Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Carpe Diem!

News of the Big Bang experiment taking place today in far away Switzerland arrived here with - well, a bang. And a twist. The world, everyone in the tea gardens says, will come to a sudden and complete end today. A local girls' school declared a holiday. Dozens of workers in our garden stayed away from work. They've been busy at home slaughtering all their poultry and livestock in preparation for one last, grand, chicken and mutton lunch. Liquour shops have done brisk business as well. Way to go!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

And they say the common man is not in touch with the happenings on the frontier of science...

flowergirl said...

Quoting the immortalised words of Mcenroe, "You can't be serious?!"

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

I rmember a similar panic when the new millenium was coming in!

Kamini said...

So funny!
And like Raji said, the panic some people got themselves into for the new millennium was ridiculous: I know people who stocked up an entire year's worth of water, food, batteries...all in a tiny Manhattan apartment, convinced that the end of the world was nigh.
Kamini.

Anonymous said...

The end of the world is nigh - we just dont know when.