My almost 9 year old: " I don't think A (lil sis) can watch the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Maybe I can, if I skip that 'bit' ".
Me like an animal who catches the first whiff of danger : " Why what is that 'bit' "?
After a lot of stuttering and stammering and searching for appropriate words,the almost 9 year old: " In that movie everybody has become very, very old and so they kiss or something"
Me with alarm bells ringing in my head but maintaining composure " How old is very , very old"?
The almost 9 year old: " 14-15"
Me in a panic now: " 'They' do it at 14-15 maybe, but we Indians don't.
Indians do 'all that' at 30".
The almost 9 year old and yet gullible : " Okay..yes".
Me who doesn't know when to let it go shouting after the departing boy: " And Indians do 'all that' after they finish studying, find a good job and marry...."
The almost 9 year old and already disinterested : "I know, I know at 30".
Satyam Vada/ Speak the Truth, has taken a beating today....all in the line of duty. Sigh.