Monday, February 12, 2007

Not my slice of pie !

Just read in the paper today, that a Russian, Ivan Dimitrov, divorced Irene, his wife of 18 years because she fed him pumpkin [hindi = kaddu] pie for six months, and told him it was courgette [also called 'zuchhini', hindi = laukhi] pie instead. He discovered this hideous truth upon seeing the pumpkin rinds in his garbage bin. To quote his words , "She knows I absolutely hate pumpkins and she lied to me for months about it just because the pumpkins were cheap.What else has she been lying about? What man could trust a woman who fed him pumpkins for half a year?" !!

Well, for everyone's information, cougette is just another gourd, which the Maker , getting bored of spheres, decided to design like a bowling pin. Irene who had learnt her Shakespere well, thought "What's in a name? A rose by any other name smells just as sweet." But, sadly, Ivan had slept through his literature classes, and was ignorant of this beautiful philosophy of life!

Or, maybe Ivan was a super stingy guy, who expected his wife to turn out banquets in the meagre money he doled out to her. So, since "pumpkins were cheap", Irene might have used them, and, thinking that 'ignorance is bliss', she might have not wanted to break the happy spell her husband was living in.

Then again, Irene might be this lady who is a "Jane of few trades, master of one" and the one trade she had mastered was making pumpkin pies. Maybe her pumkin pies were regaled in and around her home, during her spinster days. After marriage, I can imagine Ivan telling her, "Btw, honey, I forgot to tell you, I totally detest pumkin , especially pumpkin pies" . After 18 years of marriage, Ivan was possessed with an over-powering urge to eat courgette pies. But, sadly, making courgette pies was not a trade that Irene had mastered. So, as all females think, she thought she would rather do something she was good at, and, given the attention Ivan pays to her cooking [considering it's been 18 years since marriage], he would hardly notice the difference! The tactic would have well-worked, had she not forgotten to dispose the pumkin rind far-away from home. Or had she not pestered him to take out the garbage on that eventful day.

So, all said and done, the bottom line is that never go by what Shakespeare says, especially if your husband doesnt remember his high-school literature. And, no matter what sin you commit, never substitute pumpkin for courgette!!

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2194636.html

12 comments:

Vaib's said...

Rotfl!!
kahan kahan kya kya padti rehti ho...

it just reminds me of my bro,,to whom my mom used give me papaya saying its mango!!!!
and on tasting papaya he would spit out everything..!!!

The moral: women can try everything to make someone eat she wants him to eat!! ;)

Ram said...

Serves well for Irene!!! C'mon, how can somebody do that to poor unsuspecting husbands?!

Bastet said...
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Bastet said...

@ Vaib

It is all done with a good intention! :D come on, yaar, Papaya mein kitne nutrients hai andaaza hai kya tere ko! :D

@ Ram

"Poor Unsuspecting husbands" lol max! :D It is more a case of "Unyielding husbands" Irene cooked the pie so well, that the idiot couldnt even recognise that it was his "beloved" pumpkin that he was feasting on!! It is only when he saw the rind, that he realised!! So, in the end, what was the harm that Irene did!! She dint serve him anything unpalatable!! Poor female, in the end, her goose was cooked! :D

Ram said...

Of course, you can be fed shit w/o your knowledge. Does that mean its ok to eat shit as long as you don't know about it?

Bastet said...

Daya! Gross!! Dint know you could have crap without your knowledge.. your senses would have to be extremely numb for you to be doing tht!!

Sadhana said...

Goes on to show that guys not only turn selectively deaf on marriage, their tastebuds also go for a toss.
Btw, Im surprised that he could recognize the pumpkin rinds in the garbage . It may even have been a plant to get rid of wifey dear:). Or maybe I have been watching too many conspiracy movies.

Bastet said...

@ Akka

Eggactly my sentiments!! May be he had an extra-marital going on, n decided to go on the offensive , before his wife found out the truth [In which case, he would be on the defensive! ] :D Guess, I , too, am watching too many movies -- or is it the long term effect of the rare episode of Saas-bahu serials watched while in heights of boredom!!

Shrek said...

Such a funky post deserves a funky comment.... but given the very fact that I am commenting out here, it's a lost cause anyways. Sure the dude was a bit pissed off after eating all those pumpkins and put up an amusing act.... but what surprises me more is the fact that this crap was printed in a newspaper (now if you call mirror a newspaper, sorry, ma'am, you are sadly mistaken)... even more that you noticed the headline and actually read the whole thing... more so that you wrote about that in your blog.... and now what stupefies me is that I went through the whole thing you wrote... and am now commenting upon it(!).... But it was a lost cause anyways. So who cares... chill!

~S.

Bastet said...

Shrek !! what optimism ! :P n it was printed as Bizzare in the Mumbai times, yest.. And, dint hav any better thing to do at chai tiem, so, was reading the paper, unlike some ogres who sleep, watch russel peters , n chat the rest of the time :D [Just kidding :D]

Shrek said...

Well, the mirror and BT pretty much share the same crappy titbits they call news....

Bastet said...

Agreed! Totaal crap they write! I ahev another post lined up abt the crap printed in the Times :D