Step 1: today I locked myself and kids out. Kids are already late for their class.
the good news: I had the car keys and cellphone.
the bad news: the duplicate house keys are with the mmmim who is in Mumbai on work.
Step2: I decide to focus on getting to class first.
Good news: is that class is only 10 minutes away
bad news: car gate key is locked in at home with the housekey. ouch.
good news : an auto magically appears.
Step 3: get to class. Drop kids and call mmmim.
Good news: I don’t have to hear that lecture that begins with :”you careless careless etc ” just yet. The man is on the flight to chennai and so the phone is switched off.
better news: three of my friends offer their roofs, homes and hearts to house us until the mmmim appears.
best news: Naturally, I choose the friend who offers a prayer for “zero superior looks and snarks from spouse.”
he is livid. All mosquitoes are indoors. I had left three windows open, when I locked myself out.
moral of the story: the rest of the things can happen in any other city. But mosquitoes can get in through netlon windows only in chennai.