He’s made promises. And broken them. Again. And yet again. 

What’s the guarantee he will not break it this time again?

When he calls (when he chooses to, that is) he sounds like a newspaper bulletin – telling me all about the people he interacted with, his Facebook posts and his friends’ responses, his whatsapp groups’ latest gossip doing the rounds…

It’s not strange that I have never met all these people he talks about. But I listen, I laugh when I’m expected to, I offer advice (he follows it but forgets to thank me for it later). I tell him about my day. He listens and then laughs for no reason. On query, he admits he was reading some funny post on FB. 

I swallow my pride. 

Why do I do it?