Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sweet and Sour

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 41; the forty-first edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is "SWEET AND SOUR"
Nita was smiling as she exited her boss' room along with her colleague Vinay.

"I don't understand you, Nita. Up to now he has been praising your work and you came out poker-faced. Today he rubbishes your work and you seem happy"

"Now I know that his praise all this while was real"

Vinay looked at her incredulously. Nita said nothing more. How could she explain that it was only the squeeze of lemon that made it possible to relish sugared water?

You get both sweet and sour in any relationship. It is the sour that makes it possible to enjoy the sweet.
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40 comments:

  1. That's true Suresh.. In any relationship, you get both sweet and sour. :) Keep writing for BAT.

    Someone is Special

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  2. A short sweet message!! Well done :)

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  3. Variety is the spice of life. I think this is the shortest post on your blog till date.

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    1. Yes, Saru! It is. Though there was one just a bit longer also for Blogaton.

      Thanks for your regular visits.

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  4. Very true.. same like eating 'afeem' before eating something sweet!

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  5. Damn ! I wish both were in the desired proportions in my life. It would then be as satiating as the idea of this post.

    Good Luck Suresh ji for the contest.

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  6. takes a lot of maturity to see things that way..... great context for the post!!

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    1. It does! Thing is if someone only praises you all the time you also tend to feel that he is only flattering you :)

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  7. A big message from a short story.. Would always keep this in mind.

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  8. Yes,a little bit of acidity in a relationship assures us that it is genuine.
    Well thought of.

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    1. Coming from you, Indu, that is an endorsement!

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  9. Lovely... succinct and true! and conveyed the message really well.

    Cheers!

    Read mine at Aashish - Sweet and Sour!!!

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    1. Thanks Ashish! Great that the message resonated with you

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  10. No wonder I like chocolate so much. My boss keeps up with the lemon juice ;)

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  11. it's true sour makes us realize the value of sweet

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  12. Smart post I would say :)
    All the best for BATOM

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    1. Thanks KayEM! Looks like you are on one of your rare visits here :)

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  14. ये सुरेश जी का ही कमाल हैं की
    इतने कम शब्दों में इतनी बड़ी बात कह गए
    बेहतरीन रचना

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    1. Thanks a lot Shashi for that generous compliment.

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  15. Hi Suresh, big message- less words ... only you could have done this :)

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    1. Yeah... work pressure both on personal and professional front... things are slowly settling down now :)
      Waiting for your comment on my story, not for BAT but for my personal development, so read it whenever you have time, its a bit lengthy :)

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    2. I'll surely get round to it Amit! it may be a wait though - some personal commitments.

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