Done?

30 Apr

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Done.

Not quite. We’ve only just begun.

It was particularly exciting for me because this was my first time voting for a Lok Sabha election. I’d always been either out of the country or underage so far. (The polling booth ladies got their laughs when I unthinkingly said, “Mera bhai chaar sau bees hai”, but really, I was just referring to his voter registration number.)

Now to await the results and a government that we may need to flog into appropriate action.

And wait, I’m still not done. Today, I doff my hat to a gentleman who stood under the noonday sun, quietly, patiently, his body drained after 4 hours of being dialysed, just so he could do the very least as a citizen of this country. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: my Daddy strongest.

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12 Responses to “Done?”

  1. Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!? April 30, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    I doff my hat to your daddy too! Truly inspiring. Many would do well to take a leaf out of his book and follow his example.

    Good going girl!

  2. dipali April 30, 2009 at 7:42 pm #

    Hats off to your wonderful dad, OJ.

  3. Mom Gone Mad April 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm #

    Big awww for strongest daddy. Daddies do rule:-)

    Off a manicure now after having seen your well-filed forefinger/ring finger?

    Here’s hoping for some degree of competence in government.

  4. Parul April 30, 2009 at 11:58 pm #

    Here’s hoping they do us proud and turn out to be non-louts.

  5. wordjunkie May 1, 2009 at 9:10 am #

    Big hugs to your Dad.

    I myself have sadness to report, after all the slogging to get registered, I’m still not on the voters’ list.

    I see you kept your brother after all:)

  6. sukanya May 2, 2009 at 2:32 am #

    daddy’s are always the best.
    i hope he is doing well.

    kudos to both of you….

  7. Shivani May 2, 2009 at 12:03 pm #

    Take a bow, OJ’s dad. Citizens like him, unfortunately, are very few.
    I wish him the best health & the government of his choice 🙂

  8. maidinmalaysia May 2, 2009 at 2:26 pm #

    yep. like wj, am curious about why you kept your brother after all?

  9. DewdropDream May 3, 2009 at 2:51 am #

    Yay for your father! 🙂

    Nice nails btw

  10. Orange Jammies May 4, 2009 at 11:47 am #

    M4: Why, thank you, girl. 🙂

    dipali: I think his bald pate might appreciate all the hats we’re offering. 😉 Been a while since we spoke. Must do sometime.

    Mom Gone Mad: And here I was grimacing at how ugly my nails look. That’s my left middle finger. Apt in so many ways.

    Parul: After the absolutely obscene voter turnout, we don’t have much to be proud of. 😦

    wordjunkie: He was asking after you guys the other day. Come see him when you’re back!

    sukanya: Yes, he’s doing decently so far, thanks. 🙂

    Shivani: Thank you, Shivani. He’d balk at all this attention, but I’m sure I could convince him to take a little bow.

    maidinmalaysia: He dug his heels in and refused to go. Mumbled something about inheritances and imbecile sisters.

    DewdropDream: Are you ribbing me? 😕 There’s orange paint around the cuticle!

  11. In love with my life May 4, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    How come you only have a teeny weeny dot?..everyone else has this looong line on their middle finger.

    And three cheers to your dad:-)

  12. Orange Jammies May 4, 2009 at 9:33 pm #

    In love with my life: It’s my fabulous karma, girl. Or maybe because I provided them with some chuckles in an otherwise dull afternoon. In any case, it’s almost gone and I’m quite relieved.

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