Friday, May 2, 2008

"If they don't have bread...

Case Study

Location: Doyen's Colony,a settled (residential) colony on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

Size of family: 3("friends visit often"-orkut)

Income: 40,000 per month(4,80,000 per annum)approx

Food habits: Breakfast is occasionally avoided or skipped.Lunch is usually from middle-level food joints. Dinner invariably consists of Maggi Noodles. Increase in intake of Maggi Noodles occurs over the weekend. Minimal consumption of certain vegetables(1 onion, two green chillies, 2 tomatoes per day).

Analysis: It has been observed that the members of the subject family have not only retained their level of comfortable living over the past couple of months but have actually managed to enhance it. For instance a marked increase has been noted in the frequency of family dinners at slightly more expensive locations.

Conclusion: Inflation has not affected the subjects. The reason for the subjects' admirable condition is the regular consumption of Maggi Noodles.

Recommendation: We hereby request the Government of India to supply packets of Maggi Noodles at all Ration and Fair Price shops. It is our belief that Maggi Noodles will not only provide adequate nourishment, but also reduce expenditure on vegetables. It is also believed that the brand value of Maggi Noodles will increase the mental satisfaction quota of the poor and hungry and ensure that they do not indulge in anti-social,anarchist activities.

Precedent: As a possible precedent for our recommendation,we would like to cite this proposal.

(I was a bit miffed to find that other have posted on this issue with the same title. My response----The words "If they have no bread,let them eat cake" were not said by Marie Antoinette. ha! )


Anonymous said...

Ummm . . .can I take a guess on who "said subject" is? :)

Prasanth said...

And you will be completely accurate. We have been learning the weirdest lessons on living as a settled family over the past couple of months.I suspect we have added some new ones to the rule-book as well, Maggi Noodles being an example.