“Here are the books you ordered. The UK office has sent them for you. “
Busy in my daily karma I looked at the person with a couple of books in her hands,” Really!!! Didn’t I ask for them about a month back? “
The bookworm smiled and replied ,”True and I never thought they will accept your request. Anyway it’s a big company with a big heart and big overheads.”
Taking a break from my karma I decided to have a look at the books which she had left on my table. Nice cover, nice papers, nice finishing, nice book but too late to be used. So like a dedicated employee I went back to my daily karma and tossed the books behind my LCD.
After the lunch break, I returned to my chair with a decision to complete my daily karma without doing overtime. The bookworm came to my desk and asked, “So how are the books?” I told her all the nice things about the books and she looked completely astonished.
“What? You didn’t felt it? “
“Impossible. I use a very expensive deodorant.”
“I am not talking about that smell. In fact until now I didn’t even realised that you use a deo. I meant the smell of the books.”
“Look I use a very expensive deo and to make it last longer I use it exactly as much as needed during the beginning the month and a bit less during the end of the month. “
“Look deoman you need to smell the books.”
I looked at her, then the calendar and calculated th at it was too late for an April fool joke. Once I became sure of that, I reached behind the LCD and a chill went down my spine.
“Hey one of the books is missing?”
“Yeah. I took it.”
“It smelt so good that I decided to keep it.”
Looking at the reputation the books hadachieved, I opened the book and brushed my nose to the page.
“How does it smells”’ she asked
“Exactly like gum”, I replied
She inquired, ” What wrong with your nose?” and snatched the book out of hands.“Let me check” and brushed her nose on the book. A couple of minutes later she emerged out of the book and said,”Ah!!! It feels like heaven. I find it irresistible. Try again”
To prove that there is nothing wrong with my nose I took a deep breath and took my nose to the pages. The sweet smell filled my mind and I sneezed.
“You ruined the smell. How can you do that?” she wailed.
“The same way through way which you found the smell of the book irresistible” was my reply.
She said,“That’s it. You don’t care for the books. Hence I am going to keep the book as long as it smells good “ and left me wondering – will I smell better if dumped my really expensive deo for gum.
To sum up
Sometime I feel that my life is like a jigsaw. I have spend a lot of time putting one piece after another to complete the picture until I realised it would more fun if I watched cartoon network.
It seems that the link to my next post has been broken. You can visit my next post by clicking here. The title of the post is – I against myself.
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