It was kind of awkward to hearing a married man whining and jabbering away .."I am lonely, what's this, married like not married like that"
His wife works in a MNC, five days week but long hours, she sometimes or most of the times has to be in the office early to have Con-Calls and stays back late for meetings after meeings. To cut the story short, this friend of mine begins to feel like things are slowly drifting apart.
When he wakes up in the morning, the chances of catching his wife to be still on bed is to him a luxury,(that's what he said), and the topic of conversation before they retire from the evening is most often than not is about her work, or she will still be clinging to her lap-top anwering emails that she claims she has to do ,or else they will pile up like avalanches crashing down on her.
While he kept murmuring away, it then suddenly dawned upon me, I could be just like him at times, feeling frustrated with my wife long hours of work(I know she enjoys her work) and the "You and Me" times are slowly being nibbled away and that's why I thought this could be the reason why i sometimes sneak out and loafing with my friends,(just like my friend did)
When I asked my friend did he ever sound to his wife about his frustration, he said yes but he lamented it always got back to the square one.
I thought only ladies would feel lonely and frustrated about the husband long hour of work, night entertaintment and what not but not I am convinced ................we are equal now.
After hearing my friend ranting out, I told him we should come out and drink coffee more often,only when we have put the children to sleep first.............
P/S : Now I see you, Now I don't and our hearts can still tango