Sunday, April 13, 2008

Let there be light

He was a worried man, and that was a new experience. His family had been running the shop for generations now. Although they had initially been into commodities, his father had turned into an electric appliances and hardware shop. He had further expanded into small gadgets. This had proved to be a winning move especially since the slew of cheap products from across the border had begun.
He prided himself on his good relationships with his neighbours - both local as well as international, as well as his customers. So it came as a great surprise to him when a few days back, when some of his young customers chose to go to his competitor across the street, inspite of him attempting a conversation when he saw them on the street. Similar was the case with the Tibetans who lived nearby, who were his regulars, and with whom he had developed a great rapport.
He was unable to get a fix on what had caused this sudden change, but he had been noticing that people looked away with distaste when they glanced up at the shop awning. He wondered if it had anything to do with the new signage he had been displaying outside his shop, the one that advertised chinese torches.

until next time, olympian mistakes

13 comments:

Cynic in Wonderland said...

catch 55 is done with?

Adorable Pancreas said...

Great rapport with the Tibetans? Wicked sense of humour you got there!

Stone said...

Song 'Dard-e-Disco' deciphered....

That reference to 'London Paris San Francisco' is nothing but route of Olympic Torch.

Arunima said...

wah! how did you get this idea?

Pallavi said...

sigh...

austere said...

and life goes on.

manuscrypts said...

cynic: not quite :)

AP: hehe :)

manuscrypts said...

stone: damn, sheer intelligence :)

arunima: :)

manuscrypts said...

pallavi: yes..

austere: despite/inspite everything, it does :)

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