I bought a few packs eagerly and stood in the sun for hours after eating them thinking I could find sustenance with just water and sunlight.(The thought of fertilizer did not cross my mind back then)
Mom found me a few hours later, half naked on the terrace and with my eyes transfixed upon the setting sun.
Used to my eccentricities,she perfunctorily felt my forehead and checked my pulse and other vital signs and having found nothing amiss dragged me down for dinner.
I was hungry and reconsidered my wish to live on photosynthesis alone.
If nothing else,I must’ve gotten a really nice tan on that warm summer evening.
(You already had a tan.You’re a frickin’ South Indian.You were BORN with a tan you Moron!)
Years later Chlormint (advert alert!)was released.It too supposedly contained chlorophyll.(hence the green colour and the obvious but tacky product name)
The advert also alluded that consuming the product greatly enhanced one’s ‘cool’ quotient and also attracted pretty unattainable women.
This time though,the prospect of standing under the sun did not attract me too much.