Tomato didn’t like Potato, and potato didnt like tomato. Though they never dare to declare an open war, I was “brilliant” enough to understand the cold war happening between them. They cannot be blamed on starting the cold war as being brought up in a competitive climate.

Growing them together was really tough for me. With some ups and downs both of them were nourished in a decent way. I took extra care not to hurt the ego of any of them. Whenever I have to take a special care on any one of them due to xyz reasons, I was forced to keep my eyes shut towards the dark face of the other one. Many times somehow I could escape from the verge of lies.

This time also, I was struggling. I know a lie can never rectify the problem. It may just calm down the other, but I may get tensed if a family of lies are following the first one even if those are for some good causes.

Nothing wrong would have happened with the tomato or potato with a lie to please one of them. But my wandering mind would think over and over and finally start criticizing myself. So I decided to make it guilt free. I am relieved now with the truth.

White lies are heard here and there. Even if its harmless, I wonder “wont it hurt your soul?, wont it make oneself tensed? wont your brain feel guilty?”

PS: Tomato and Potato need not be persons, could be any two contradictory things or interests in your life.

Both of them were confused.

One asked “Which one should we opt?” The other replied “Actually I wish to learn both. Learning a new thing is always challenging. But I am ready to accept the challenge and move on”

The first girl “But we don’t have a chance to opt both, we can take only one of them. It’s difficult to identify the better one”

The second girl was still in her thoughts on learning both.

Then one of their favourite teacher appeared on their way. Both of them greeted her and had some casual talks. The first girl used the chance to share their confusion with her. And the teacher could add some new perspectives to their problem and obviously it helped the girls. And finally they could come up with a solution for their problem.


In fact in different ways, we are all surrounded with tons of information. But rarely do we pay attention to those signals around us or rarely we collect something out of it. Here the information appeared in the form of teacher and the first girl could use it to her advantage.

The second girl was not completely unobservant about the world around her. But the point is she couldn’t take advantage of the situation.


So are you able to take advantage of every situation whenever possible?

“Oh I feel that I have missed something. I am quite sure; I have left something unattended in my memory. Can’t recollect it.. But it was something really important”

Many a times, I faced this situation.. Even facing now.. But nowadays, seems the frequency got a little reduced 😉

My secret, “first of all notice the vital thing and remind myself that I have an important thing to do, secondly link it to an awkward thing and drop it in on my way” shhhhhhhh…

So let us know how you are coming out of this memory problem..?