I leave for my IV(Industrial Visit) this weekend. I completely forgot to tell my grandfather about it though. He's a very outdoorsy person but he obviously can't travel much. So when he gets to hear that any of us are traveling, he gets pretty excited. He also insists on giving us money, though mum and dad do that anyway.
So the two of us are sitting in his room discussing the trip when my Grandmum walks in. he asks her to go fetch his wallet. When she does, he removes the money and hands it over to me.
(The entire conversation is in Sindhi)
Granddad: Pesa ghat thee vaya ta makhe phone kajey, dad khe na.
(If you run out of cash call me. Don't call your dad)
Me: Chinta na kayo. (Dont worry about it.)
Granddad: Ghat thee venda ta ma tojhe tadi jo tade e-mail kare chandindam.
(If the need be, I'll 'e-mail you the money that minute itself.)
Grandmum: (Laughing hysterically): Paisa e-mail kanda? E-mail mein ta nyapo vendo aa!
(You're planning to e-mail money? Don't you know, you can only send messages through
Granddad: (Looks like he is in a fix.)
Grandmum: (After thinking for a very long time) Money order patheta sago.
(We can send her a money order.)
Grandad: Ho suthi idea aye. (That is a good idea.)
Grandmum: (As if hit by sudden realisation) Par money order pathe natha sago choki jestai peso vendo, ho huto hali vendi.
(Money order is not a good idea. By the time you send her the money, she will have left the place.)
Grandad: Hane? (Now?)
Grandmum: Heeya kayo. Hunke khe hane hi double de chadyo. Problem theendo hi na.
(Just give her double of what you just did. Problem solved!)
Then she just smiles feeling pretty smug about her superior intelligence and the fact that she knows the difference between an e-mail and a money order. My granddad in the meanwhile forces me to accept more money and won't take no for an answer.
Grandmum, Granddad, you guys are the sweetest :)
I can't I wont see them for an entire week. =(