My grandma was a pretty happy woman. However, she did wonder what made her and her friends live rather longer life.
Once when I returned from my school, she caught me. “Come here and listen to me. Now everything is clear.”
“What is the matter, grandma?”
“All these years I was unclear about why do people of my generation suddenly started living longer when our elders died so early! Now I know.”
“What is the secret?”
“See, the LPG cylinder got over and the man came for the delivery. He was telling me that because there is less demand for cylinders this month. So his company was reluctant to take empty cylinders back.”
“What is the connection between LPG and long life?”
“There is, there is! See, your parents’ generation started having smaller families. So there is less demand for souls up there. So the old souls are not going back fast!”