Thursday, February 2, 2006
Time and watch
RR was showing off his newly acquired, expensive, imported, gold-plated watch costing something like Rs 18,000.
JJ, standing beside, asked him, "What's the time?"
JJ, turning to me, looked at his watch and said: "It's 10.30, by my watch too!"
I looked at JJ's watch. A simple, elegant, beautiful one.
Later I asked him, "How much did you pay for this."
JJ said, "Rs 750. I have been wearing it for the last six years. The strap is a new one, though. I got it last week for Rs 75."
He then added with a wink: "Irrespective the of the cost, all watches, if set right, and maintained well, show the same time!"