My complimentary lunch box during my high school studies.That was the year 1968. I was in my 8th class. The school was about a kilometre from my house. We used to go on foot. We were carrying our lunch boxes.
Our neighbour is that village administrator (In Telugu they will be known as Karanams). Their son was admitted in class 6th in the same school that year. The village administrator's wife requested me to accompany her son while going and coming back, as he was new to that school. Even though she was a housewife, she used to advise on many issues regarding studies. She was telling us about the problems we face if we get accustomed to Cramming in education (cramming) in a very nice way. Because of that intimacy, I accepted her request.
I used to pick him up while going and drop him back in the evening. She used to give a lunch box to her son and another small box with some snacks. She started giving me also a small box with the same snacks. During lunchtime, I along with my other friends used to eat those snacks. My friends used to call that small box as a complimentary lunch box. As soon as I come into the class my friends used to search for this box to vacate that. Somehow, I used to manage to hide the same. This went on like this for about six months.
After 6 months that boy started going with his classmates and she stopped giving me the complimentary snacks. Even after so many years, during my visits to my new place if I meet that person we remember those days.
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