Thursday, April 26, 2007

Elephant at a buffet



This is a snap from an email i received this morning from a friend of mine... She sends interesting forwards, I must say... Today's forward was about an artist elephant.
As I read the last line which says " buffet of fruits and vegetables at the event.", I could not help thinking why not a full vegetarian buffet for the elephant?

Unsure if elephants do not like cooked vegetarian full meal ( including sweets and icecream).. but just imagined this elephant eating a complete buffet meal as a treat for winning the event....

The lunch is held for just the winner at the play ground. There are trucks full of cooked rice, Drums of side dishes, Trolleys of rice mixed appropriately with the side-dishes. There are uniformed men standing at every counter to direct the elephant to the next food item. Every counter has atleast 5 people to help with the serving ,replenishing, and clearing the trolleys. The guest of the day finishes one complete round of the main course and moves ahead with the dessert. Trolleys of mixed fruits was served. Next , the elephant moves over to the sweets section and eats up all of all kinds of sweets. Last round, our guest gets tired, but still goes ahead to finish the drum of icecream too...

In the really posh lunch buffet that our guest attended, there were atleast 10 counters in all, and five men for the guard-of-honor event and five people from the management. So in all sixty people were posted to ensure that the winner had a great lunch time...

Just wondering... may be this is why, the Creator ensured that animals, elephants in particular do not eat cooked full meals.. People can't afford the cost.. :)

That was a day-dream at work as soon as I saw the mail this morning, from my friend. Day dreams sometimes make ur day.. just like this one did!!! :)






Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Horlicks.....

I rarely tune in to T.V channels... This particular day when I was in one of those 'feel-like-doing-nothing' moods, I chose to switch-on the T.V.

Four kids were praying in a temple, each asking for different things... One kid interestingly thought out aloud "Dear God, I know you are the Almighty and have great strength... then, may be you do not need this much of milk for yourself " and rushes out of the temple with the can of milk that was kept in front of the deity as an offering...

The scene ends with the kids making Horlicks Shake and enjoying themselves.. :)

This advertisement has a major thought which is controversial to even discuss here.. There is this practice of 'Abhishekha' in Indian temples where people offer 'milk' to God. It is a mark of devotion to the good God for all that he has given and been and ' is-to-be' to people.

Wonder why no one ever thought of this basic question.. God is the Almighty and so he may not need so much milk after all??

The point is 'Some questions that kids ask, do not have correct answers. All answers given are to manage the show for the moment.'...

Curious to know what God thinks of the Horlicks Advt, at this moment as I write this post... :)

Thursday, April 19, 2007

half-a-century!!!!

What does half-a-century mean to us?

The phrase sounds great as compared to the number fifty which is half of a cent. Cent as in the number hundred and not the cent that denotes the lower denomination of a US Dollar.

Wonder if we have ever cheered up about our score cards showing half a century back in school or college or even at work... We were never happy about half a century achievements as much as a century... Wondering aloud why?? :)

The phrase is all about optimism. For a person who scores 50% in something, saying "half-a-century" makes it sound positive and optimistic and also inherently gives the pat-on-the-back that all of us sometimes need to come up in life.

You might want to compare it with what it feels like to say 50%. Well, it doesn't sound bad either, except when some people add the unnecessary word 'just' to it. Let me spell it for you.. "Just 50%...".

I am so glad that I have completed 'half-a-century' posts as dewdrop.

:)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sunshine..........

This is about the verse I remembered this morning.. Dates back to about sixteen years ago in school...


Good Morning merry sunshine...
How did u wake so soon...
You've scared the little stars away and shined away the moon...

I saw you go to sleep last night..
Before i ceased my playing..
How did you get way over here and where have you been staying?..


I never go to sleep dear..
I just go around to see...
My little children of the east..
Who rise and watch for me...

:)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Positive Side...

If we can see the positive side then we are better off ...........

This was a thought caught from a conversation with a friend... :)

True... I realized that I could see the positive side of things..

Recently had a ligament tear and gained a lot of insight on things that I have not ever thought of..

Every one should listen to biology teacher... :)

- I really didnt when i was taught on bones. Never occurred that ankle means a lot..

Every time you see a puddle of water on a polished floor you should take the time to arrange to have it cleaned dry.

-I really didnt care too much till I got a ligament tear.

It is okay to be patient.

-After this ligament tear my patience has improved tremendously.. Wait at the doctors, wait for the auto, wait for the crowd to cross so u don't trip and fall...has taught me lessons on patience...

You need not hurry up at all for things in life...

-Well, I realised that I could not do things I want to do faster, because, my ankle did'nt permit me to.. and anyways,if I did things slow, it did not have the volcanic impact which I always thought it would create if am slow paced...my speed all these days had not mattered at all.. people can still accept u the way you are...

Take it easy...

-You don't have a choice, but to listen to doctors advicing you to take care and how you could have avoided the fall and how this ligament tear is going to take ages to recover... :)

Accept that some times it is okay to be a spendthrift..

There are times when money will just flow out of your purse..You really can't control.. :)

So, summing it up, I am better off looking at the positive side of this ligament tear of mine..I have learnt so much and to top it all am sharing the learning with you now :)

Afterall, my friend is right :)

Edhu? or What?

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