Like everybody else in easy circumstances nowadays, Francis Bennett, having abandoned domestic cooking, is one of the subscribers to the Society for Supplying Food to the Home, which distributes dishes of a thousand types through a network of pneumatic tubes. This system is expensive, no doubt, but the cooking is better. So, not without some regret, Francis Bennett was lunching in solitude. He was finishing his coffee when Mrs Bennett, having got back home, appeared in the telephote screen.
People need not spend time even on their basic morning chores such as bathing or dressing in a world of tremendous technology when everyone is preoccupied with their own work. As a result, it's understandable that Francis Bennett, like everyone else in those times, has quit household cooking and is a subscriber to the "Society for Supplying Food to the Home," which sends out dishes of a thousand sorts via a network of pneumatic tubes.
Without a doubt, this method is expensive, but the cooking was also much better. Though technology has advanced significantly, hand-made dishes will always be superior, but technology has made it feasible to serve delicious food to people regardless of their number. And, thanks to technology, Francis Bennett didn't have to eat his lunch alone any longer. Mrs Bennett, who had arrived home, appeared on the telephote screen as Francis drank his coffee, indicating that Mr. and Mr. Francis were always connected through technology.
Meaning of difficult words:
|Pneumatic||Containing or operated by gas|
|Solitude||The state of being alone or oneself|
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2018). English Standard-10. A day in 2889 of an American Journalist - Jules Verne (pp. 153-157). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.