It was Tuesday. After dinner, I went to the bedroom and was thinking about possible story on the topic Advice.
After some time I and my wife was having a discussion.
Wife; You should use your long professional experience and the full day of the spare time in the retired life.
Me; How can I use that?
Wife; You should become an advisor and open an office. You have experience in many areas.
As per advice of my wife, I opened an office and became an advisor.
My first customer
I welcomed the customer and offered a seat.
Customer; I want an advice from you.
Me; Sure, that is what for, I am sitting here.
Customer; Please advise me a topic to write a story. I am confused on the topic of the story.
Me: Sure, Todays hot topic is Advice. Many are writing on this topic.
Customer: Agreed with a little modification. I will be happy to write about the life of a great advisor. Do you know anybody?
Me; One advisor is sitting in front of you, itself.
Customer; Oh, now I have decided to write about you, with your help and blessing. I want to know more about your life. Can you please allow me along with my wife to pass full day with you in your house this Sunday?
Now, I had little option and so, agreed unwillingly.
My second customer
Customer; I want advice from you
Me; Sure, on which subject you want advice.
Customer; That also to be advised by you. Just give me advice on anything of your choice.
Me; (I thought, what a stranger) Oh sure, but you have to pay my fees as per chart shown on that wall.
Customer; I am ready to pay.
Then for some time I gave him advice on some thing, totally unwillingly.
My 3rd customer
Customer; Please advise me a solution
Me; (I was waiting for this kind of customer only). Sure please sit down and tell me your problem.
Customer; I want to write a story, but not able to decide topic. Please suggest a topic.
What happen after that is not worth mentioning. I closed my office for a day and left for home.
I asked my wife to suggest a method to avoid unwanted visitor ( my 1st customer) on coming Sunday. She promptly suggested a holiday out. I agreed immediately. Next Sunday morning, both of us were going to a remote place in a taxi.
Suddenly my wife started laughing. She was just going on laughing. After some time…
Me; Why are you laughing?
Wife; For long time I have not gone on the holiday. I planned a trap for you to force you to go on the holiday. Suggesting you to become an advisor, opening an office, and all the 3 visitors were beautifully planned to trap you. And, the trap is successful.
Me; But why you planned such an unusual way.
Wife; I am bored with the normal method of asking and wanted something unusual and tricky method. You are always writing unusual and tricky things. So I also selected interesting, unusual and tricky method. It was really enjoyable to play the trick with the you.
Me: But who advised you this trap?
Wife; This was advised by an advisor having office in the back lane. But, Implementation is done by me.
Suddenly I got up due to loud sound of the doorbell. It was morning of the Wednesday. My wife was back to the home from the relative’s house. Whatever I have written above, was just a dream. But I was happy. A story has been written already on the subject wanted by me. It was written 100 percent in the dream with the help of the “The Dream Advisor” the dream.
This is in response to the Weekly Discover Challenges opening line
A person was having a dog. The dog could understand and speak human language. But, the main duty of the dog was to protect the house.
Dog: Good morning Master
Master: Very good morning
Dog: Master, That … that …that ….
Master: Oh, Mr. Dog, come on, and say whatever you want to say without fear.
Dog: Master, you are giving me very less food in the dinner. That is not sufficient for me.
Master: That is to help you, otherwise you will sleep and you will not be able to protect the house, which is your main duty.
Dog: That is fine Master, but you are not giving me weekly off also. I have to work all the seven days. I never got salary rise. Kindly increase my salary (first rise) at least 20%, by giving me 20% more food in the dinner.
Master: Well, you have worked for long time with me and doing hard work also. So I will do something for you. Every Tuesday night I am not sleeping because, I have to write an article on the topic Weekly Discover Challenges. So Every Tuesday evening, you can have as much food as you want and then you can sleep full night.
Dog: Thank you, Thank you very much Master
The dog had enough food then slept happily. There was a thief, who was watching this house for long time. Today he saw that, dog is sleeping. He came to the house to steal something. As Master was not sleeping and the light was on inside the house, he could not enter the house. But outside, the only thing he saw was the small size house made for the dog. So Thief took away the dog’s house.
Morning, the dog saw his house missing. The dog rushed to the master to inform this. Master told the dog not to worry, as he will arrange a new house. The dog was very happy and thanked the master.
2nd Tuesday night
Thief came again and this time took away the new house also happily. Morning, when dog saw that, new house is also missing; he rushed to the master to inform this. The dog was very much worried now.
Master: Do not worry, I will buy another house for you, but I do not want this to happen again. As, I am not sleeping Tuesday night, Next Tuesday I will sit outside in the fresh air ( It was summer time) and write my story. You can sleep inside the house. The dog was very happy.
(Dear Readers, Nobody know the future, so Master and dog also were not aware about the next third Tuesday night. But I am the writer and Not only I know the future of characters of my story, but I can change the future also. I know that trouble is not over for them So, )
3rd Tuesday night
The thief came again. He saw master sitting outside, but it was dark inside the house. So, he entered the house from the back door and took away some gold ornaments. Now all were happy. The Master is writing story outside the house happily. The Dog is sleeping happily. Thief also is happy because of gold. But no happiness will last forever.
Morning Master and dog both were worried. They did not know, what to do
(Dear Readers, I want to continue my story and have decided to help them. I am telling this because I will play some role in this story )
Master and Dog, both of them saw a dream. They came to know that Mr. G K Agrawal ( myself the writer ) can help them. They also got opportunity to meet me in the dream. So they came to me.
Dog and Master: Good morning Sir,
MY self: Good morning, you are not looking happy,
Dog: Sir, kindly help us. You know our problem very well.
