She was late by two minutes
to give him breakfast
He yelled at her
She yelled at him

She yelled at the maid
He yelled at the doorman
The maid yelled at the dog
The doorman cursed under his breath

So they lost ten more minutes
He, to be on his way to the workshop
on “How to Combat Stress”
conducted by his highly stressful workplace

She, to go to her yoga class
then for her appointment with the shrink
from where she came out
with her bag jingling with happy pills

I was wondering what they really saved
by “saving” those two minutes
He, an MBA in Economics
She, a PhD in Mathematics

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Dinakshi is a curious explorer of life, and loves to see everything around her with a sense of wonder. Completely in awe of life and its ardent student, she is a writer, poet, blogger and ex-editor. Her superpower is involuntarily read and edit everything from text messages to poetry on the backside of trucks. Like any other Indian worth their salt, she’s done her time in the IT industry as a programmer. Books and journals have been her best friends for as long as she can remember. A philosopher at heart, she loves to question everything, including her propensity to question. An avid learner and unlearner, she is on a joyful path to live all that is.