Feb 7, 2013

552. Thiruttu Maangaai

Thiruttu Maangai (Stolen Mango) is one of the tastiest fruits in the world. It tastes better than the normal mangoes. Even if you have a mango tree in your house, the mangoes in that tree stand no chance to the mangoes that are stolen from the neighbor's house.

When I was a kid, I used to wait for the summer season. That's the season the mangoes will dangle on all the mango trees. There are two ways to steal mangoes

1) Climb the mango tree and pluck the mangoes
2) Throw stones at the mangoes and pick them from the ground
Let us analyse these two methods

1) Climb the mango tree and pluck the mangoes

You should have a very good idea about the physical structure of the tree. You should also be a good climber. Once you climb the tree, there is no looking back. If the neighbor has a dog, make sure that the dog is sleeping. If the dog is awake, then the dog should be your friend. Otherwise, you are in big trouble. Make sure that you are wearing an appropriate dress while climbing the tree. If you are wearing a lungi or a skirt (In the case of you being a girl) there are chances of you giving a heart attack to the neighbor if he catches you in the act. In this method, the mangoes do not go through torture. This kind of plucking a mango is very similar to catching fish using a net.

 2) Throw stones at the mangoes and pick them from the ground

You should have a good aim. If the tree has lots and lots of mangoes, you don't have to worry about your aim. All you have to do is throw a stone at a bunch of mangoes. Make sure that there are no glass windows near the mango tree. If there are glass windows, it is better to use the first method unless and until you have a great aim. This method comes handy when you have a partner in crime. One can throw the stone and the other can retrieve the mango. The retriever should be good in running, climbing walls. If the neighbor has a dog, the retriever should be as fast as Ussain Bolt. This method of stealing a mango is like catching a fish using a fishing rod. The mango will go through great deal of pain. The mango will actually look like a heroine without make up.

After you get the mango, you can just bite it and eat it. Otherwise, you can hit the mango on a stone and burst it open and eat it. If you have the patience, you can use a knife to cut the mango into pieces. Add a pinch of salt and chilly powder and taste the mango. It would taste amazing.

Disclaimer : Stealing is a crime.
If tobacco companies can come up with such a disclaimer, why can't I ?

-Chronicwriter

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