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Mate…? or Mutt..

September 8, 2009

Typing the words was very difficult for her. It was her husband afterall…

Asking him to leave was really a difficult decision for her.

But she had to do it, for her company… for herself.

Had she not known how he was when she saw him the first time at the bank? Carelessly dropping a bundle of 100 Rs note and didn’t even noticing till she had pointed out. Thanking sheepishly, he didn’t even care to count before stuffing it into his expensive suit.

That should have been the first hint to her about his attitude with money. But maybe his good looks and amiable behaviour blinded her. And she was not able to look past those sugary words when destiny brought them together to work at the same place, and their casual friendship started to deepen.

She should have seen it coming when she started paying his overdrawn credit card bills saying afterall we dined together, and we shopped for me too, and I too am obliged to share it. While actually it was no sharing as she was doing all the paying and he got the credit of being a good boyfriend who took her shopping every now and then and took her to expensive restaurants, where you even need to pay to sniff the food.

Does love blind you like that? She couldn’t see her own bank balances draining.

And when he had asked her to marry him just when she planned to start something of her own, was it not a hint to his intentions. She was over the top as for her it was twice an occasion to celebrate.

And when he insisted to be the financial controller to her business, atleast that should have given her the needed jolt to wake up and see the reality. But she thought her husband loves her so much he wants to support and take right care of her funds.

How could she not see it coming?

All his decisions made the company not only ‘not grow’ but actually lose value. His extravagant expenditure and justifying it, drawing money from the company account saying it was all for the growth of the company, while all the time it was spent on his personal pleasures.

He was a good husband she thought. Always told her he loved her.

Why not? She was the greatest thing that had happened to him.

But it isn’t too late now.

She had fed him for more that 5 years now, and nothing should stop her from freeing herself.

He was taking her company down and she had to get rid of him to save what was left of it.

The letter that came today had been a wake up call. He had taken credit from all over the town in the name of the company and now she was looking at bankruptcy as there was no way out.

She wanted to take control before it was actually over.

So the termination letter ended with a request to leave the company.

And now was the turn to terminate the relationship too.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2009 4:52 pm

    Is love that blind ??


    • September 8, 2009 4:59 pm

      not love… this sounds foolish actually

      absolutely.. and i am afraid this happens in real life too… sometimes..

  2. September 8, 2009 5:31 pm

    nice story!

    🙂 🙂

  3. September 8, 2009 5:35 pm

    a well crafted tale!
    …it again brings home the eternal truth,loyalty is the core competence of dogs not humans:)

    oh i couldn’t agree more..

    welcome here.. 🙂

  4. September 8, 2009 5:49 pm

    u’d be surprised at how close to real life this can get 😐
    well-written… simple narration.. but touching 🙂

    i really am surprised how can women live like this and for what..?

  5. September 8, 2009 9:17 pm

    Oh thats a brilliant man !!! He spent all the money, enjoyed his life and now his wife is leaving him for good !!! Could he BE more luckier ??? 😉

    • September 9, 2009 2:03 am

      dont tell me u r taking pointers for ur life from this!! 😀

      • September 9, 2009 2:34 am

        Ha ha ha… !! rite…

        • September 9, 2009 5:33 am

          luckier…? i’ll tell u….

          if he gets paid alimony by his ex-wife for the rest of his life.. then he’ll be super lucky… 😛

          u r impossible Vimmuuu… 😀

  6. September 9, 2009 12:04 am

    Nice piece and in many cases true too.

    how unfortunate.. naa..?

  7. September 9, 2009 5:21 am

    Unearned money is not used wisely by anyone… Neither the kids, nor the spouse, nor parents use it properly. And yeah, that’s one reason why the Govt employees don’t work – bcos they can get money without having to earn for this. In a nutshell, you have hit one of the biggest problems facing mankind!!

    Destination Infinity

    you are right.. when you get something easily the thing loses its value..

  8. September 9, 2009 6:14 am

    If it happens in real life, too unfortunate 😦 But, if ppl cn end it sometime like she did, gud for them! Glad that she dint decide to stay the same forever!

    Best thing about writing fiction is we can MAKE happy endings.. too bad if it is someone’s reality….

  9. September 9, 2009 7:08 am

    😛 😛

    I loved vims analysis 😛 hehehehehehehehehehe 😛

    u too.. OG… 😀

    but yeah, loved the ending……. of the post………..

    hmmm.. 🙂

  10. September 9, 2009 10:44 am

    nice work of fiction…. but things dont happen like dis in reality…. now no one is so fool dat one will marry someone like dis only….

    ya this is fiction but sometimes in real life too some women tend to make this mistake.. and unfortunately can’t get out of it once in…
    it might not happen exactly as this but traces of it can definitely been found in real life too..

  11. September 9, 2009 1:57 pm


    sheesh…. kanoon and pyaar…. blind as a bat!

    totally…. 😀 😀 😀

    that was a beautiful narration Oorja 😀
    yeah, life is such and more morbid…

    choices we make in the name of love, can be really stupid!! and more often, it might not even be love…. just what we “think” is love!


    but am happy that in her mind, finally, she’s decided its time to move on!! 😀

    may some real women too take this decision….

  12. September 9, 2009 2:29 pm

    Yeah there are many real life stories such as this, but the decision to walk out doesn’t always come that easily. Many constraints, especially children and pressure from society.

    true.. this decision takes a lot to happen.. maybe this 5 year delay was the struggle in itself for this charecter.. breaking the self constrain to comply with the society…

  13. September 10, 2009 7:01 am

    Vimmu seems to have got it right… 😉

    ya right.. 😛

    Interesting story though…
    and love indeed is blind…add deaf dumb and physically handicapped to it 🙂

    at times it does become like that… too bad naa..!?! maybe that is why people fall in love…. 😀

  14. September 12, 2009 9:36 pm

    Hi i read your post its very nice and wonderful…
    so i add u in my bolg list and can u add me in your blog list…

    thanks.. will visit ur blog soon..

  15. September 13, 2009 3:06 pm

    Well written! 😀

    In these times of recession and cash crunch and all banks giving out loans on hefty interest rates, this is so relevant! And if a guy is as irresponsible and carefree as the guy depicted here, life could actually be just as unfortunate! 😦

    u r right.. if one is so careless about money.. and so much indulged in pleasure.. life has got to be unfortunate later on…

  16. September 13, 2009 7:14 pm

    nice story

    thanks.. welcome here… 🙂

  17. September 19, 2009 10:22 pm

    really well written certainly have a knack for telling stories…

    thanks.. 🙂
    just like you have the one to write posts than can make you feel so many emotions.. i love your way of writing a lot too..

    and yes I can totally visualize a real life situation thats like this..

    this does happen…women(and men too I suppose) do become blind at times… 😦

    what can be done.. there are no warning signs for these in real life..

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