I read the moving news line at the bottom of the news channel – “US President Barack Obama has said the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria in an attack on Wednesday is a ‘big event of grave concern’”.
Brownstone, was a man with worries. He had a grave concern regarding his grave concern. The market was down. More people were disposing their lost dear ones by encasing them. ‘Yearn for an urn’ was the copy that the nearby electric crematorium was touting.
As if that was not enough, his engraver, Mr. Etch was leaving. He had grave doubts on retaining his job. Engraving on the tombstones was not paying enough. He was paid by the numbers of letters and epitaphs now had only hashtags. No more were people interested in long epitaphs. He was looking forward to a position in the up market place at Belgravia. He was answering to an ad which said “Crave for engraving ? Apply here!”
Brownstone’s worries were far from over. Having inherited his business from his grandfather Brownstone Sr, he felt the family business must go on; otherwise his grandfather would turn in his grave!
He, contrary to government expectations, was expecting more women to be in gravida menses hoping that his business would improve in the long run. He actively opposed any longevity initiatives saying it hurt his business. In short he was expecting that expecting mothers would fill the gap in the grave concern’s market expectations.
He was never for burying the hatchet and was for burying the dead. His secretly liked grave diggers, so long as people put up new graves in the place of old ones. He concerned himself with any government initiatives on creating new burial grounds. He was against about the new green movement that called for plain coffins. He was finding that retaining Etch was becoming a problem.
He was trying to teach pottery to Mr. Etch. Now was the time to understand that the urn was the next big thing. May be earthen urns would be a good alternative?
The public address system was blaring “… announces the boarding of the Flight BA 119…. “ when reality struck me between the eyes. The moving news line at the bottom of the news channel – “US President Barack Obama has said the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria in an attack on Wednesday is a ‘big event of grave concern’” was playing for the umpteenth time. I located my boarding card…