Atithi Tum Kab Aoge?
Atithi Tum Kab Aoge?
Intro: There were some valid reasons behind these lines, "Atithi Tum Kab Aoge?"
Almost every house of the world receives guests in abundance every day. It is like the homecoming of
the fat lords and the gossip queens, who demand nothing but a royal serving of delicious food, palatable drink and precious time of the host to participate in a futile debate full of shit discussions which is ought to end in their favor else they won’t give the offerings to the children of the house while leaving. The most irritating part was when any guest used to come home without pre informing and all my plans of watching my favorite show on television got cancelled.
I remember it was the beginning day of summer vacation and I was about to go to play for a long hour with my friends after longtime. No sooner I opened the gate, suddenly a car halted at front of my gate, some known while some unknown faces got down from it and the alpha of pack interrogated from me, “Beta Papa Ghar Pe Hain?”. I couldn’t go to play that day and had to help my mother in managing dishes. I don’t know where did they come from? what future telling machine they had? because they landed up exactly at that time when I was about to enjoy.
The teaser didn’t end here. Every guest list had a personified petrified one big fat intelligent member of the self-obsessed family used to ask a set of strange questions from me.
Some were even related to my future plans as if they cared about me a lot. When they didn’t have any answers to the question what will happen with them in the future then why in the hell they enquired so much from me. The very common part which happened with every one of us that we had to tell mathematical tables, recite poems, sing songs to entertain them until our mother brought the mouthwatering dishes which only came out when guests came. Then I also had a chance to eat tasty snacks, I filled my pocket with cream biscuits and hand with namkeen, ran away to room and ate them.
It is said that good things come to those who wait, wait and wait, so the best thing about the guests was when they were about to leave they used to give me money, sometimes 100, sometimes 500. The bigger the amount, the longer was the wish list. But the worst thing happened when my mother took money from me and convinced me that she would buy something for me.