Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Conversation with daughter- 18

(In our car, driving back after shopping at the departmental stores)

Daughter (checking the bill): Oh, oh. The shop has billed us for only three bars of Dairy Milk chocolates. I bought four.

Me: Maybe they have packed only three

Daughter (checking again): No, all four are there.

Me: What do you want to do? Go back and pay for the fourth one?

Daughter: You decide. You are the one who is driving the car.

Me: But, what do you think we should do?

Daughter: Well, the right thing to do would be to go back, point out the mistake and pay the difference.

Me: So, should we turn back? ?

Daughter: Well, that would be the right thing to do.

Me: So, do you want to do the right thing or not? And search for parking space all over again? And then go in and have them check the complete bill, repack the items. And, if the manager comes to know that the salesgirl had missed out an item in the billing, maybe she will lose her job. You still want to go back?

Daughter: Not that I feel very strongly about it……..

Me: But, you said that was the right thing to do…..

Daughter: Appa, why can’t we have simple conversations for a change? Must every conversation be so complicated?

6 comments:

dipali said...

What a trial lawyer you'd make- talk about leading the witness!
Planet M once didn't bill me for a T-shirt that I had given them for billing. Discovered it not too far away, but had to waste a good bit of time going back and parking, and explaining to the duffers out there what they had done (not billed me) and what I wanted to do(pay them).
What did you do about the chocolate, finally?

Anonymous said...

Yourself and daughter seem to have the best dialogues going. These conversations are hilarious.

-kajan

Sundar Narayanan said...

I love your blog. These conversations are like a sneak peak into my future!

:)

Kiran said...

Laziness....Ummm...Real lazy....no, no...not you...the salesgirl I say!!:P ;)

Raj said...

dipali, what do you think I ought to have done/

kajan, thanks,

sundar, why future? you can have such conversations even when they are very young.

kiran, lazy? Maybe I was trying to save five bucks.

dipali said...

As I said, you're leading the witness yet again!