I and Mr. Kanjoos* were the only people in the new building. We were here for a meeting. I looked at Mr. Kanjoos and said demurely. "I need to ask you something."
Kanjoos looked up at me and exclaimed with a smile, "Go ahead! Shoot!"
I fluttered my eyelashes and said, "I need some change."
"Sure! How much?" asked Kanjoos with a broad patronizing smile.
"I am building a house and any contribution will help."
Kanjoos gasped and started wheezing while his face turned ashen. He clutched his heart and looked like he would keel over.
“Hehe I am kidding!" I giggled. "I need 5 bucks to pay the coffee fellow. I don’t have any change."
Kanjoos struggled to gain composure but the impact of the first statement was still creating shock waves and negated the waves of relief that was trying to wash over him. His face was now a dirty white with red blotches and he looked like he was going to have as exultant heart attack. He tried his best to smile but it came out as a lop sided snarl.
"About that five bucks…" I asked with fake hesitancy. He swiftly removed a five rupee coin from his pocket and thrust it into my hands. His last record for parting with money was two minutes. The person who achieved that feat was SS, who convinced Kanjoos that a free PF withdrawal form now costs two bucks.
Today he bettered his record by 30 seconds. The person who achieved that feat was yours *cough* brilliantly truly.
That would make me 100 bucks richer from the betting syndicate in the office who were so sure I would lose that the stakes were loaded in favor of Kanjoos.
Next week the stakes have been raised higher. Foxy has declared that he will get money out of Kanjoos in one minute. We are eagerly looking forward to the challenge. Brisk betting is happening as I type this post dear people!
Will Kanjoos better his record next week? Or will Foxy bite the dust? No one knows.
So I am putting my money on both, tee hee.
Wish me luck peoples!