Are you angry, crying or laughing?I know you are not crying, not angry also otherwise you wouldn't be reading this thread. But if you are not laughing, I would advise you to at least smile. The situation may be worrisome but a little bit of laughter will make you relaxed. The other day while I was going to the market, my friend told me to purchase medicine and I took the prescription from him. His requirement was not that urgent and told me if the medicine is not available locally, he can purchase it from some other place. I enquired in a few local shops and it was not available there. I went to another shop, which is a bit far, that has a good stock and the shop owner is also known to me. I went there and showed the prescription to one of the shop assistants. The experienced shop assistant told me the particular medicine is not available anywhere nowadays because of some reasons but others with the same composition are available in the shop. Since I do not carry any mobile phone most of the time nowadays because of the pandemic I couldn't confirm him but told him that if required I will tell him to deliver it to my friend's house. That particular shop assistant stays near my locality and uses the same road to travel to the shop. After returning, I told my friend everything and later my friend confirmed from others that what the shop assistant said is correct. Then I told him that if I call the shop assistant he will be able to deliver it to his home. My friend agreed and the next morning while I was going to the grocer shop nearby I saw the man in his bicycle moving at a slow pace. I nodded my head and told him loudly that what he said the other day is correct and requested him to deliver the substitute medicines by the afternoon when he will return. He looked at me and I thought he gave me a heroic smile knowing that what he said was correct. Both of us were wearing masks and soon left the scene.
By evening my friend called me saying that the medicine was not delivered. I immediately called the shop assistant and asked him why he didn't deliver the medicines by afternoon as promised in the morning. He was taken aback and after telling him the incident in the morning I heard him laughing and he told me that he went out much earlier before the incident and he used a different lane that day to come to the shop. I understood it was my fault. The man to whom I told to deliver the medicines may have some similarity but it was difficult to gauge since he was wearing a mask. He actually didn't smile but scowled at me but I thought he was laughing. See, it's difficult to understand the expressions when you wear a mask. The expression around your eyes becomes almost the same whether you are laughing, crying or angry and it's even difficult to guess the situation if somebody is wearing a mask.
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