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Short Story: Oh, Honey!

“Honey, I’m in the kitchen, making a cup of Chai Tea for myself!”
“Would you want some?”

Amidst, the chaos of washing leftover dishes from lunch, I could hear him reply,
“Yes, Please!”
“A huge cup for me, please!”

I yell back, “Sure!”

I fill the pot up with water, and while the water was boiling, I added in some freshly grounded Elaichi (Cardamom) powder, a small scoop of Red Label Tea leaves and a teaspoon full of sugar, and I let it boil some more.

“Hmm, smells fabulous already!”
“I hope it turns out well…”

I decided after a couple minutes of boiling that it was time to add some milk.
I added some milk and boiled everything together for a couple of minutes.

“Wow, look at that color!”
“I think it’s done!”

I was so proud of the way it looked.
I raised my head with attitude, and I patted myself on my shoulder, smiled;

“Wow, girl! You’re such a MasterChef!”

I strained the tea leaves and everything else and poured the tea into 2 cups.

“Honey, come!”
“I kept the Tea on the coffee table!”

He walks out of the room, picks up his cup from the table and sits on the sofa, crosses his legs, and places his cup on his lap.

He took a sip and looked directly at me.

“Darling, you are a good cook, you know?”
I replied with the brightest cheekiest smile,
“Oh, Yes, I know!”
“Thank you!”

He smiles and carries on to speak.
“But, however, I say this with utmost care, love, and affection for you…”
He paused.

Now, my heart starts racing, while wondering what, what, what?

He shut his eyes, shook his head and chuckled,
“You CANNOT make tea for nuts!”
I giggled at his expression!
I whispered, “but, but… the color…”

He cut me off right there and continued speaking,
“Now, tell me,”
“How does a good cook like you, not know how to make tea?”

I whispered in a hushed tone, “Can I tell you a secret?”
He leans in while laughing, “I’m all ears!”
I giggled and continued to blurt. “The truth is that I really don’t know how much milk to put!”

“But, Darling, you should REALLY try my cookies!”
“Especially the ones I baked yesterday.”

I winked, and smirked at him with a lot of assurance,
“I promise you, It turned out, way BETTER than the tea!”
“I mistook Ajinomoto (msg) for Shhu-GAR!”

He laughs loudly, gets up from the sofa, kisses me on my forehead before walking into the kitchen and joked,
“WHAT, A Chhhaaammpp-ioonnneee!”

I laughed out loud and exclaimed,
“Oh, Yes, I know!”
“I deserve A BIG, BIG Award!”

Hello everyone, I know I said that I’d be on a break until January. But, who am I kidding? I really cannot stay away!

So, how has everyone’s Christmas been? What did you do for Christmas?

19 thoughts on “Short Story: Oh, Honey!

  1. Lol nice story, you shouldn’t explicitly express that you are good at cooking so publically. Me being a foodie might end up with extravagant expectations when we meet (although I’d pass on your tea though😂😅). Nonetheless a lovely write-up.

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    1. Heyy! I’m a champion! Remember that always! 👏👏
      What ever happened to the words everyone always says, ‘it’s all good as long as you make it, with all your heart?’ And all those extra mumbo jumbo
      ? I guess, it doesn’t apply to food huh? 😂
      Anyway, don’t worry! Swiggy is pretty awesome! ✔️


      1. Yes… Thanks 😐 but my taste buds would still probably be faithfully loyal to a coffee shop when it comes to chai/coffee. 🤣😅 Besides I tried to cook once for my friend with utmost sincerity but I overdid on the spices & that gave him an upset stomach.🤮🤢 So that’s when I learnt that food is a supreme art, where the efforts don’t contribute towards the final outcome. 😂😂😂

        PS: I single-handedly significantly contribute towards the yearly profits of Swiggy as my mum believes. You can always treat me to something from that when we meet, being the modest man that I am I wouldn’t mind at all. 😂

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      2. Hahah! That was really funny! Really made me laugh!
        Good news is that, we all learn from our mistakes! *phew*
        Cheers to an amazing friendship Sid!

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      3. The delight of our friendship is mutual… 😊

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  2. This is a cute story.

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  3. I celebrated my first Christmas without my dad who passed in August. It was better than I thought it was going to be.

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    1. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. My deepest condolence to you and your full family. I’m really glad that your christmas turned out better than anticipated.
      Happy New Year…

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  4. Oh manh! I’ve mistook semolina for sugar 😂

    I feel you 🙌 loved the story! Nice one!

    Do write more short stories in 2020 ✨

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    1. Hahahah! That made me laugh so, so loudly!
      I kinda like that I’m not the only champion around! 😂👏
      I started labelling everything after that funny incident.
      Looks like we have all created our own happily ever laughters! And, I’m really lovin it!
      I do intend to write a lot more about my own epic failures! They’re so hilarious and I kinda feel bad that it just stays in my head. It’s like I can be all alone and just laugh out loud, thinking about them.
      Happy New Year sweety! ❤️

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  5. Oh Sal I mistook salt for sugar and added it in the tea!
    U realised it only after my children drank it and found it to be gross! 🌷

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    1. Hahah! Ai Yai Yai… I can imagine that whole scene!
      I hope you took out snapshots of their expression… these will be fabulous memories in the long run, when they’re all grown up…


      1. Yea, their expression was very funny and my face was also like that!
        You are right they should remember that for many years Sal! Have a great evening…! 😀

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      2. Oh definitely! Have a fabulous day! 🌸

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  6. That was pure love between two persons

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