Sunday, August 03, 2008

Conversation with daughter-24

Daughter: You know what my teacher has done? She has advanced the History test from Thursday to Wednesday. She can’t do that….

Me: It’s only Monday. You still have two days to prepare..

Daughter: That’s not the point. She can’t change the date ,once fixed.

Me: I understand your anger. Why don’t you complain to the Principal? If that doesn’t work, I will activate the Parents’ Association to obtain a stay from the High Court.

Daughter: Well, to tell you the truth, this test was supposed to be held last Thursday and she had postponed it by a week.

Me: Hey, why didn’t you complain when she changed the date that was fixed last week? Is change as in 'postponement' okay, but change as in 'advancing' the date is not okay?

Daughter: Nothing like that. That postponement change was mutually agreed. This advancing change is being done without our consent.

8 comments:

Dilip Muralidaran said...

lol, awesome!

maduraiveeran said...

She has a bright future in politics!

maduraiveeran said...

She has a bright future in politics!

Lekhni said...

"Advancing"? That's the American way of saying it. Frankly, I like the desi version "preponing" much better :)

Raj said...

Dilip, maduraiveeran, thanks

Lekhni: I agree. Pre-poned would have been a more elegant term. This Indian coinage, I believe, has been added to the dictionary.

Arthi said...

Gosh, you are funny. I had to pick myself up from the floor after reading the "I blog, I am a blogger, infact I am the bloggest!"I have read only a few posts. The daughter dad dialogue was funny. I blog about my daughter too. Would like you to visit sometime.

Raj said...

Arthi, thanks. Sure would like to visit your blog, but you seem to have blocked access....

Vishwa said...

'Postponemet'? 'advancing'? the best would be 'cancellation'