The marriage of Leela’s only offspring, a son, was late. Leela bordering 75 felt relieved as having got one to do house chores as there is no one else in the home except herself and the son. Her hope however was short-lived. Within one year of the marriage the son got a job in Gulf. In the absence of husband daughter-in-law refused to stay with mother-in-law and left to her parental home. She will return only on the arrival of husband, Leela says. Hope shattered poor Leela now feels it was better not to have got her son the Gulf job.