Grandma’s ‘Take Home’ Gift..!

Grandma, lying in her comfortable bed heard her door opening, “Hello grandma!” said her teenage granddaughter as she swept into the room.

“Hello my dear girl!” said grandma, “How nice of you to see me today! I missed you yesterday!”

“Oh grandma, I had such fun yesterday!”

“You did, come sit by me and tell your grandmother all about it,” said grandma as she shifted a bit, and lovingly made place for her granddaughter, “So tell me what did you do?”

“Oh grandma, you know the malls are open, so I went shopping, and since I was out, called Susan and Kumar, and we went over to a bar and had a few beers. It was such fun grandma!”

“Ah my child, I hope you wore a mask, doing all this?”

“You can’t sip a beer with a mask on, can you grandma?” said the teenage girl, and they both laughed heartily imagining the scene.

“Looks like you’ve brought a gift for me?” asked the grandmother staring at a covered bowl, “Open it dear, so grandma can know what you’ve brought me from the outside world!”

The scream that came from the old lady echoed round the house and even to the neighbour’s and the street below, as her granddaughter uncovered the bowl, and the green and yellow virus sprang out, caught the old lady around her throat and slowly entered her lungs.

A few days later, the family lit her funeral pyre. Grandpa, couldn’t come for the funeral, as he was beginning to feel sick!

Gruesome, as this story may sound, this is exactly what we do, when we from the younger generation break norms prescribed to keep the virus away.

I spoke to a group of youngsters a few months ago, just after the lockdown had been imposed and asked them what they felt about being locked in at home. I felt so glad as youngster after youngster, talked about it being a necessary sacrifice to keep their parents and grandparents alive and safe.

“If we don’t catch the virus, we are saving their lives!” they all said.

Rightly so!

“What they don’t know,” said the virus, chuckling, “Is that many of them never know I’ve got into them, and it’s only when a senior member picks it up at home, they realize they were asymptomatic all along, as they mixed and mingled with each other and loafed round without precautions! Ha, ha, ha!”

I personally know someone, who went shopping, bought the best of delicacies for all at home, from the beginning of the lockdown. Today, she lives, while the two older ones are dead!

“Please don’t warn them Bob!” mutters the virus angrily, “I quite like being a take home gift..!”


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9 thoughts on “Grandma’s ‘Take Home’ Gift..!”

  1. Excellent and timely reminder !!
    Bottom line is that irrespective of the lock down, unlock 1, 2,3 etc each and everyone needs to take care of him/ herself and follow the basic guidelines if we wish to control the spread of virus.

  2. Better to be safe than to feel sorry and later repent for stepping out of the house when your dear ones have expired

  3. Yes,Bob Stay Home Stay Safe is one of the priceless Investement,we can make for Safeguarding our life & lives of our loved ones at home.With our sacrifice & investment of staying home will be our Profit & gain by saving life of self & our near & dear loved ones at the end of

  4. Stay home,stay safe, wash ur hands, don’t touch your face, sanitize the packets containing the milk, curd, grains,dals,cereals,biscuits spices,meats and keep out the vegetables for hours before touching them. A lady had the driver bring her provisions but died of the virus though she didn’t set foot out of her house.

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