18 May 2005

Money Value

A Lady, her son and daughter had completed the shopping and had to return to the spot where their Tourist Coach would pick them up. They had got quite a few things from the supermarket and were using the supermarket's trolley when strolling along the malls. It was almost time to return and they came to a point where they had to get down one floor by using the escalator. Now the problem arose. They couldn't take the trolley on the escalator and if they leave the trolley and just take their goods, they stand to loose the One Dollar that they had to insert to take the trolley. The lady decided to leave the trolley without any hesitation. But the boy was pretty concerned. He didn't want to lose the money and he kept arguing with his mother. Finally these were his words to his mother:

"Mummy do you know the value of money? You are leaving behind ONE DOLLAR (SGD) which is more or less Rs. 25/-. I fully agree with daddy when he says you are a spend thrift!!"

I was amused to hear this, as it came from the mouth a kid not more than 10 years old!!!

11 comments:

Aravinth said...

Forgot wat you wanted to update

Aravinth said...

Many more happy return of the Day

Narayanan Venkitu said...

and what.?

PVS said...

Looks like I published the post instead of saving it as a draft.

Have completed it now.

PVS said...

thanks Aravinth

Chakra Sampath said...

nach nu solli irukaan kutti paiyan.. :)

hey.. is it any spl day for u today? (w.r.t. Aravinth's comments) If so, Many happy returns!

Kaps said...

If it happens to be your b'day, belated b'day wishes from a fellow S'pore blogger.

did this incident happen @ Carrefour in Suntec City?

saranyan said...

kutti payyan periya vaala irukkane :)

hey, belated b'day wishes.

thennavan said...

Many happy returns of the day. Reg. your post, here in the US, in certain chain stores like Target, Macys etc. there is an escalator for the cart also. If you want to move from one level to another, you can send your cart along the cart escalator and come on the regular escalator along with watching your cart as it makes its way down or up like you :-)

PVS said...

Thanks Chakra, Kaps, Saranyan and Thennavan. Yep, it was my birthday.

PVS said...

@Chakra -- kutti pasangal kitta thaan gavanama irukkanum :)

@ Kaps -- correctaa solliteengalae :)

@Saranyan :)

@Thennavan -- here too the supermarket has an escalator for the trolleys. But this lady had moved far away from the supermarket. She could have used the lifts, but would have missed the $1 anyways, since you can collect it only if you leave the trolley at the trolley collection point.