‘Ammalu, the sankranthi greetings received by me from foreign countries are in fact, bouquets of praises for my proficiency in English’

‘Your English is much better now?’

‘When was it bad, madam?’

‘Before you married me. You remember, you stopped me on the bank of the Kalpathy river and proposed to me (in foreign style unnecessarily) dropping down on one knee, and asked, ‘will you carry me?’ instead of, ‘will you marry me?’