School Lunch Box Converted their Eating HabitAfter the Corona, when normalcy was resumed and schools got opened, Ashok S/o Anand and Ashok S/o Bharath joined their new school. Both the Ashoks studying in the 3rd standard were put up in section 'B' of Std III. This was the first day in school, both Ashoks wondered to see their name being similar and they befriended. They introduced each other. They were also seated adjacent to each other.
During the lunch break, both friends wanted to interchange their lunch boxes and taste the different lunch prepared by their mothers. Both agreed gladly and interchanged their lunch boxes. They opened the box and ate the dish. One Ashok commented and said, "What a lovely dish, Ashok. My mother never prepared such a dish." The other Ashok also ate and commented, "OMG! What a peculiar and lovely dish, Friend. My mother never prepared such a lunch in my life. From tomorrow, I will ask my mother to prepare lunch like this." The other Ashok also said, "Right, I will also ask my mother to prepare it like this. Let us leave some lunch to show to our mothers."
When they returned home, they showed their lunch box to their mother and said that they wanted such dishes in the future. Their mothers tasted the leftover lunch. A Anand's mother did not like the taste as it was a non-vegetarian dish. She told her son, "Son, this is meat that we don't eat. We are Brahmans. We cannot have it." But Ashok insisted his mother that he won't mind eating meat as it is very tasty." Ashok was adamant. Due to this, and not to disappoint their only son, their whole family converted to Non-vegetarian.
On the other side, Ashok's mother tasted the leftover lunch and said, "Excellent. This is a well prepared vegetarian dish. I like it." Ashok said, "Mom, I do not want any more non-veg dish. From now on, I want only a vegetarian dish." Mom said, "Okay. As you wish."They stopped eating meat and preferred only vegetables, and became vegetarian.
Thus, both the Ashoks converted themselves from non-vegetarian to vegetarian, and vice verse. It is the lunch box that changed them.
My entry to the short creative story writing contest on School - Box.