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March 11, 2013 3 Comments
The man was waiting for his wife outside the shop when he saw the coin-operated weighing machine that could tell weight and prophesize future too.
He fished out a quarter out of his pocket and carefully stepped on to the large-sized platform – it was not easy with an arm in a sling.
He inserted the coin and stood still. Wheels whirred, lights flashed, matter weighed, time traveled and finally a small white card gently and noiselessly slipped out of a slot, pronouncing the final assessment taking all facts and some into account.
As the wife joined him, he proudly flashed the card: “I’m better appreciated in certain quarters. Look at this,” he said reading out the card to his wife, “It says I’m energetic, bright and resourceful. And a break is sure to come my way soon.”
“Yeah”, his wife nodded, “I see it has your weight wrong, too…and, for the break – you had yours last week.”
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August 30, 2012 3 Comments
Cauliflower, 30 rupees a piece
in the size of an incandescent bulb.
For 28, a kilo of tomatoes, please,
in anemic red and some oozing pulp.
A perfectly withered and lean bunch
of humble spinach, at 10 each.
As I came out light with the bag
and much lighter in the wallet,
spotted him and his wares set on a rag.
No overheads, vending on the street,
lowest prices – no surprise there, this jig.
For just two bucks what did I get?
None of those measly kilos, here.
An ample seventy two kilos, hear?
Falling off your chair?
‘Lucky you!’ did you say?
‘How did I cart all of it back?’ you wonder?
Well, I just walked back all the way,
carrying the bag, dragging those kilos, in despair.
For sure it ruined my day.
It was the street vendor…
rather, his blighted weigh-scale.
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