Monday, April 25, 2011

Insider betting

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!



Ramanathan Kannan said...

Good luck... I have been around the blog world for some time now, and when it comes to pure entertainment, your blog is simply sensational...

mathew said...

hehe..this sounds fun...need to find a bakra in office for doing this..!!
anyways wishing you good luck!!;-P

Nona said...

Good luck! Since you are playing both sides, there is little chance you will lose! A wise decision. :)

silverine said...

Totally overwhelmed by the response to the post folks! Thank you!! I now plan to return the five bucks to Kanjoos because of your gesture *sniff*

Harish P I said...

lol.. wish your friend luck..

Unknown said...

Great going Anjali..back to reading blogs after a long break and great to see you still going strong !!

Anonymous said...

Good one Anjali , you made me lol on a Saturday morning when I am stuck in office .. that just shows how good your post is :-) btw good luck to Foxy ;-)

Anonymous said...

Good one Anjali , you made me lol on a Saturday morning when I am stuck in office .. that just shows how good your post is :-) btw good luck to Foxy ;-)

silverine said...

Ramanathan: You made my day!

Mathew: Every office has one. Find him/her quick!

Nona: Thank you!

Harish: I did!

Amitabha: You are a sight for sore eyes! Where you been!

Just words: Thank you :) Foxy needs a lot of luck :p

Indian Home Maker said...

Who won?