My neighbour, Ramkumar, suddenly appeared on the next balcony of my building and gave me a big smile, “Bob, I’ve discovered a vaccine the world needs at this moment!”
“Whoa! Whoa!” I shouted, “You’ve just recovered from the coronavirus, not only you, but your whole family. Is that what you were doing while being quarantined? Becoming a scientist?”
“Not exactly,” he said with good humour, tolerating my banter, which normally he treated with a scowl. “It was after we went through the trauma, and came out more or less unscathed, that I discovered the vaccine!”
“Did your wife and children also help you in your research?” I asked pleasantly.
“As a matter of fact, yes!” replied my neighbour.
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