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Monday, November 21, 2005


During yesterday's coffee break, the crux of my chat with a recently engaged Colleague, was his "phone bills.."

Method: Using Calling cards
Nature: Midnight daily conversation with his Fiance
Effect: 300$/month hole in his wallet

A guy who was never comfortable with too much of spending is currently swallowing these bills. He is unsure whether he will have the same enthu after marriage (trying to be realistic!!). Irrespective of his reasoning, I blessed(!!) him to continue on his phone-dating without talking too much on the bills.

Two reasons....

1) I knew guys, who had spent $1000-$1500/month, before the flooding of calling cards here. Compared to those, this budgeted calls looked miniscule.

2) I missed that thrill... even thru phone :-( :-( Don't ask me, why?
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Blogger Raju said...

Fiance kooda pesura inbamey thani.. Once-in-a-lifetime expenditure..

Kalyanathukku pinnadi pesuradhai vida munnadi pesuradhu jaasthiya irukkum.. :-)

Ram, you have been tagged.. Plz. check my recent post for the details.

Monday, November 21, 2005 3:16:00 PM  
Blogger VeeKay said...

Adhuku dhan naanga fiancee kum office CUG connection vaangi kuduthutom.

Monday, November 21, 2005 5:45:00 PM  
Blogger ada-paavi!!!! said...

idukku dhaan nallla pesittu escape pannidunam witout paying bill, or even better getting tiruttu phone frm reliance!! evloav pesinalum only capitak investment of Rs 2000, apporam free !!

Monday, November 21, 2005 7:07:00 PM  
Blogger வெங்கி / Venki said...

Let your friend know that after marriage, he may not have the opportunity (not liberty.....) to talk, hahahaha, so let him enjoy these moments which he can atleast recall after marriage (assai podalam)

Monday, November 21, 2005 7:15:00 PM  
Blogger Kaps said...

Bill-ai future mamanaar thalaiyila kattalamey

Monday, November 21, 2005 9:52:00 PM  
Blogger visithra said...

lol thanni trill?

Monday, November 21, 2005 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous narayanan S said...

yein andha ponna phone panna vekka koodadhu? kaps' idea also sounds better :D


Monday, November 21, 2005 11:59:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Raju.. Do you mean to say that Pre-marriage era is like a database build-up era and Once it is built up, the routine would start making the proceedings as stale ones? In my case, since I didn't build the database earlier, I am still building it....

VK..BTW, have you got engaged? I thought you are still doing your masters in GLIM :-) :-) (otherwise, what does "..vaangi kuduthutom" mean?)

Vatsan.. definitely those free deals would be helpful for these (talking) games. I agree...

Venki.. welcome back, after the long gap. Seems you are still recalling the past.. and enjoying that part very much.

Kaps.. Hope you will try to use "SKYPE" without harming your would-be FIL's wallets..

Visithra.. did you mean "drill"? It also suits this conversatn to some extent.. after the drill (during the pre-marriage era), I believe people lose energy to continue (most of the time).. as Venkat had mentioned.

Narayanan.. welcome. My friend's fiance doesn't have a computer at her house.. otherwise, they might have used 'Skype'. I hope future grooms would use 'Skype' instead of emptying their FIL's wallets... konjam karunai pannunga..

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 12:47:00 AM  
Blogger Cogito said...

Remember a friend whose monthly mobile phone bill used to run to Rs.10,000/month .He would be on MSN,Yahoo chat with his fiance and talk at the same time too !

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 5:26:00 AM  
Blogger Vinesh said...

Fiance-oda pesum bodhu finance paththi aedhu gavanam?


Tuesday, November 22, 2005 5:46:00 AM  
Blogger UD said...

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005 1:20:00 PM  
Blogger WA said...

Aahaa Kaps enna oru idea :) Maatunaanga ungalukku varapora maamanaar, paavam :))

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 1:42:00 AM  

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