Monday, December 9, 2013

The yummy leftovers!

© Written by Tarang Sinha





Sanaya is so busy playing game on her mobile that a yummy wholesome breakfast cannot attract her attention. Sarita, the maid, is making her braids. Mishty, Sarita’s daughter is dusting but her eyes are glued to that plate. It looks yummy. A plate full of sandwich and veg roll. A glass full of juice. A bowl of soup. She hasn’t even tasted them in her life. She shrinks her nose at the mere thought of those tasteless chapattis she is going to have after work.

The bus has arrived and starts blaring. Sanaya takes few bites and takes a sip of juice while Sarita puts a stuffed tiffin box in her bag. Mishty finds herself drooling.

Sanaya runs to catch the bus, leaving those delicacies. Mishty is hopeful for the leftovers.


“Sarita, make aaloo parantha for sahib.” Memsahib says. She she collects the leftovers and dumps then into the bin!



"When you worry about your weight, dislike any food and want to discard it or even discard, please remember, someone, somewhere is starving and struggling to get a single meal. Food is pious. Respect it!" 



Written for: Write Tribe Festival of words day 2
                     Theme Thursday




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29 comments:

  1. oho, she could have given it to Mishty. I hate wastage of food

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    1. Yes, she could've but some people are so insensitive...:(

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  2. So sad. We don't value the food that we get!We must think of those poor souls, who cannot afford.

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    1. Food is pious and deserves deep respect...

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  3. sad...! very well written!!!
    sometimes, we fail to put ourselves in others' shoes.

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  4. That was sad. Why waste food when there's so much of poverty around you? :(

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  5. Ahh...I hate people who waster food. While they are leftovers for one, they can feed a whole family of another one. Pity! Great take on the prompt. :-)

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  6. poor Mishty! in our country some section of the society waste food while the other does not get two square meals.

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  7. Lovely post. Sad for mighty though. We can be pretty thoughtless sometimes. If we only look around us a bit...

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  8. Oh my, why waste food so cruelly...She could have at-least asked the maid once before dumping it so heartlessly...

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  9. oh! What a waste!! :(
    But yes, I have seen this happening at a frn's place.. when I mentioned it to her mum - I was told that I don't know these maids and that giving them food would fatten her and she wouldn't clean properly!! :(
    That left such an impact!! And yes, it always made sure that I gave fresh and healthy food to my maid (whatever we ate)

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    1. Such an odd reason!!:(
      And so sweet of you that you give fresh and healthy food to your maid...:)

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  10. So true about wasting food. And yes food too needs our respect. Wastage nicely shown in your post.

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    1. Food is a respectable thing. Thank you!:)

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  11. Absolutely categorically hate people who waste food. But love the thought behind and moral of your post:)

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  12. Engrossing narrative...
    And carries a strong message...

    Lovely!

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  13. The message is loud and clear something we need to always remember while eating....

    Richa

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  14. sigh! lakhs of people go hungry to bed each day and tons of food is being wasted everywhere...sad!

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