For The Strawberry Ice Cream.

The love for strawberries are so muuch that despite the lockdown being on, strawberries are easily available.The reason I mentioned “easily” is that the markets remain open for only a short period time and folks only buy the things necessary.

But a boy in our building has been pleading with his father that he needs to have two strawberry ice creams daily in the afternoon and at night.

Much to the child’s father annoyance the child wouldn’t listen that all the shops were closed.

Simply to pacify his child, his mother made strawberry ice cream at home while the father received a lot of scolding from his wife and his parents too.

At night the child said sorry to his father.



Four Boxes Of Rusk.

A man tired of not finding rusks in the market, bought four boxes of rusk.

He was totally fed up for his day didn’t go without having rusks and there was truly a time in the pandemic when let alone rusks even bread and milk were in shortage.

Panting he went from one store to the another and at last found that the store had rusks in its stock.

He asked -“How many boxes of rusks do you have?”

The store owner was surprised.

He replied-“Four boxes.”

The man-“Give them all to me.”

He said-“Sir, do you want the rusks for yourself?”

The man-“Yes, for the last month I have been searching for rusks but have returned empty handed.”

The store owner smiled-“You needn’t worry sir, for we have nearly always have rusks in our stock.”

The man-“That’s is excellent, but I want four boxes of rusks now.”

The store owner-“Yes, sir.”

He went home a very happy man.”

What’s next?



A Big Blue Ball.

After watching a meme boy decided to build a big blue ball.

He watched many videos and at last made a big blue ball.

Everyday in his garden he played with it.

One day his cousin sister came home and joined him in his evening games.

The blue ball cemented their friendship so much that every weekend she would call him up and ask about his blue ball.

That’s it.



Ah! The Sale.

Ah! The sale,

For which the big bosses have sent many emails.

Many schemes have been planned,

While the things are going as per plan.

It is going to be a mega sale,

After many days as the people are fed up,

While the bosses are tired of doing slow and low business.

Better for them to get rid of their goods and

Best for the folks to buy goods at sale price.

Ah! The sale and

That was a tale.



Stranded In Switzerland.

My friend Joshua who has been working in the States, recently came back from Addis Ababa after meeting his sister.His nephew Jeremy too is doing well and has managed to cook up a new scheme to make him come back soon.

Joshua has learnt that he can’t be a tough uncle while Jeremy is much branier and much thoughful than him.

For four weeks he has been shivering with the cold weather in the Alps and when atlast his work over there in Switzerland got over he has been asked to stay there for two more months.

If he leaves now half of his fees would be deducted by the company for whom he was doing free lancing work.

Over the phone he was nearly crying.He told me-“I can’t stand it anymore.The weather here is horrible.After a long stay in Addis Ababa due to the pandemic, I can’t stand such cold weather.”

Myself-“It’s better to be back home than stay in a place where the weather doesn’t suit you. Are you going to Addis Ababa now?”

Joshua-“I have booked a ticket for Addis Ababa.If the company pays me well enough or they can chew up their money and go to bed for new year.”

I-“Are you celebrating Christmas?”

Joshua’s voice became low-“I am missing Jeremy a lot.But please don’t tell him. Or he wouldn’t spare me. I lied to him and came here.Told him that I would come back soon but haven’t done so.I am sure that he had nearly guessed that I was lying.So Christmas has been on a low, so I am going to sissie’s home by the evening flight, so that I can celebrate a belated Christmas.”

Myself-“No, I wouldn’t.But did you buy any gifts for him?”

Joshua-“I have bought a toy car for him and if the company pays me then there would be four more toys waiting for him.Anyway I haven’t got out much over here, as the weather and the scare of the pandemic has been overwhelming for me.”

I-“The pandemic has nearly has everybody walking on their toes. Well all the best for the journey.”

And that was it.

After reaching to Ethiopia he received a mail that he was being given the full amount promised plus a thousand dollar bonus. Jeremy would be having a very happy new year for his uncle thinks that he is very lucky for him.Toys, cakes, gifts and whatnot would be bought for a delayed Christmas celebration.

Yesterday he reached Addis Ababa.

That’s all.

Joshua would be staying in Addis Ababa for atleast a month.