Friday, 28 March 2014

Tempted

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I always looked forward to visits to my Granny's place during my School's Summer-holidays. It was real fun as all my cousins also came and we had a gala time.
Granny's favorite words were - Eat & Sleep!
Granny was a great cook and ensured that we all ate yummy food.
She also wanted us to sleep in the afternoon so that she, my grandfather and the rest of the elders could enjoy their afternoon siesta.

But, we never slept and indulged in all sorts of fun activities. When our excitement levels made our voices loud, Granny would warn us to keep the volume down!

Granny made excellent pickles. She would add spices to the cut raw mangoes and put them out in the sun to dry. 

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Seeing the open treasure in front, I was tempted to sample the half-made pickles.
Ditto was the case with all my cousins!

As we all collectively yielded to our temptation, one afternoon, our army finished off the entire collection that Granny had left out in the sun to dry!

You should have seen her face when she woke up from her afternoon nap and let out a cry of shock & surprise!

"You kids have just finished off so many jars of future-pickles! You will have stomach-upsets..."

Seeing Granny's concern that we might have upset-tummies, I was tempted to inform her that we had even finished her entire bottle of Chooran!

Time for more shock & surprise!

It seems kids were permitted only one Chooran ball per day & we had gobbled up innumerable ones without counting!

Learnt a lesson for life- Take care of temptation!




This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Prompt- This time we’re aiming at making it more creative! Your post must contain, ‘ I was tempted’.

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Chosen as a WOW Post HERE.

 Top post on IndiBlogger.in, the community of Indian Bloggers

47 comments:

  1. Lol I never did that. Not much fond of pickles :D

    Nice tale for the prompt :)

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    1. I looooove pickles. This is a true story :)
      Thanks for the appreciation, Anmol.

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    2. Yup I could guess it's your story. Girls are usually fond of pickles right ;)

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    3. BTW congrats you topped the list this time :D

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    4. Yay! Thanks a lot Anmol :)
      Yes it is my story :)

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  2. Hahaha reminds me of me.

    I love pickles and anything spicy and tangy :)

    Damn, I'm hungry now :D

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    1. Haha Soumya :) We share common interests!
      Even I am hungry now though I also had pickles for lunch :)

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  3. Aww, great :)

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  4. A tangy, spicy post it is, Anita! Always fun to walk the memory lanes of carefree childhood :)

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    1. Thanks Beloo!
      I love your choice of words- Tangy & Spicy - that's what pickles are about.
      But, yet to earn my Tangy/Spicy badges from BlogAdda :) Trying :)

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  5. I loved it! I know its true as i have also experienced the summer afternoons where grandparents want the children to sleep, but children don't care about the temperature and want to explore the world outside home! And doing something forbidden in your grandparents home is always an enjoyable experience.

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    1. Yes, very true, Ratna! We share similar experiences :)
      Kids love grandparents homes :)

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  6. haha...reminds me of the tamarind pickle my grandmother used to make :D

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    1. I love Tamarind pickle & Chooran, Naba :)

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  7. Ooh such a tempting prompt! Nicely done Anita

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    1. Courtesy BlogAdda! Join in! Thanks a lot:)

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  8. I am tempted looking at your pickle picture.

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  9. Your temptation sure gave your granny a huge shock...!! :P

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  10. hahaha.. a pickling tempted post :)

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    1. Thanks, Ankur!
      Wanna indulge in the same fun activities again! Missing them :)

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  11. Yum yum yummy post..!!! Woo....ww; Im craving for my Mom's Mango Pickle. :)
    Beautifully written :)

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    1. Thanks for the yummy comment :)

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  12. Fun indeed. :)
    I remember having stolen some fro neighbor's.;)

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    1. Hehe! Indrani, we all have such fun tales :)

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  13. A nice read, Anita. Good one. Can feel the pulse though I missed all these kind of activities because of my hostel life during school :-(

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    1. Thanks Jayanta. Okay. I am sure you have many memories too.
      We indulged in such fun during our Summer holidays :)

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  14. Children can tolerate a lot, right?

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    1. Yes! Kids love treats! Happy to eat :)

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  15. No meal is complete without pickles!

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  16. Beautiful post about two associated activities (freaking out on raw mango pieces being sun-dried and then freaking out on choorans, etc.) that many have indulged in as children.

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation. Yes indeed! Kids have common interests :)

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  17. This year here in my hometown we have a good mango season and my mom has made all types of mango pickles. I will wait for weekends so that I can come home and taste all these mango pickles. My mother pickles has saved me when I was working outside. Rice+curd+pickle made my lunch... :)

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    1. True Krishna. That's my favorite meal too. I love Mango Pickles too :)

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  18. thinking of raw mangoes is mouth watering nice take on the prompt

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    1. Thanks Cifar! True, really mouth-watering :)

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  19. Brings back memories of my long last childhood

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    1. Thanks Sureshji! Happy you went on a walk down the memory-lane :)

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  20. Quite a different story! Pickles, my all time favorite! :)

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    1. Thanks Preeti :) How we love pickles!

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