There is absolutely no space in my laptop, whom we shall call Betty's hard disk. One day when i was talking about my grave concern on Betty being fully occupied, a friend suggested that i ask appa for an external hard disk. Uhm, so that is exactly what i did. Went something like this.
Me : Appa
M: You know, i have no memory left.
A: Snigger. Snigger. (looking at amma) See, didn't i tell you, she's been acting weird since she did that bungee jumping.
M: (haha!!) Arey appa, my Betty does not have memory.
A: (Putting his coffee cup down) Who? Who is betty? Isn't that a girl's name?
M: Nothing to do with section 377 , pa.
A: (regaining his calm) So, who is betty?
M: My laptop's name.
A: Laptop's have name and all? I thought you only named that teddy bear in your room. What did you call it? Some poo... poochi...
M: (cutting him short) Pooh ji maharaj ji.
A: Your friend tells me you sometimes forget their names. Infinite quota for such useless information, i wonder how you even have space for what actually matters.
M: Ayyo, appa. There is no memory left in my laptop anymore. I don't know what to do?
A: Delete few things :)
M: But, i don't want to.
A: What do you have in your laptop?
M: Why do you need all that info? Anyway, I have lot of this and that.
A: This and that, na?
M: This and that na purinjukoyen?
A: Your essays, photos, videos and project and all? (not with a straight face)
M: Yes, yes
A: Ok , let me see it.
M: You don't trust me, na?
A: I do, but i still want to see it. Maybe i could do something about it.
M: No, you can't .
After a lot of probing , the father realises that I have more movies , songs and the likes than any really "important" stuff.
A: I think, yes I need to get a new external Hard disk.
M: ( joyous smile on the face)
After I entered my room, i did the victory jiggle.
The day after this day. The father comes back home with a red HDD. My joy knew no bounds. I quitely waited for him to do the honors of handing the shiny gadget to me. He did hand it, later in the day to me and coolly said, " Yes, i did take your advice and have got an HDD for my use!! and yes, could you teach me how to use it?"
Something broke somewhere. Into a million pieces.
The father, I tell you!