It all started on a crazy day at office. A conversation with my colleague.
Me: What do you eat for dinner?
He: Maam, dal, roti.
Me: Which dal ?
Me : How do you make it?
He: Boil it and then give a tadka.
Me: Fry onions, cumin seeds and the like you mean…
He: Maam, onions???? In my salary? (Last checked, onions were available for Rs 75 a kilo)
Needless to say, we burst into laughter.
His birthday is on September 28. And this is what I gave him (ONIONS) as birthday gift. Of course, onions put in a Vat 69 container (sans the bottle). And in my note, I said, “We live in strange times but we can still shed tears of joy. And in today’s times, onions can give us the same high as VAT 69.”
When I presented the VAT 69 pack to him, he couldn’t believe his eyes. And then he opened it softly to discover the onions. And then it was time for uncontrolled laughter in the newsroom. Onions as birthday gift? Not many can think of it as a gift to give and not many will receive it too. With so much of grace.
Happy birthday, dear. Share your thought on ‘crazy birthday gift ideas’….