Myself: Well, You want to be happy always. This is not allowed by the nature. Anyway, do you have any suggestion, I could help you.
Dog: Sir, If Police arrest the thief then ..
Myself: Ok, agreed
Both of them thanked me and went back happily. (This meeting with me took place in their dream)
Next day (Friday), the thief was arrested by the Police. The dog was happy. But the master was not happy, so he called the dog.
Master: See Mr. Dog, I brought you to protect my house. I have to spend money also. But now the thief is arrested so I do not need you service. You are suspended with the benefit of one month notice.
The dog collapsed and started praying
Dog: Master, kindly do not do that, otherwise I will be homeless and without food. I will not take Tuesday off. You can reduce my salary further by reducing the food quantity in the dinner.
Afterword both of them lived happily as per earlier arrangements.
G K Agrawal
This is in response to Discover Weekly Challenges The Story Behind The Door
A man wanted to get married. So he went to a marriage bureau.
He was welcomed by receptionist. Receptionist told that, they have grouped candidates based on the qualities and choice. Receptionist showed many options and asked him to select one. The man selected the choice “very beautiful”. Receptionist asked him to go behind a door on which “very beautiful” was written.
Behind the door with the “very beautiful” tag, another receptionist welcomed him and asked a choice from many options. The man selected “qualified”. Based on the choice, the man was asked to go behind the door on which “qualified” was written.
Behind the door with the “qualified” tag, another receptionist welcomed him and asked a choice from many options. The man selected “earning good salary”. Based on the choice, the man was asked to go behind the door on which “earning good salary” was written.
Behind the door with the “earning good salary” tag, another receptionist welcomed him and asked a choice from many options. The man selected “well-behaved”. Based on the choice, the man was asked to go behind the door on which “well-behaved” was written.
Behind the door with the “well- behaved” tag, another receptionist welcomed him and asked a choice from many options. The man selected “good singer”. Based on the choice, the man was asked to go behind the door on which “good singer” was written.
Behind the door with the “good singer” tag, another receptionist welcomed him and asked a choice from many options. The man selected “know cooking”. Based on the choice, the man was asked to go behind the door on which “know cooking” was written.
Behind the door with the “know cooking” tag, he saw the back yard of the building, exit door and a building outside the exit door having big board with the following statement written on that.
“Welcome dear bachelor. You have too much expectation and desire. Please attend free special course to control your expectation and desire in this college.
G K Agrawal
This in response to Discover Challenge Analog
Mr. Analog and Mr. Digital meet each other
Analog; Hello Mr. Digital
Digital; Hi Mr. Analog How are you
Analog; Fine, How are you
Digital; I am fine, you look very old
Analog; I am 4.5 billion years old. How old you are
Digital; 50 Years
Analog; You are very young my child
Digital; Do not call me child. Whole world is depending on me including you
Analog; So you say, you are not child but you are old
Digital; Not old, but proud of handling the whole world
Analog; For how long, you are handling the whole world
Digital; 50 years
Analog; I am handling the world since 4.5 billion years. Anyway, how long you expect to survive, before your younger brother Mr. Future Technology ( neither analog nor digital ) is born and takes over
Digital; (waited some time to look for answer), Do not know
Analog; So you are not sure about your future. I am sure I will survive till earth is there
Digital; But today world cannot survive without me
Analog; Why, world have survived 4.5 billion years without you
Digital; May be, but today you cannot survive without me
Analog; Well, Can you survive without eating
Digital; No, Nobody can survive
Analog; But, Still you grow eatable on the analog earth without which you cannot survive. So you are depending on me
Digital is silence and is searching for some argument for defense
Analog; See, In the past you were depending on me, today you cannot live without eating (without me), you are not sure about your future also.
Digital feels disappointed and looks sad
Analog; Be happy my child, We should enjoy and live today (your day) neither in the past, nor in the future.
Digital starts smiling again
G K Agrawal
This is in response to the Discover Challenge Origin Story
More than 50 years back, I may be about 6 year old. That time; a day with my Aunt, I remember even today.
I went first time to my aunt’s house in a different city. She was always in fun and laughing mood. Aunt welcomed me with a lovely smile. As a habit, she planned a trap to catch me red handed stealing the sweet (But I had no idea about this plan).
She prepared the tasty sweets before me (I hoped that she will give me one, but she did not give sweet to me). After preparing the sweet, she kept the sweets in one room in my knowledge. Afterword she disappeared (In fact she was hiding nearby to catch me red handed).
After I saw that, nobody is there to see me; I could not resist and took one sweet. Then, I kept whole sweet in my mouth to finish as fast as possible, before anybody comes in.
However to my shock, aunt along with other people appeared from nowhere. Now she asked me that what I am hiding in my mouth.
I smartly pushed sweet to right side of the mouth (It must be very clearly visible due to projection outside). But I was sure that nobody will notice it. I moved my head left and right to indicate NO ( I was not in a position to speak).
She gave a light slap at right side. Now, sweet automatically pushed to left side of the mouth safely. Now aunt asked, what is left side, I again moved my head left and right to tell that nothing is there
Aunt gave another light slap at left side now. This time I could not control and sweet came out from the mouth and fallen on the floor. Everybody (except me) again started laughing.
But I considered myself very clever. I knew that now nothing is there in the mouth, so no proof now. Now it was my time to fire back. I opened my mouth to show that nothing is there in the mouth. All are unnecessary asking wrong questions.
All were laughing, laughing and go on laughing. I also joined to laughing party.
G K Agrawal