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Short stories I remember...

I don't know how but I remember my kiddy class english stories as though yesterday. They must be as old as class I.

This one is about a simpleton who takes his sick granny to a doc.  A week later they go back to doc - no relief to granny. 
Third week same story. Then the doc asks are you following all the instructions.
Simpleton says yes, doc. Its written shake well before use. 
and I doshakemy granny well before giving her her medicine 3 times a day.
 So its 'shake well before use'.

The next is about a group of - lets just say simpletons. 8 of them to be exact, on a trip or something. Now they have to cross a river.

Once they reach the other side, they want to see if all of them reached the other end safely. They count and find one missing. Another checks and finds one missing. Actually they are counting others and not self hence the discrepancy.
There is this passer-by who notices this comedy and intervenes. He taps each one with his knuckles and counts .. and all is fine now.


Cease Cease Fire

One of the biggest marketing successes that I've seen is the Cease Fire fire extinguisher campaign. So successful was it that every taxi wala, paan wala thought he will catch fire and bought one of the cans, which was no bigger than a coke can. It left me with no option but wonder - how will this ever help in a real fire.

Thrice I caught my dad on the verge of buying one of these cans for home.
Years later peeps had to throw away empty cans.
Then no news of these folks for many years.. till.. they came out with a 'genius product.
It was so damn secret. A friend of mine working at this company. He couldn't stop talking of the product but without actually telling us what it was. He said it will change our lives but wasn't willing to tell more as his bosses told him it is top damn secret.

Then one Sunday it was launched. They did what can be called carpet bombing. All the TV channels showed only this ad. for 2-3 hrs.

Well the product was a vacumiser (duh). Something tha…