Stubbornness is Hereditary!

Mumma is here since 2 months and will return to Mumbai on Saturday. In her last three trips to my house, no not house, let’s focus – my kitchen, in Dubai; she has had one complaint that my food processor does not grind dry spices/mixtures.

I make do with a mini-chopper which grinds it coarse and not fine. However mumma-the perfectionist, refuses to accept that coarse mixture. From the day she has landed, her only aim has been to find me a mixer that is similar to the one we get in India a-la Sumeet type.

The region known for famous brands in electronics and home ware appliances does not seem to have the kind of mixer she wants. So finally after a month of hunting, we came close to buying a Kenwood one which resembled the one she had in mind.

It was taken,brought home and inaugurated. Much to her chagrin the arrangement of the blade and the grinding vessel was exactly reverse to the one she had in mind.

So now it has been a further one month and she has still not stopped complaining. Her sole aim remains to buy me a one that can grind dry spices/mixtures. Well I’ve not given up either – trying to convince her that she comes here for 2 months in year and it’s fine not to have those kind of curries done, I manage to survive with my arrangement.

An Aquarian and  a Capricorn are at loggerheads over a mixer and people wonder why I’m stubborn! Well now you know – it is in the genes – it is hereditary! So all of you, who know me – stop complaining – the stubbornness  is not going away even if I try!


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  1. Minal

    @vineeta: Yes an aquarian and always love to meet fellow aquarians!!! Oh man I can imagine, has she not realised she is banging her head against a wall? Mine has and has totally given up:-)) Mumma too but her capricorn trait keeps springing up now and then!

    @Starry – Me and Aquarian married a Capricorn too! So talk about not learning from experience and digging my own grave and burying myself deep in it:-)LOL

    @PNA: Yes Madam it's in 3.5 weeks from now:-) Post will be up cause me entering the 30s decade:-((((( Ok no I'm gonna have fun and enjoy the moment!
    Another Aquarian wow! No wonder I like your blog:-)) LOL regarding that bit about your mom. Trying to imagine and laughing continuously. Expect moms to do that! Possible I tell you! Yes they do taste better but don't we just compromise at times!

    I too am another perfectionist so we constantly at loggerheads:-) It's fun actually – if she was that overbearing, sweet mom I would've felt suffocated. I love her sarcasm and stubbornness! Absolutely! The banter is fun. Thanks for the wishes! but don't forget to wish on the acutal day:-)

  2. PNA

    Learn stubbornness from an Aquarian, I know because I am one, and I do have a perfectionist for a mother and she has a perfectionist for a daughter…. If it was my mom, she would have carried along her stone grinder to cook:)) Well, curries taste a tad better, u can't blame them!!

    happy new year Minal, have a gr8 year, so ur birthday shd be around if u are an Aquarian.. happy birthday in advance:)))


  3. starry eyed

    Agreed with the Aquarina Capri combination….it's deadly!

  4. Vineeta

    hehe!!! r u an aquarian? coz i m too and u dont knw how much cud i relate to this 😀 btw.. I hv still not grinder which my mom-in-law asked me two yrs back and still keeps on asking:P

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