Poverty consciousness

He stays in a penthouse

Atop the most luxurious buildings

In a bustling Metro

He globe-trots in business class

To attend meetings as often as twice a month

His kids study in best private institutions

And his wife hob-nobs with society butterflies

Yet…

Not a day passes without him checking his bank account

He never buys a dozen apples without bargaining

Never gives charity without shaming the seeker

He has never gifted his wife in as many 20 years

As gifts are extravagance

He’s never surprised his kids on their birthdays

As it’s a useless ritual

He doesn’t believe in celebrating festivals

As it’s a waste of resource

He never invites people home

Because they are all suckers

Falling for his wealth

He has no more than two pairs of formals

And buys one pair only every three years…

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6 responses

  1. Interesting! For he has everything yet nothing.

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  2. Oh, that made me almost sad – rich but such an empty life in a way…:-( Super well written:-)

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  3. Poor wife and kids! That certainly is a poor mentality he has. And he is actually ‘poor’ for it! 😉 ❤

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  4. Thanks Eli, Elly, Parul

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  5. why oh why would he do that. He needs to get a life.

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  6. yeahhh Rajlakshmi.. some people are never satisfied with their lives

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