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K G HARIHARAN

Comedy Drama


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K G HARIHARAN

Comedy Drama


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Recently I had called Yuliya Vasilyevna, my children's teacher, to my office. I had to settle the account of her salary. I told her, “Come ... come ... sit down. You may need money, but you are so bashful that you will not ask for money even if needed. Well ... we had decided that you would be given thirty rubles every month.”'

“Forty”

“No ... no ... thirty. Only thirty was decided. I have it written it down. Anyway, I always give thirty rubles to the teachers. You have been working with us for two months….”

“It's been two months and five days”

“No, it is not more than two months. It has been only two months. I have also noted this. So I have to give you a total of sixty rubles. But there have been a total of nine Sundays in these two months. You don't teach Kolya on Sunday, just hang around with him for a while. Apart from this, three holidays are also due to the festival”.

Yuliya Vasilyevna's face became red with anger, but she did not say anything and kept fixing the problems of her skirt.

Including the three festival holidays, it becomes twelve. It means that twelve rubles will have to be reduced from your salary. Kolya was sick for four days and you did not teach him. You had toothache for three days. My wife had allowed you not to teach him in the afternoon. It accounts for seven rubles. Thus twelve plus seven becomes nineteen rubles. If I take out nineteen rubles from sixty rubles you have a balance of forty-one rubles. Am I right?

Tears came into the eyes of Yuliya.

On the New Year day, you had broken a cup and a saucer. It accounts for two rubles.

Due to your carelessness, Kolya climbed the tree and tore his jacket. Ten rubles for that. Kolya's shoes also got damaged due to your negligence. That cost five rubles. You took a loan of ten rubles from me on January 10….


“No, I have not taken any money from you”.Yuliya Vasilyevna told in a whispering tone.

'But I have kept a note of it. It amounts to twenty-seven rubles.

Deduct twenty-seven from forty-one. The balance is fourteen.

Both her eyes were filled with tears. Drops of sweat were appearing on her beautiful and long nose. Poor girl!

“I had taken money only once,” she told in a trembling voice.

“I had taken three rubles from your wife.Apart from this I had taken nothing”.

Well, this is not written by me. So deduct three from fourteen. The balance is eleven.OK take this amount I gave her eleven rubles.

“Thanks”, she said.

I got up suddenly and strolled inside the room. I was getting angry.

“Thanks for what”, I asked.

“Thanks for the money.”

“But I have looted you. Why should you thank me?

“In other places, I don’t even get this.


'Hey, I was testing you. Don’t you see that I have cheated on you? I have taught you a lesson. I will give you every penny. See this envelope has your full salary of eighty rubles. Why don't you oppose the wrong thing? Why do you stay silent? Is your will power so weak?

She smiled sadly and I read on her face 'Yes, it is possible.'

She left with thanks. I kept looking at her and then started thinking about how easy it was to become a force in the world!


THE END


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