'It's nice. I'm happy for you.'There, not too elated. Not too happy. It sounded more like
'Ass, look you were much better off being the average doctor than a rock star.'She continued
'Your Dad's saying that his name is coming on the newspapers and magazines without him doing a thing.'There are two issues here.
- For one thing, folks from down South in general, refer to their spouses in third person. Why do they need to do that?
- This, by the way is the problem with people from South India. 'Kris Bass' is actually the 'Kris' from 'Kris Kum' (which actually is my name) and 'Bass' is my Dad's name. In mags like RS, they have to have a surname. In my case, my Dad's name.
'Your father didn't recognize you in the photo. He says that he doesn't think that it's you. I recognized you immediately!'That's the only heartening thing really. At least my Mom recognizes my bearded-moustached-long hair look. Maybe she would also relate more to my coming out.
I actually expected them to say something about seeing me in the pride march on Mallu television. But then, I came to know that the television set at home is under repair.