Saturday, May 19, 2012


Macho Man and Docile Wife
An Apocryphal Story

A newly married Male Chauvinist Macho Man used to bully his simple, young, naïve, frail, meek, docile wife into submission. 

He treated her like a slave, made her slog throughout the day by making her do all sorts of work, and made her life miserable by imposing on her his excessive demands and made her submit to his biddings.

Every day he used to threaten her:

“You better do this – or else I will do something you won’t like.”

On hearing these ominous words uttered by her fierce looking husband, the terrified submissive wife used to tremble with fear and meekly do whatever work her husband ordered her to do.

One day, totally overcome with fatigue, almost on the verge of collapse, when it became too much for her to bear, the hapless young wife got totally fed up and defiantly, but with tremors of trepidation in her heart, the docile wife asked her macho husband:

“Suppose I don’t do the work you order me to do, suppose I refuse to do the work you order me to do, just tell me what will you do that I won't like? Tell me, what will you do...?”

Male Chauvinist Macho Man looked self-effacingly at his “docile” wife and said:
If you refuse and don't do the work I order you to do then I will do the work myself...”

Moral of the Story: If someone tries to bully you, just call his bluff.

Copyright © Vikram Karve 2012
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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and he is currently working on his novel. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles in magazines and journals for many years before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for almost 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing. Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts. 

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My Unfinished Life said...

hehhe....wat a funny end..thats a wife's ultimate nightmare..husband doing the work..which ofcourse means double work trying to undo the mess!!

TheColorsofMySoul said...

I like the end..but there are still so many people out there who regardless of thinking about other keep forcing them as per there will.

Anonymous said...

Just seeing the issue as unjust is a huge step I feel, because often those who are being bullied are told not to make a big deal and 'please adjust'.