Our Poor Old Grandpa!On a fine Sunday morning, Grandpa decided to enjoy
his stroll and do some shopping for a change.
After a lazy cup of coffee, he got into the supermarket
that his son and daughter-in-law adored all the time.
He went to pick up some milk, to his surprise, he saw 10 varieties,
full strength, skimmed, full fat, fat-free, long-life, fortified etc.
Without a clue, he called his daughter-in-law who said it was 'semi-skimmed.'
Next, a loaf of bread, smiling to himself, he uttered how can I go wrong?
He was stunned - white,brown,wholewheat,multigrain,ragi,masala,methi!!
He hesitantly called again, she said, father don't worry, we'll get it.
She said we use the 'fortified 7-grain bread' only!
Grandpa felt embarrassed but his pride didn't let him accept defeat.
Moving to cornflakes section, yet again was lost in a sea of names,
some he couldn't even imagine. He called up his Son, He said, Dad!,
what are doing there? if you must, get me sugar-free, nut free natural muslei.
He decided to give one last try, to pick up some oil.
As expected he got confused, rice barn, extra-virgin oil, refined, cold-pressed,
hand-pressed, not touched by hand etc.
He gave up, his pride felt hurt as never before. Upon his return,
he went to his granddaughter and gave her the chocolate accepting his defeat.
She had warned poor Grandpa that he would be lost in the mega-supermarket.
As usual, he turned to Grandma and said. Why has life become so complex?
Do we need it? Wise old Grandma said it's unnecessary but
don't mention to son and daughter-in-law, they'll get offended.
Wishing for his simple corner shop, he went for his afternoon nap.