In 2002, I was to leave for the US in a month.
It had been an expensive affair – paying for the exams, visa, books.
We were completely out of money.
And I needed overcoats.
Michigan is a really cold place.
No one we knew had spare overcoats.
Heck, no one even wore them in India :)
Dad figured a place in Old Delhi that sells used overcoats.
Took the bus.
The old man was selling them for Rs.400/pc.
We were overjoyed!
We had budgeted Rs.1000
Bought 2 overcoats.
Spent Rs.50 on Kulfi Faluda to celebrate :)
The most beautiful things in life are with our loved ones, in whatever way, whatever form.