‘Ammalu, I am not complaining, but conveying my disapproval-you should not have wasted so much money on your deepavali sari’

‘Wasted! My sari is still with me and will be with me for several more years. Where are the crackers you spent hundreds on? All went ‘fut,fut’ in no time like your fancy for my women friends’

‘That comparison hurts me, Ammalu’

‘Let it. You bought crackers only to impress the women folk and went behind them cracking one after the other. Oh, what a hero’s acting it was, before them!’