Manu had gone for an official tour to Southern India.
He bought a Sari for his wife, Tanu. Tanu was very price-conscious. She would spend hours to pick the perfect value-for-money items. Everything had to look well worth its price.
Manu had paid Rs 1300 for the South-Sari that had a mix of Cotton and Silk. It also had a pretty golden border.
He thought, “It is a bright shade of blue that will suit Tanu’s complexion. I do hope she likes it.”
When Manu gifted the Sari to Tanu, she examined it closely just like a detective investigates a piece of evidence!
“How do you like it?”Manu couldn’t control himself and asked!
“It’s okay. How much did you pay for it?” Tanu had widened her eyes and demanded to know.
“Rs 700”, Manu answered untruthfully.
Tanu said, “For Rs 700, it’s fine! I wouldn’t have paid a rupee more for it!”
Manu heaved a sigh of relief. “Ignorance indeed is bliss”, he thought to himself.
“Tanu will surely be upset if she knows the reality!” Manu thought.
Manu got busy unpacking. After a while when he came to the living-room, he found Tanu looking mightily pleased.
“What’s the matter? You look as if you have won a battle!” Manu remarked.
“Guess what? Mrs Mehra, our neighbor, had just dropped in. She saw the Sari, you have bought, lying on the table. Mrs Mehra loved it! As I didn’t like it so much, I offered that she can pay Rs 800 and take it…I just made a neat Rs 100 profit…!”