2 Mar 2007

Little things

I queued up to buy sugar in the ration store. It was rather empty because it was still early in the month, and people were yet to receive their payslips.

So the guy in the store wrote a receipt and put that into the container on the weighing scale. Then he tipped the sugar on top of it.

For a moment, I was thinking why in the world he wanted to do that for. I mean, I did not want to grope that receipt out of the sugar.

After weighing the sugar, he took the container and emptied it onto a plastic bag. And voila, the receipt was sitting pretty on top of it. I took it and put it in my pockets.

Well, call it style, but the little things that people do make life infinitely interesting to observe and record.

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