Attitudes to Life : A comedy
Now Theo was not a poor man although as a younger man he was a stranger to money. But he was never poor in spirit. Every thing came to him in time, at he right time. He was never poor because he was and is an optimist.
He got this from his dad. For example; one morning Theo was feeling in the mood for a sandwich.
He felt like eating a salad sandwich. He looked in the fridge for tomato and lettuce. There was no
tomato or lettuce. He looked beside the fridge for onion and he found some. There was also a
potato that had sprouted. Now Theo really hungered for a salad sandwich.
He called his dad as Theo was still just a young boy. His dad said “Did you look in the fridge?”
“Yes” said Theo. His dad looked in the fridge. He found a cabbage and said “Look, here it is.” Theo
had also found the cabbage earlier. Theo had examined it, tasted it. He thought just looking at it
that it did look like a lettuce, only bigger and harder. However when he tasted it, it was more
bitter and harder but it was more aromatic as well. “That is not a lettuce” Theo said. “It is” his dad said. “How can I put it in a sandwich?” Theo asked. “You can put it in a sandwich” his dad said. Now in the language that Theo spoke Theo used the term “living leaf or vegetable”. And that is why
his dad said it was a “living leaf”. Theo had reservations about putting cabbage in a sandwich though. Although his mind was turning the
possibility over. Theos’ breakthrough came when he reasoned that to soften and enhance the flavour
of the cabbage he would heat it in the wok. So Theo peeled a leaf off and chopped it. Put it in the wok and fried it. The aromas were very
appetising. The smell of cooking suggested to his palate that onion and potato would go well with
it. So he put those in too although he was not sure about the onion. But as an optimist he was
willing to side with the onion. And so as a young boy of six years old Theo cooked himself a meal. And it was good. When Theo was fourty years old he lived in a little house with two nashi trees. The fruit was
smaller than the commercially sold fruit and a little hard to eat. He decided to make wine out of
the fruit which he picked up from the ground. Theo didn’t have vat so he used an old Esky he found
on the side of the street. He didn’t have a grinder so he put the fruit in whole. He didn’t have
enough liquid in the mix so he put in tap water from the hose. Theo put the lid on and hoped for
the best. He left the Esky under a table in the back yard. When his friend came around and asked what it was Theo replied “Oh. That is mulled wine.” “Can I have some?” His friend asked. “Of course.” The result was not very good.