Age: 4 years old
Place: Family Courts in Sri Lanka
Dad’s lawyers: Your honor, my client would like to submit that he does not want custody of the children.
Mon’s lawyer: Your honor, Mrs. Chandra pleads that the father should take custody of the children.
(then the really looong boring legal submissions go on and on and on)
A century later (so it seems for a 4 year old sitting in a court room)
Judge: Neither parent is granted custody. (HELLO – No1 was asking for custody!!!!!!)
NB: Irresponsible parents and a stupid judge left two children (my bro and myself) in the air without any parents or guardians to look after them.
Age: 21 years old
Place: Swissotel, Singapore
A Girl: These last few weeks have been great and I feel that I am falling for you…. I love you <my name>
(Pin drop silence…. where silence was interrupted only by my ‘hmmms’ and ‘uhhhs’)
A century later ( so it seems to a 21 year guy)
Me: Do you want to order now?
NB: Yeah, just like in Hollywood… as predicted the relationship went downhill from there…. lesson: just say ‘I love you too’. Simple knee-jerk reaction will save many lives including ur own