The Incredible Mr. Joshi Mukard, and a Happy Father’s Day

On Friday, while driving back home from office in the evening, I was deep in thoughts about the upcoming Spain and Netherlands world cup clash that night and was wondering whether the formation 5-3-2/3-5-2 would work against the Spaniards and whether that formation would work for Manchester United too.


When I reached home there was a terrible feeling that I had forgotten something. You know, my brilliant instinct never fails to remind me when I miss something!!

I knocked on the door and when my wife opened the door, I asked her, “Did I forget something?”

She looked around, “Yes, your daughter”

Oh yes, my brilliant memory flashed into action – Dear Joshi Mukard, you had forgotten to pick your daughter from the daycare center!

I could see my wife’s face turning red, but before her rage came out through her mouth (she is highly short-tempered and has a fierce tongue to accompany that), I dropped my bags at the door and ran down the stairs. Behind me I heard the door shut with a loud bang.

When I went to the daycare center, my daughter asked me, “Why are you late Papa?”

I told her, “Your dad is a man who deals with so many big things in this world, (like World Cup, Manchester United) so sometimes I forget small things like you”

Happy Father’s day.

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About Joshi Mukard (85 Articles)
The author is a wandering soul with no place to call his home town. He was born in Kerala, brought up in several parts of Tamil Nadu, and currently living in Bangalore, shifting his base across the city on a yearly basis with fellow (unfortunate) wanderers, his wife (Libena) and little daughter (Tanaya). Despite all these, the author is a happy soul with no complaints on anything. He wakes up in the morning and sleeps at night and in-between he ducks, stumbles and dances through this world.

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