My friend is looking to rent a flat in or around Juhu. And every passing day, she’s realizing what a big hoax the ‘market is down’ message is. I know that feeling. I mean, if the markets are down, and I still can’t afford anything, just how low in the barrel must I be? I suppose one should be grateful that one can at least afford a barrel to be at the bottom of.
In any case, for the longest time my friend wasn’t finding something she liked, and this was really getting her down. Yesterday, she looked happy, though. I asked her if she’d found a good place yet. She said no, but her brokers were getting increasingly resourceful and innovative.
One had taken her to see a place near Prithvi theatre. It was a small flat and a little out of her budget, but given the location, she was interested.
Until, she saw a big hole in the wall.
“Yeh deewar mein hole hai”, she pointed out to her broker.
“Haan madam,” he nodded understandingly. “Aap AC fit karenge, to hole bandh ho jaayega.”
“Aur agar mujhe AC nahin chaahiye?”
“To hawaa aayegi na madam.”
And they say house-hunting is a boring job.