Savita: How much is flour today?
Shopkeeper: It is ten rupees a kilo.
Savita: Rupees ten! Price of everything is looking up rapidly.
Shopkeeper: Yes madam, and we are helpless. We can’t control the prices.
Savita: Give me 5 kgs. And also give me 1 kilo rice.
Shopkeeper: Anything else madam?
Savita: Well, how are you selling eggs?
Shopkeeper: Rs. 22/- a dozen.
Savita: These eggs are very small. Are these fresh?
Shopkeeper: Yes madam. These were supplied to us just two hours ago. How many do you want?
Savita: Give me half a dozen. What is the price of clarified butter?
Shopkeeper: Rs. 120/- per kilo is the market rate, but I’ll charge Rs. 115/- only from you as you are our old customer.
Savita: Oh God! How can a common person live nowadays?
Shopkeeper: Yes, we are passing through very hard times. And prices are still expected to rise more during the next month.
Savita: These leaders just play power-games. They don’t care about us. Only God knows what would happen to the poor.
Shopkeeper: We elect leaders. How can they be blamed?
Savita: Okay……….. Give me only half kilo. Money has got wings now.
Shopkeeper: Do you need anything else?