Waiting in long queues, heading to ATMs at odd hours, coaxing the bank personnels and watchmen, the cash crunch has become the talk of the town. With Rs 4,500 being the upper limit, the question is how to be smart with expenses.
Here are some B’town celebrities, who have spent some years in Delhi and understand what people are going through. They suggest how to use the money in the best possible way and some funny tips too.
One can stare at the two notes of two thousand each because according to law of attraction, what you focus on expands. After staring at Rs 4000 for 2.5 minutes, my feeling of nationalism increased and that took care of my hunger and thirst. This is a good strategy. If I run out of cash, I can sing a song, do a gig, or walk their dogs, and say any of my famous dialogues, in exchange of cash.
Go DIY! Run to work to save transport cost. Eat one meal at the Gurudwara. Make sure you maintain hygiene. You don’t want to fall sick at a time like this. If soap is out of budget, get some ashworks like a charm. Make your own shaving cream with baby oil and peanut butter. It works, although you would smell like peanut butter. Or go for the No Shave November look!
Actor Nimrat Kaur.
Hold on to that money desperately, is what I would say! I have been holding on to my money like I am in a computer game. Every Rs 100 note is like a life in the game. They’ve become more important than oxygen now. Also, since this is a problem for everyone, strike deals with people wherever you can, make friends wherever you go, tell people that you owe them and you’ll pay them next time.
We are suddenly valuing each and every rupee literally. Modiji has managed to teach us the value of money even better than our parents. To save money, book a cab (with your card, of course) and run back home and stay there. Also, don’t venture out anywhere! Else the trick to manage is to introduce the age-old barter system to your kirane wala.