2009-11-18

Sir, change sir

Coffee Day prices cappuccino at INR 51, as if I would not pay INR 60 for it or it would make loss on that product at INR 50.  The lady or gentleman at the counter would promptly ask for INR 1 change.

Try and take a meter taxi or auto rickshaw first thing in the morning. Invariably, the meter would be INR 46 or INR 77 or something like that. The driver would swear that it is boney (first trip of the day) and hence he does not have change to tender.


Many traders or their employees think that it is my business to buy not his business to sell.

Haven't found this problem in any country that I have traveled to. Traders / taxi drivers / everyone has change, however small it may be. Or I haven't traveled to enough countries. But, surely, India is a country with a great dearth of change.

1 comment:

Dhruva said...

>> But, surely, India is a country with a great dearth of change.

dont quite agree .... India is a country of struggle, hunger, "fight for every penny". :)

i am in US for around 4 years, and agree cab drivers have change here, but they dont have the lifestyle or problems of their Indian peers.

it is two different world as both of us will agree. so need to be seen from different perspectives.

2009-11-18

Sir, change sir

Coffee Day prices cappuccino at INR 51, as if I would not pay INR 60 for it or it would make loss on that product at INR 50.  The lady or gentleman at the counter would promptly ask for INR 1 change.

Try and take a meter taxi or auto rickshaw first thing in the morning. Invariably, the meter would be INR 46 or INR 77 or something like that. The driver would swear that it is boney (first trip of the day) and hence he does not have change to tender.


Many traders or their employees think that it is my business to buy not his business to sell.

Haven't found this problem in any country that I have traveled to. Traders / taxi drivers / everyone has change, however small it may be. Or I haven't traveled to enough countries. But, surely, India is a country with a great dearth of change.

1 comment:

Dhruva said...

>> But, surely, India is a country with a great dearth of change.

dont quite agree .... India is a country of struggle, hunger, "fight for every penny". :)

i am in US for around 4 years, and agree cab drivers have change here, but they dont have the lifestyle or problems of their Indian peers.

it is two different world as both of us will agree. so need to be seen from different perspectives.