There is an affectionate term in Term called Mundirikottai which means Cashew nut. A cashew fruit while still unplucked from the tree looks like this:
Do you get why I introduce it here and what relevance it has to the topic? Unlikely, possibly with the exception of Padmum who has suggested this topic for today, and / or Sanjana who speaks Tamil at home.
In Tamil ‘ mundiri’ means cashew and means a nut; So it is ‘ mundirikottai’
A nut or seed is formed inside a vegetable or fruit in the middle of edible flesh by nature, not visible outside except in the case of cashew.
Only cashew has this peculiar formation of the nut protruding outside of it and is visible.
Hence any person who tries to make his/her presence felt first ignoring others is called ‘mundirikottai’
For example, you ask a question addressed to the person ‘A’ in a group, expecting an answer from him/ her only. But the person ‘B’ comes forward suddenly/immediately to answer and answers even before the person ‘A’ starts to answer ‘B’ is rightly called ‘Mundirikottai.’
Now, I can call Padmum a cashew nut for wanting to write to Santa Claus in the beginning of November or call myself one for writing this letter to him much ahead of all the other letters that he will surely get from mid December onwards. The chances of his forgetting my requests are more if I write now but, perhaps that is what Padmini wants him to do any way. Padmum however qualifies for this title as she has posted one day ahead of the scheduled Friday. I think that she is desperate for her list to be studied in detail by Santa before he gets other lists.
I have reached the stage of life where my wants are none and needs are few. I have been blessed with everything that I need to live my remaining life span in reasonable comfort and so my letter to Santa this year will ask for just the following.
1. Please ensure that I and mine are spared the chinese virus.
2. Please ensure that the virus disappears quickly.
3. Please ensure that all beings experience good health, peace and joy.
And to wind up, a little humour.
This is my contribution to this week’s Friday 8 On 1 blog post topic. The other seven bloggers who write on the same topic every Friday are Maria. Sanjana, Padmum, Raju, Shackman , Srinivas and Conrad. This week’s topic was suggested by Padmum. Please do go over to their respective blogs to see what they have to say on the topic. Thank you.