Friday, 29 November 2013

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 “Madam, you’ve won three nights and two days at Goa for two,” the voice told Rema.  Taking Satish along, Rema went to office of the sponsor. The lady at the desk spoke at length about their company. In the end she said, “The holiday is yours subject to your investing Rupees five lakhs with us.”


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Exchange Bonanza

Hiring an auto, Raghu took the old refrigerator to the dealer. The exchange offer of Rs. 5000/- was simply irresistible. Raghu selected a refrigerator costing Rs. 12,000/-. 

Salesman: “The exchange value will be Rs.2000/-.”

Raghu: “But your ad promises Rs 5000/-.”

Salesman: “Yes Sir, subject to the condition that you buy the one costing Rs.20,000/-.   


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Adults only

“Wow! Free tickets for the Rock show,” Ritu thought. She called up Richa. Both decided to bunk classes. They rushed to the stadium and waited patiently in the queue only to be told by the guard at the entrance that entry was restricted to people above eighteen. Ritu had missed the T&C in the hoarding.


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Beauty market

Cream in hand Priya toyed with the idea of buying it or not. It was a fairness cream recently launched by one of the popular brands. Suddenly something caught her eye. “To be used under supervision of our skin expert only.” She threw it down. “Another way of making money,” she thought and walked away.


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Lens required

Robert fell for the tall claims of the marketing executive of a leading jeweler. He invested a sizeable amount with them. The ‘conditions apply’ on the form was barely visible.  Robert believing he would get his returns in cash booked a flat. But felt cheated when the jewelers offered ornaments instead. His dream was shattered.



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The Matrimonial Ad


The ad read - “Wanted a fair, beautiful, graduate engineer girl below 26 years for a handsome young man of 50 years, innocent divorcee, engineer belonging to an aristocratic family.”


Raj laughed. The person mentioned was none other than his boss an ugly, potbellied man aging at the temples, a diploma holder.  The son of a fraudster.


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This post is based on the theme ‘Conditions Apply” as part of Fiction 55 on Friday  at 



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