The cost of living

Did you realize some times, knowingly or unknowingly, the conversation seems to be going towards the some topic? For example, consider this.

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<Insert all the nice/polite/courteous hi’s and hello’s in here.>

<It actually takes 2 minutes to get to the conversation>

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Mom: So, hows she doing?

Son-in-law: (Grinning..) Same. Still having that cold and can’t talk.

Me: Grrrrr…Whats with that smile? I can still talk to myself…


Mom: Did she take any medicine? Is she using the inhaler?

Son-in-law: Nope.

Me: My mom loves me….


Mom: Did you know that the vicks inhaler costs Rs.45/- now?

Son-in-law: Wow…really?

Me: Okay..soooo????


Mom: And a small bottle of Amrutanjan also cost Rs.35/-. It’s really a small bottle…

Son-in-law: Wow…really?

Me: Small bottle? What else do you need it for? Making Sambar?


Mom: Anyways, Your sister brought a new couch

Son-in-law: Wow…really?

Me: Wow…really?

Mom: And it costed Rs. 30,000/-

Me: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


Mom: You dad is arranging a housing loan mela in city today for the bank.

Son-in-law: Who is going to buy houses amidst this Telangana crisis?

Mom: Thats true. It’s like the bank wants to give away money for free.

Me: Can anybody talk about my cold please??


Mom: Anyways….Get her some medicines. If you can get Chyavanprash,eat it.

Me: Yeah. But it must be costing some Rs. 200/-. Isnt it?

Mom: Although, even Chyavanprash costs Rs.230/- now.

Son-in-law: Wow…really?

Me: Grrrrr……..That’s right….


Mom: Or….try Kadwa Kashayam….

Me: Hmm..I think I feel better….

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<Insert all the nice/polite/courteous byes and by-byes in here.>

<It actually takes 2 minutes to end the conversation too>

<Especially something like above>

<And 2 more minutes to actually disconnect the phone…>

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Son-in-law: Can you switch of the light?

Me: Haaaaa????

Son-in-law: Do you know that each electricity unit costs around some 10 cents…

Me: Wow…really?

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6 thoughts on “The cost of living

  1. Awww, that’s so sweet of SIL.

    Given the norm here in the land of milk and honey is ‘My MIL is going to be over for Thanksgiving, I can’t wait for her to leave…’ this is good 🙂

    Chawyanprash, Kashaya(m) ? 🙂 , that sounds like my mom talking …

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