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Look the other way

india Updated: May 20, 2009 23:06 IST

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The boss is always right. The wife is always right. You get the drift. Most intelligent men would agree to this Happiness Rule No. 1 either to buy peace or just stay on the right side of human instinct. And, for the miniscule number who dare to break the rule, here’s a nugget of wisdom from some very ‘experienced’ men: Hearing an inconclusive divorce case, Supreme Court judges Justices M. Katju and D. Verma told the husband that he should always agree to whatever his wife says and that is the only path to happiness. “If she tells you to look this way, do that. And if she tells you the next moment to look the other way, again do that!” The two judges, in fact, added that they have arrived at this conclusion from personal experience.

Well, our heart goes out to the two men in black. At the same time, we wonder which constituency the judges were aiming to impress? The home constituency, or the one outside? If it was the latter, then the shot was way off the mark. Nevertheless, we do appreciate their sense of humour.

Of course, there are women who would love to have doormats as husbands. But then the reverse is also true: there are men who would like their wives to follow them to a T. And, we thought that judges were the most logical people on earth. Oh, we forgot they are men after all. There we go again…