Me: Did you empty the snack-box today?
Vyas: It had too many pieces of apple. I could not eat.
Me: But why? I manage to eat 2 or even 3 apples during snack time at work and here you are, sulking to eat just half an apple!
Vyas:That is because you have all the time in the world and I don’t. I have work to do.
Me to self: Serves you right!!
Vyas: I hate Hindi!
Me: Am tired of you hating it!
Vyas: Chumma eppoparu ling-badhlo, vachan-badhlo nnu!
Me: Dei! Tell me an alternative. We’ll go with that.
Vyas: I’d like to study Greek instead!
Me: What happened? You are looking dull?
Vyas: Nothing (says it with a drawl).
Me: You look a little tired. Are you feeling sick or something?
Vyas: Not sick actually. Nothing…
Me: Any problem at school? Were you an ‘outstanding’ student anytime this week?
Vyas: Yes, I have a problem with school. The class room in the 3rd floor is a bad idea. I’m tired!
Me: Hey, but you guys are the seniors in the block. So you need to be on the top floor right?
Vyas: Exactly! That is why am not complaining.. Just that there is a lot of writing too…
Oh yes! I was listening to somebody else all this while!!!