it was a quiet tea-party. just her and me.
she had her cup filled with milk. the cup was white, with two handles and winnie dancing on it.
i had mine filled with tea.white, with one handle and dainty blue flowers.
we said cheers.
yes, cheers can be said at a tea party.
she ordered me, dono handles pakdo.
par mere cup ka ek hi handle hai, i demurred.
kyon, she asks.
i try and be smart, tum lucky ho. tumhare cup ke do handle hain.
phir aap kya ho? she continued.
main unlucky hun, i declared.
oh, jiske cup pe ek handle hai usse unlucky bolte hain, the child soaked in language concepts.
this smart mother needs to think more clearly about teaching concepts and language. she should not try and be smug thinking she has fobbed off trickier questions.
but until then, all you out there who drink your tea/coffee in one handled cups- you unlucky sods!