So we were closing for the day. I updated the day's sales on the computer, and then Dad counted the cash and I updated that too. And just then I noticed that we were Rs. 13 short of hitting the 20,000 sales figure! Only Rs. 13!
So I told Dad - "Let's wait for another 10 minutes... maybe some customer would drop by and help us cross that 20K milestone today!"
Dad agreed (as if he had any choice!)... and I started sending out mental signals to the Universe to bring another customer to my shop to help me cross 20,000. Two minutes passed, then five minutes, then the entire 10 minutes were up. Nope... no customer! :(
Amidst a lot of deep sighs, I finally decided to call it a day, took the necessary backups on my pen drive and told the computer to "shut down". Then, as I was gathering my stuff in my handbag, I told Dad - "Now I know how Sachin Tendulkar must have felt when he got out at 99."
Picture Credit: Satish Acharya (http://cartoonistsatish.blogspot.com/)
Dad, who had been watching me with silent amusement all that time, started laughing at this, and said "Imagine if you had another customer who bought stuff now worth Rs. 12!"
I shushed him for even suggesting such an eventuality, and then turned around to switch off the lights. Before I could reach the switchboard though, he called me back. Guess what! Another customer!
Yayyyy! I was going to cross the 20,000 mark today!
I was so happy, I could hardly keep myself from grinning!
But I was in for disappointment! Their total sale amount was going to be only Rs. 8!
What rotten luck! I was still Rs. 5 short! :(
Then there was some confusion... they had a change of mind! They added something more to their purchase... so that finally it totaled up to (you won't believe this!)... Rs. 12!
Which made my total sales - Rs. 19,999 !!!
Right! You guys give company to my Dad, while I slumber on this annoying figure of "19,999"!
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