I haven’t done a TGIF post in a while but I could really use a laugh right now so I finished this draft from a few weeks ago…
The Hero and I have developed a routine since I joined my new workplace. After I drop Chotu at school each morning I stop at The Hero’s office and we share a cup of chai at their kiosk. The Hero loves his morning chai. Sort of like this gentleman here:
You might remember that I’m more of a coffee drinker but the coffee at the kiosk is quite awful. And so:
We each get a cup of tea, I buy a biscuit to go with mine, and we share a few moments of peace.
Until disaster strikes, at any rate:
See? That’s what happens when you buy the wrong kind of biscuit!
I know, I know…
But hey, these are real first world problems. Mine are ok.
So while I appreciate spending time with The Hero over a cup of chai, I don’t quite agree with this:
Because for me the hierarchy is more like this:
TGIF? I guess! I’m working this weekend. What about you?
We in Chennai aren’t particular about which gods we worship (or occasionally don’t). We have a kovil in every lane – sometimes even two! We pay our respects to all divine entities and display no prejudice. But our real religion is our coffee-tiffin. Every eatery in the city has a patron deity and every deity’s devotees patronize a particular “pure-veg hotel” (occasionally even “High Class Veg”).
If you’re in Mylapore, visit Lord Shiva at the Kapaleeshwar temple. And then check out the Karpagambal mess.
If you are more of a materialist, drop in on Lord Vishnu at the Parthasarathy temple in Triplicane and once you’ve enjoyed the prasad, Follow the crowds to Ratna Cafe.
Church goers, head for mass at Besant Nagar’s very famous church then cross the road to Murugan Idli. Do not miss the sweet pongal.
Any pantheists out there? You can worship the universe one dosa at a time. (Please, don’t get pedantic about the definition of pantheist on a Friday afternoon!)
I haven’t forgotten my fellow agnostics. How can we really overrule the possibility of a creator for as long as such beauty exists?
Atheists, I understand how you feel. It’s hard to believe in a loving and fair god who allows this abomination to pollute our sacred soil
And now I’m hungry! Well done, Goddess… Have an awesome weekend, everyone!
You know, the hardest thing about writing these posts is trying to find a synonym for awesome. See you back here on Monday! Bring along a friend or two 😉