Saturday noon. V comes home after 2 hours in his precious lab. on a weekend. to me. who greets him with a sad face.
V: *defensively* i'm on time! *d time he'd sed he'd be back*
me: i can't find my white sandals. *with a VERY sad face*
V: huh? *can't believe it's not about him!*
me: I CAN'T FIND MY WHITE SANDALS! *thinking it was volume that got d reaction*
*can there be a dafter question?!*
me: *too sad to realize above-mentioned truth* i don't know.
waiting for sympathetic sounds. none coming.
me: come. help me find them.
V: realizing there's no way out walks with me into my closet.
me: *pointing in the mess of multiple footwear, clothes, shoe-bags, jewelery box, empty bags etc...* see? no white sandals.
V: ollay. see!! *points to beige sandals* that one!?
*me follows finger excitedly till i realize what he's pointing at*
V: *identifying d glare he's getting* umm... OFF-white?
me: THAT is beige! the WHITE ones. the strappy white ones?! they're not here!
V: *noticing the state of the closet* must be here somewhere!
me: NO! it is NOT!
V: let's check again tomorrow, okay? with a fresh mind?
after a couple of mails. and scraps. i get a reply. from suruchi. to my on-the-verge-of-tears question of "have i left my white sandals at ur place?" she replies with a "YES. u HAVE." *i quote her there!*
i KNEW i was glad to have her in my life! this just cements it further! at least i can now hope to have them back by d summer when i can actually wear them!