The last two days, I was single parenting as Satish was travelling on work. Handling a hundred things, I realised that i had forgotten to withdraw money from the ATM and I was now out of cash. Not only that, I had selected a 'Pay cash on delivery option' for an online purchase, which would be delivered in the next half an hour.
I told my daugther that I had to rush to the ATM and was grumbling that I was short of time and really tired.
"Don't worry Mama, I will lend you money and it will save you a trip to the ATM," she said. I had forgotten about her 'secret stash'--the money she has been saving from birthday presents and tooth fairies.
"Oh, thank you. Can you lend me Rs.500/-? I shall give it back to you soon,' I replied, relieved and happy at her offer.
"You will have to pay interest." comes her reply.
"No way, You don't pay interest for such a short period of time. I will return back the money, this evening."
"In that case, there will only be a service tax," she says.
Yes--I know :) I am still smiling :) [ and yes, I took her permission to share this--and there was no service tax for that ;-) ]
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