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Why the hell are you rummaging about in the drawer like that?

india Updated: Sep 22, 2010 22:11 IST

Why the hell are you rummaging about in the drawer like that?

I am looking for my cheque book.

Ah! that’s good news. Are you planning to settle some old accounts with me?

With you? Of course not. With my dad, actually. I am sending a cheque to my father right now.

To your father? He will have a stroke if you surprise him like that.

Umm, then probably I should call him and warn him.

But what’s got into you? Have you had a windfall or something?

Ah, windfall! Yes, of course, thanks to Mahesh Bhupathi. He has claimed a tax rebate on his dad’s ‘fee’.

Isn’t senior Bhupathi his own father? Then what is this fee all about?

Mahesh paid back his father what the latter had spent on him. They had entered into a contract in 1994 and now he wants a tax rebate, but the courts are not convinced.

But...

I think it’s a brilliant idea. One, you get a tax refund and then you can again take a loan from dad because you have paid off his ‘first loan’ and that too interest-free! I mean this beats all credit cards and bank loans hands down...

I think it’s wrong to even think like that. There are so many things he must have given you that can’t be monetised...

Why are you being so sentimental about it? It’s such a win-win situation for both sides.

Do say: Dad’s the way!

Don’t say: My dad is an ATM!