Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Greediness of people.... Two extremes...

Last year, I was learning swimming at our society’s swimming pool. Society hired instructor and person needs to pay 250 Rs for learning. At the end of the course, I goes to life guard and gave him 300 Rs as I don’t have change. Life guard also don’t have change at that time so I told him to keep the change… as he is poor man and doing his job very well.
Few months back, he got possession of his new flat (actually he didn’t buy this flat but builder bought his land and construct new big building on it, so as compensation, he got this flat) and he asked me if I want to rent this flat. Rent is 6k for me with 25k deposit, but if I don’t want then he asked me to put advertise in our company’s group with rent is 7k. I saw the flat, obviously builder didn’t make this flat with thought of selling so flat is not so good plus it doesn’t have balcony at all so I simple not interested.. but one of my dear friend, Mukesh is interested as he is searching for cheap flat, I told him about it and said that rent is 7k but he was reluctant to pay this much. I told just see the flat one, then we can negotiate with life guard about rent, maybe he would be ready for 6.5k rent.
We went to see the flat, and to my surprise life guard reduced the rent to 6.5k just by knowing that Mukesh is my friend… but mukesh is too greedy…. He wants 6k rent, I said to life guard, make it 6k rent with 30k deposit. Just a pause for a moment and he was ready… said that only because of you, I am ready for this much amount otherwise many agents (brokers) contacted me with promise of 7.5k rent and 40-50k deposit…. What should I say… I say thank you…. And he was so blindly trusting on me that he wants to do agreement either in marathi (he doesn’t understand English) or in presence of me even if agreement is in marathi…..
I know why he is trusting me blindly……. May be because of that 50 Rs and few times I talked to him, hi – hello…how r u type talk.. just a formal talk…..
Lifeguard is poor man yet he is not interested in broker’s money….. and our previous landlord….. my god… I have never seen more greedy person than him… actually that flat is not his own but his brother who stays at Mumbai so he was the who deals with us….earlier we were 3 person so we made agreement according to that and rent was 6.5k decided. Later, one of our friends came so we had just informed him about that as good tenant. But he told us that he would increase the rent to 7k as now you are 4 person using flat… now its 2bhk flat so easily understandable that 4-5 person can share the flat but such a cunning he is…. He argued that according to agreement only 3 person could stay…. We don’t have any option but agree with him… that’s ok…. But later when we left the flat and one of my cousin’s friends were interested in that flat so we told our landlord that our friends want to rent your flat so please deal with him..so that they don’t give to extra money as brokerage as we knew each other n we r directly contacting you…but he has such a covetousness of money… he told.. no..they have pay brokerage as broker is my friend…(he must have his share in brokerage, i don't think greedy person thought about friend's earning...) plus he had increased rent to 30%..aah..… and it is not that he is poor guy.. he is well settled HR person and earning much more than that Lifeguard but……what a greediness, covetous he have……

4 comments:

Alpesh Bhalala said...

Mind your language at public places! You can tell the same thing more strongly using better words.

Though I liked the take-home of the story.

Anish Patel said...

Sorry Sir for those words... I have updated the wordings..... Hope its fine this time...

Envy said...

Mr Anil...while reading your story I had bad feeling of your using some words like 'rascal'.
See, there are all types of people in world, we either go with them if we like or just simply ignore them for future contacts! right?
And, it looks bad to use such langauge in public places, if you want to go places with some good writting then pl head this or else its your world too.
I saw Alpesh write same lines but I had made up my mind to write on this while reading story so mentioned.Amen

Anish Patel said...

updated Mr. Envy..... I guess it's ok now.....