“ha ha . In your house ‘Shakti’ is dominant eh!? The lady wears the pant eh! In my house ‘Shiva’ is dominant! “, our male guest puffed up his chest.
My husband turned beet-red. The ‘pin-drop’ silence that followed – a loud presence in my life.
That day I discovered a sub-species of the human male ,with dominant ‘obnoxious moron’ genes, who get emasculated whenever a woman displays intelligence. And another sub-species of intelligent-human-males who care about what such moron-sub-species-males thinks about them.
“If you love me… don’t say anything intelligent in front of guests”, my husband begged.
So I write.
Note: I try not to talk more intelligently than such moron-sub-species-male whenever I encounter them but it’s such a challenge that I give up after a while. I’m not being vain …it doesn’t take much to be more intelligent than such folks 🙂
Shakti – Feminine energy; Shiva – Masculine energy
This 99 word piece based on true life events was written for the 100 word photo challenge. More details about this challenge can be found at: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/22-april-2016/
PHOTO PROMPT © Madison Woods
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