Sunday, February 24, 2008

Pillion Rider

A couple roared past us scorching the asphalt. SR observed - "Good. The wife is wearing a helmet too"

I said with a superior smile - "You mean the lady on the back. You can't be sure she is his wife"'

SR gave me this pitying, 'don't be silly' look. "Of course it's his wife. If it were his girl friend she would be plastered all over him", he said.

I had to smile.

1 comment:

DEUCN said...

Well it need not be, Marriage after all is not a way of restricting one self, or demarcating the ¨public sense¨. Have seen married couple plastered all over in bike.

May be i have seen some of the rare scenes ...

Ironically, often marriage need not mean that the couple are really in a union.