Charity Begins at Home

Rhia bolted the door and looked around the house. Or rather, her home. Was it a home? When did it come to this? When did she become the unpaid maid? There seemed to be no other purpose to her existence other than cooking and cleaning. What was her role in this house?

Rhia shook her head, a plan forming in her mind. A home-maker Rhia went about her day as usual, taking a break only at lunch. Before she knew it, the day was over, her husband was back home and demanding tea.

He threw the tie on the sofa.

‘Why are you late, again?’

‘Chandan needed help. Rhia, it’s such an incredible feeling to help others.’ He tossed his shoes aside.

‘What’s for dinner?’ He added.

‘Nothing. I’ve not made it yet.’

Her husband looked around at the laundry basket overflowing with soiled clothes and the sink with dirty dishes. He hadn’t been served tea even.He glared at her curled up in front of the TV. ‘What the hell do you do sitting around the house all day. Can’t you even do this much?’

‘Did you know?’ she began calmly, ‘In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that an unemployed wife’s income is one-third of her husband’s salary. Or you could start by helping around the house too.’

With that Rhia left the room, much to the bewilderment of her husband.


  • shwetadave
    Posted at 21:18h, 03 April Reply

    Well, quite a way to put the message across the table!

  • Alubhujiablog
    Posted at 21:33h, 03 April Reply

    That’s empowerment you know . It was lovely to read .

  • Rashmi
    Posted at 22:06h, 03 April Reply

    Short and crisp with a wonderful message to be circulated around.

  • Shalzmojo
    Posted at 22:14h, 03 April Reply

    I wonder if he paid heed and started to either help out or pay her 😉

  • Nisthur
    Posted at 11:12h, 04 April Reply


  • Medha Nagur
    Posted at 15:23h, 04 April Reply

    Haha! That was indeed a zipper for the husband! I am loving your stories. Will be back again soon for more.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 15:28h, 04 April Reply

      Thank you so much! Yes, look forward to seeing you around again. 😊

  • Meha Sharma
    Posted at 13:23h, 05 April Reply

    Serves him right! Great story with an empowering message.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 13:36h, 05 April Reply

      I ma so so glad you felt it was empowering. This just made my day! Thanks a ton! 😍

  • msaraf
    Posted at 19:33h, 05 April Reply

    Love this! What a burn!

  • Akshata Ram
    Posted at 21:11h, 08 April Reply

    Awesome glad she gave back, I don’t quite get this idiotic notion of men who come home and expect their wife to treat them like a royal king. I am not sure why I wasn’t following your series but I am going to watch out now, there is lots in common

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 21:34h, 08 April Reply

      Thank you! So glad you like and agree. I’m fed up of warding off suitors who want a working wife who can manage home. 😂

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