THE DISEASE TO PLEASE
A Mango Story – Food for Thought
A much married couple was celebrating the golden jubilee of their married life, their 50th wedding anniversary of their very happy and successful marriage.
They both loved mangoes and decided to start the glorious day with a delicious Alphonso mango first thing in the morning.
While serving the mango the subservient docile wife thought: “For 50 years I have always sacrificed and been considerate towards my husband and I have always given him the deliciously sweet cheek of the mango, those succulent fleshy slices next to the skin of the mango, and I myself always make do with the sour pulpy part enveloping the seed of the mango. Enough is enough...! Today I am going to enjoy the cheeks of the mango and I will savour the heavenly sweet fleshy slices myself. And, for once, I will let my husband have the pulpy seed.”
So she cut the mango, took the sweet chunky slices of the mango cheeks herself and gave the pulpy seed of the mango to her husband, and she waited for his reaction with bated breath.
To her utter surprise, and contrary to her fears, her husband was very happy and he kissed her hand and said: “My darling, you have just given me the greatest joy of this wonderful 50th anniversary day. For 50 years I have never eaten the luscious tangy seed of the mango, which is what I like best, and I quietly ate the mango cheeks, because I always wanted you to enjoy and relish the mango seed since you love it so much.”
Copyright © Vikram Karve 2010
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VIKRAM KARVE educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU, The Lawrence School Lovedale, and Bishop's School Pune, is an Electronics and Communications Engineer by profession, a Human Resource Manager and Trainer by occupation, a Teacher by vocation, a Creative Writer by inclination and a Foodie by passion. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles in magazines and journals for many years before the advent of blogging. His delicious foodie blogs have been compiled in a book "Appetite for a Stroll". Vikram lives in Pune with his family and pet Doberman girl Sherry, with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.
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