Fighting over being called ‘Murgi’ stops after price of chicken skyrockets
Being called "Murgi" has always been a source of extreme offence for all students of Bangladesh, although they can often been found queueing up to have fried chicken.
But things on the "Murgi" front have changed, thankfully. The country's students have finally stopped being offended by the word as they came to know that the price of chicken has skyrocketed and is going to challenge the prices of beef and mutton very soon.
"If someone calls me 'Murgi' now, I don't jump on him anymore. Instead, I feel so valuable and honoured," Tausif, a student of Idle College who once assaulted a pedestrian for calling him "broiler murgi" after he came out through his college gate wearing a white shirt, said about his recently-discovered pride.
Visiting several kitchen markets in the capital, this Satireday correspondent saw that the prices of various types of chicken were growing by leaps and bounds.
Several students from several institutions claimed that the price was just a metaphor here, and in actual fact it was their pride that was going up day by day.
"The word that offended me yesterday makes me feel proud today," Zubair, a student of Sea Tea College who partook in a clash happened between Idle College and Sea Tea College the day before, said with profound pride.
The surge in chicken prices means that gone are the days of humiliation and embarrassment as no one will mock anyone by calling them "broiler chicken".
Although the cheap price of broiler chicken has benefitted the bachelors of the city, it has always been a source of humiliation for students. "We have always been mocked by being compared with broiler chicken. That is over now. The price will do us justice. Has anyone ever called some a 'diamond' in mockery? No, because it's expensive and valuable. Call us 'murgi' now. You cannot even afford to buy it now, can you?" said Katrina, a student of Very Hard to Spell School & College who posts the growing price of chicken 10 times a day on her social media accounts.
People in every nook and cranny of the capital can now breathe a huge sigh of relief because of the peace, that did not come cheap. In fact, it came so expensive that families of the country have decided to turn into vegans.
"I am so happy now that finally students of this country have stopped fighting over calling each other 'murgi'. I know it came at a huge price and has gone beyond my means. But the huge price is small price compared to the high price of being stuck in a bus due to some boys on the road hitting each other because they heard the word 'murgi'," Shams, the newlywed inhabitant of Zigatola who stopped eating chickens and turned to vegetables, said with relief visible on his face.