This is the only reason why we haven't yet become millionaires. Otherwise, with the extent to which we watch our pennies, we'd have become millionaires long back.....
Last weekend, we had forgotten to buy something (I forget what), so we dropped in at Total mall to check if it was available there. The refundable parking charge of Rs. 20/- paid, we went in.. but we didn't get whatever we went there for. Now how to get the refund ? We couldn't lose TWENTY bucks, could we?
There was a Music World/Planet M out there. We went in to see if we could get something worth Rs. 20/- Surely a pencil, or a crayon set, or a small colouring book for kiddo ..... should be easy, right?
Half an hour later, we walked out light-hearted with.....
The Collectors- David Baldacci ( Art and Suma culpa.)
Hour Game- David Baldacci
The Pakistani Bride- Bapsi Sidhwa ( I really like her writing.)
A Dangerous Fortune- Ken Follet
A file folder (Mar being the season to accumulate paperwork)
Aandhi- the video cd. (for my Mom actually )
.... our pockets also lighter by close to a 1000 bucks!
Penny wise and pound foolish.
And the story of our non-existent savings.
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