
Speaking slowly and dramatically Ruchi’s husband confesses that he had something to tell her, which he should have told her earlier…
What’s he going to tell her? 😉
My sister watching with me wondered if he would confess that he cooked the meal. That would have been great. But no such hopes. He tells his wife she cooks better than his mother.
Their little girl witnesses this most important moment in her mother’s life – her cooking skills being acknowledged by her father, as being better than her grandmother’s. I am sure this is just one of her many lessons in social conditioning.
One must appreciate a good meal. Cooking is an important skill– all men and women should be able to feed themselves.
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But this man never really gave her a compliment; he simply made an unnecessary comparison and attempted to start a competition of which he made himself the judge. They must now go all out to impress him.
He might next judge the best gajar ka halwa, the whitest shirt, the cleanest bathrooms, and who accepts the challenge of keeping his heart safe with Safola Gold. 🙄
He seems to believe that their happiness depends on who he thinks is a good cook the better cook. What else do these women live for?
He takes it for granted that these family members will continue to wish to live in the same house and compete for his compliments.
He will think it’s radical to suggest that the Joint Family system is biased in favour of some citizens.
But he will understand why some of those who support the tradition of Joint Family, do not like to live in joint families if they have to live with their wife’s families.