The Case Of The Incredible Shrinking Shawarma

This evening, I went to Royal Food Court, opposite the Ernakulam North Raiway Station, as my mom wanted me to buy shawarma sandwiches for dinner. I remember that the last time I bought some from there, they were really delicious and yummy. So I said that I would get one each for her, my dad and myself.

Imagine my chagrin – these sandwiches keep getting smaller day by day and the fucking prizes go through the roof. Rs.40 for a tiny little shawarma sandwich that an ant would find as too small! Rs.40! It cost me Rs.120 for three miserable size bites. And the fuckers serving it are very miserly with the dill pickles and carrot side servings too!

I remember when the shawarma craze first came to Cochin & Kerala. This was way back in the early 1990s and there was just that one place that served them – Kentucky Inn on the second floor of GCDA shopping complex on Marine Drive. They cost just Rs.10 and the portions were bigger. Pretty soon they were Rs.12 but the portions stayed the same. Then it was Rs.15, then Rs.20 and 3 or 4 years ago, when I started having them again, they were Rs.25. Smaller portions

6 months later, they were Rs.30 and even smaller. Two months ago the same place @ North they were Rs.35 and smaller. Now this evening, Rs.40 and even smaller. Like the skirts that get shorter & shorter each summer (but that is a good thing) the sandwiches keep getting smaller! What the fuck!!

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