erbaSince she had discovered that her husband was allergic to pollen, Mrs. Terentia Nilai had set up a small greenhouse of weeds in their living room, not so much as an unjustified desire for revenge, but for the fun of look at him sneezing: that way, in fact, Mr Nilai ceased to be a quiet and impeccable old man to become – just like her – the accountant of his youth years that would never return.

Piccole strategie coniugali

Da quando aveva scoperto che il marito era allergico ai pollini, la signora Terenzia Nilai aveva allestito una piccola serra di erbacce nel loro salotto, non tanto per un ingiustificato desiderio di vendetta, quanto per il gusto di vederlo starnutire: in quel modo, infatti, il signor Nilai cessava di essere un quieto e inappuntabile vecchietto per divenire – esattamente come lei –  il contabile degli anni giovanili che non sarebbero più tornati.

17 responses »

  1. “Since she had discovered that her husband was allergic to pollen, Mrs. Terentia Nilai had set up a small greenhouse of weeds in their living room,…” I read that a laughed out loud. Too funny!!! ” …. the accountant of his youth years ….” What a phrase!!! Wow. There is magic in your pen. May I reblog this post?

  2. Mike says:

    I have come to associate my Saturdays with new Mr Nilai posts! It’s like he’s become a friend of mine lol. Great work!!!

  3. stanze says:

    Poor Mr Nilai. Will he do something against the greenhouse?

  4. Gallivanta says:

    Mrs Nilai; how could you!

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