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A humble attempt

It was just a walkable distance to your house from that shop and the item you had bought at that shop, though a bagfull, were light stuff like instant coffee, biscuts etcs. but time was ticking away, for the expected guests will reach in an hour or so. So you hire an autorikshaw and reach home much earlier than you wanted. But there was a small problem; the auto driver demanded Rs 30 and you were not prepared to give more than Rs 20. The adamant driver refused to leave till he got what he demanded. “Robbers” you murmured when you gave him what he demanded.
In 30 minutes or so, the guests arrive and you were right in front of the gate to receive them. Incidentally, the guests hired the very same auto. The driver demanded only Rs 20 this time and the guest expressed their happiness by saying a double THANK YOU! “Nice chap, he took only Rs 20 from us”…
The fact was that you had, by mistake, given Rs 45 instead of Rs 30 when he dropped you at your house some 20mins ago. The man you cursed became a semi hero! When you lose your temper you miss something.
By the way, this is my humble attempt to imitate the author of a best seller!

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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