R2 – The final chapter
Chapter 1 is here > http://adayinthelifeofindia.blogspot.com/2009/09/r2-introduction-chapter-1-early-life.html
In the last chapter we talked about how everyone entered the real world, and were looking for jobs now. See we were all B-com guys not the engineering people (most bloggers are engineers, also during my chatting days i realised that most people are engineers). so i guess we were to look for garib kind of jobs, marketing, sales those kind of stuffs, selling phones, sims, credit cards, financial products, some got into office jobs, accounting and booking keeping kind of stuffs. And R2 got in bill collection. I mean the recovery guys, who come asking for money if you haven’t paid your dues that kind of work.. and they get paid only 3 – 4 thousand. If you count the petrol that they burn then may be its only 2000 that one might get in his hand. And in this case it being R2 he smokes 2 to 3 packs of cigarette per day, 10 to 20 manikchands, and a bottle every alternate days. But he need not worry he was using his mothers payment. Now his mother’s payment was decreasing slowly, the bikes he bought was taken on loan, so that part was getting deducted. So when there was not enough money even after using his mothers salary, he would take money from money lender, at first he kept his bike as security and took the money, then asked me to give my bike as he don’t have a bike. I gave him. These private money lenders charge huge interest, now to pay this interest he took money from other lender, now he was unable to pay again. He took credit card in his mothers name and withdrew all that money to pay the loans, now the credit card payment piled up, he took personal loans in his mothers name, those were the days when credit flow was high, every bank gave pl within a single day plus his mother was in ONGC so it was easy to get loans, he took loan after loans, from money lenders, banks every where, as it turned out he was in 4 lacks of karja within 2 years.
He was afraid to go out, money lenders would catch him, they started coming to his house, his life became hell. He kept looking for more loans, he got some and paid some. He asked his mother to take loan from their employees co-operative bank, then he paid all the dues. He promised that he would never take a loan again. It seemed that he had learnt his lesson. During this times me and R1 weren’t earning much.
He used to spend a lot of money along with R1, i mean he spent a lot of money on R1 and he helped him a lot with money, that time R1 has promised that once he gets a good job, he will spend half of the money between them, and he said that a numerous time. Then R1 got good job but he didn’t keep the promise, he had his own reasons for that, and still today R2 will make a point about that promise.. He spent most of the money on his friends, and his friends were eager to exploit him. Thou i was not a party to that, nor a beneficiary but just because that he reached this mess because of his friends, makes a soft corner for him in my heart. Thats the reason i gave him money every time he asked. If i were to count all then it must around the price of a fiat palio. And if i count all the money i have given to different ppl i could be riding a honda civic now. And the reason i m talking about this now is that i have became big lukha now, not a penny i my pocket, all bills pending and all but money is going to come next month and all will be fine…
But R2 didn’t mend his ways, he started taking loans again slowly, and again it has reached the 4 lacks level, again he has asked his mother to take a loan and is now waiting for the money to come. The amount that now his mother gets is paltry because of the loan payment, bike loan payments and other loan payments, they dont have money even to carry on their normal expenses. His brother and mother have become critical against him, all the time there happens fighting in his house. He leaves the job then rejoins again, he is not stable, the people who started with him in bill collection are collection managers now. Whatever field one chooses there is always a chance to excel. I will tell you how 10th class pass R1 excelled and became an assistant manager in his introductory post. R2’s biggest prob is drinking and that has what led him to this mess.
But some times i feel pity on his condition, i could see the worry in his eyes, the feeling that there is no-body to help him, and with the shyness that he asks money from me, or the shyness with which he doesn’t ask money. You can see the shame, he wouldn’t look in the eyes, u can see the hero of the class hiding from people. He wore torn shoes while going to work, i saw and the shoe was worse than any bikhari would have worn. He didnt ask then, He came for walking, he said i wanted to jog, but didnt have shoes, and the chappals were sewn. I gave him my shoes, i said i dont need, walking can be done in sandals.
There is more to tell, but it will be added in future posts in between other topics..
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