Honey I Shrunk Our Dough

18 Dec

Ran into an old friend at the airport during a longish wait for a flight. Obviously the conversation meandered into talking about other people..and then I asked him about a common friend AK…

“Hes in deep s**t these days” he mentioned.

“What happened?”

“Well, hes sleeping on the couch these days…”

“Hmmm what for…?” I was curious

Heres what happened to AK…

A few months ago, he suddenly had chest pains…he was sweating as well, and with a history of heart problems in the family, he was carted of to the emergency room by his wife…

On the way he decides to “bare” everything to his wife (he thinks hes dying)…and tells her about all those “rainy day” moneys that hes blown up in the stock market…the “investment” advises that he has disregarded, his spending money on a golf set etc etc…In the passion of the moment the wife is very forgiving..”Its ok.. get well..we’ll sort it out”

So they make it to the emergency room and find the real problem.. GAS ๐Ÿ˜€

Its very silent on the way back home…suddenly the missus brakes the car real hard, and then starts off with the expletives..about sister, mother etc…. She asked him to get out of the car and walk home but relented when she found he was wearing only his jammies and no slippers…

Apparently hes been on the couch ever since.

AK’s advise to fellow friends: “Never Confess Anything Until you are sure you are going to die”


14 Responses to “Honey I Shrunk Our Dough”

  1. My3 December 18, 2008 at 11:31 am #

    Really… Vijay!

    It is she who should be on couch. Is she that dumb that she is clueless about her finances? Or is she only interested in her”presents”? We have many ladies even here, whose job is to go shopping but have never paid a bill or written a check for any utility. Wake Up people. Any family should almost always know where and how the finances are. A little bit of throwing around money is acceptable.

  2. Vijay December 18, 2008 at 11:38 am #

    @My3: Come on.. I think she trusted him

  3. My3 December 18, 2008 at 12:18 pm #

    Marriage is the trust, Vijay. I imagine many of us had arranged marriages. That is trust.

    But checks and balances is a given. He should be able to trust her enough to tell her he bought a set of golf clubs for crying out loud!! And she should be trusted enough to not go on a screaming match because of that. Stock Market, Heck how many of us have lost money and not cried buckets over it. All part of life.

    Anyway, I thought the diagnosis was much more fun than the couch part ๐Ÿ™‚ Heh heh heh.

  4. Vijay December 18, 2008 at 12:25 pm #

    @My3: Everyone is making fun of him for the Gas thing.. ha ha.. The guys in a good job and will make up that money in no time.. but then his wife will still add the old amount and say shes short by that much ๐Ÿ˜‰
    In her defense.. she is such a mild mannered and gentle person…

  5. xylene December 18, 2008 at 4:13 pm #

    haha. This one is funny (not for the guy though).

  6. Veena December 18, 2008 at 5:26 pm #

    Vijay, looks like you have got some cheap deals by kingfisher? too many airport visits? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cool post, one of the bangalore blues kind. and what about the hospital charges for finding the original plan? did your friend atleast had some money saved for it?

    and It looked like a hindi movie in 90’s..

  7. Nikhil December 19, 2008 at 4:36 am #

    LOL… Hilarious! AK is 47? ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Rajaram December 19, 2008 at 8:06 am #

    Good one Vijay…There is a seriuos thought to this overall funny incident…You know, all the while we talk about all jack welch’s management pricinples at office and why not apply them at home ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. My3 December 19, 2008 at 11:31 am #

    Mr. Rajaram, do tell us, so that we will know what to look out for ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. megcloud9 December 19, 2008 at 4:24 pm #

    wish him good luck on my behalf ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. amreekandesi December 19, 2008 at 7:28 pm #

    haha..funny stuff!

    Insightful (inciteful?) advise! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. praneshachar December 20, 2008 at 1:23 pm #

    hahaha really cool vijay
    AKโ€™s advise to fellow friends: โ€œNever Confess Anything Until you are sure you are going to dieโ€
    one more haha at the end!!!
    nice one after a long time from you thanks for this one from the airport lounge
    vijay is on flights to make vijay mallya richer he is on his empire expansion in the process mally’s KF gets its share thats all yes it may be cheap deal or raw deal he has to fly

  13. some body December 21, 2008 at 1:44 pm #


    “Is she that dumb that she is clueless about her finances?”

    either most ladies here are lying, or you will need to review your definition of dumb!


    i trust that the “couch potato” at least has tv for company.

    – s.b.

  14. Vijay December 22, 2008 at 4:16 am #

    @xylene: ๐Ÿ˜ฆ poor guy… anyhow, I heard hes golfing a lot these days..
    @veena: ??
    @Nikhil: he he.. AK is getting there fast to 47…
    @Rajaram: ๐Ÿ˜€
    @My3: One more thing… one should NEVER mention the golf club costs to the missus..no no
    @meg: Will do ๐Ÿ˜€
    @amreekandesi: Yes.. he hopes his advise will benefit others
    @pranesh: I on flights because I have to go somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚
    @sb: Yes.. he has his TV and DVD…

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