Being the awesome elder sister, I have done some pretty weird stuffs for my siblings. So earlier this year when my sister asked me for 5 kg of Urea, I thought that was the end of it all. But then all of a sudden few months back, I got an urgent call from my sister right in the middle of the night. She was in the 4th year of doing PhD and trying to create a protein to cure a bird disease. (Please don’t ask me to explain what it means, I can barely understand her PhD wala language)
“Di Di I need 50 kg of feed”, she said excitedly.
“hein!!!!”, the most intelligent reply I have reserved for things I don’t understand.
“Poultry feed, poultry feed”
I had started suspecting if this call was some kind of a hallucination.
Then she explained that more than 50 chicks had grown up in the laboratory and now were in dire need of food. She further tried to educate me on how the feed would be measured and mixed and divided and some other stuffs, but by that time I had zombied-out. But I was brought back to my senses when she told that if there was any delay, her experiment might not get the required ‘Result’.
Let me just state that my whole family is emotionally, physically, financially and mentally invested in her ‘Result’. For 4 years we have been eagerly waiting for my sister to achieve the correct Result in her experiments, although we have absolutely no idea what it means or looks like.
So when she dropped the ‘R’ bomb, I couldn’t possibly let her Results be ruined by some hungry chicks. My mom would have otherwise rocketed her broom over the Indian Ocean to Australia.
So in the end, her chicks were nicely fed, the Results achieved (we still have no idea what it means) and in November she will receive her PhD. And the best news is last month she drew her first salary, after joining a Regional Research Laboratory. I have no idea how out of the three of us, she ended up being the one with the brains. Maybe it’s the poultry feed!! 😛
Her current state of mind is:
But sibling being sibling, she dug out an alien photo of mine and thanked me by sending it over whatsapp, after a good laugh of course. Like seriously, this was exactly a decade ago, when we were a bunch of pesky siblings who found love and understanding in our own chair-throwing, hair pulling ways.
Can you recognise me? 😛