Every evening, for the past 2 months, when Raj came back from office, it was the same story he had to listen to.
It was either that the beautiful daughter in law did not do any work that day or that she never talked properly to her or that she was never home to look after her.
At first he bore with it silently, not wishing to hurt his mother, and also thinking that the situation might change after some time, but only newer and puerile complaints got added day after day, frustrating him with every passing second.
But today evening, as he stretched on the sofa trying to forget his meeting with his obnoxious boss, he could feel his migraine slowly pushing its way up as he listened to the mindless bickering in the background, and he immediately knew he had to end this at once, even if it would upset his mother in the process.
With a determined face he walked swiftly to his mother, grabbed the remote near her chair, switched off the stupid TV serial and heaved a sigh of relief.