Q. Do you remember any of the stories they used to tell you?

Do you remember any of the stories they used to tell you?


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  • arunkumar

    This happened when I was about 8 years old. I’d like to mention that my mom was not the person who she is today. She was really short tempered. We were staying in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. My parents had removed all the bedsheets and pillow covers and put them in the wash.

    I was sitting in my parents room, watching TV. I don’t know how I had a marker, but I had a marker with me. I unknowingly started drawing on the mattress. I drew a peace sign, my signature, and a woman holding a baby. I assure you, it was a horrible painting.

    All of the sudden, my sixth sense went off and I realized that my mom would be coming to put the bedsheets on anytime now. I tried wetting the mattress with a little water to see if the marker would come off. But of course, I was drawing with a Sharpie (permanent marker). I suddenly had the “brilliant” idea to put shampoo on the mattress to get the marker off.

    I dumped a whole bottle of shampoo onto the mattress and started scrubbing like crazy. It still wouldn’t come off. I heard my mom coming up the stairs and I ran into my room. I heard her come into her bedroom and I guess after seeing the foamy mattress, she screamed. I slowly came into her room and whimpered. I told her what happened. She was about to smack me when my dad came in and asked what happened.

    My mom summarized the story. My dad’s a really calm and chill guy. He started to laugh and told her to relax. My dad went and got a hair dryer and started to the dry the area. My mom kept scrubbing and all she would get is foam. She got so angry and she started chasing me with a shoe (typical Indian moms I tell you). My dad told her to relax and to settle down.

    I remember my dad sitting there with the hair dryer for about an hour until finally, the soap and water dried up. My mom yelled at me and told me to never do it again. We still have the mattress and it brings up a lot of stories of when I was young and “rebellious”. We laugh about it till this date.

    I swear, if my dad wasn’t there, “Somebody gonna get a hurt, real bad”. (Quoted from Russell Peters)


       

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Abuse? Love? Parental pressure? Sibling rivalry? Institutions taught us that family is the smallest unit of the society. Small things accumulate and there would be no society without the union that springs back to the family. Whether the family is paternal, maternal, or extended the values of an individual is said to be influenced primarily by the former. And since it is the smallest yet relevant unit in the society, most social problems can be traced back by looking at someone's family background. This smallest unit of the society needs to be taken cared of more than we take care of the endangered organisms around us.

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