NEWS-Paper distributor…

It wasn’t that we were super poor back in the days, we had things to eat at least but I had seen struggle of my parents for money at home since childhood.

My father being a bus conductor, he did not have much salary, my mom used to work by side with her daily chores, my papa used to help her after his duty.

I hardly understood it all in my childhood to be frank, but I started understanding it as I grew up and my needs increased with time.

I started noticing disturbances/compromises at home because of lack of money very early in my life….

May be I was too young to take it seriously or may be it’s in my nature that the lack of money was hardly ever a problem for me. I was happy with compromising on chocolates, ball pens, notebooks just because papa said no for the new stuff. I would smile and use the one that I had…

Like him saying ‘No’ to things was okay for me…

Having said that, It always was a compromise, I wanted to things but somehow I would convince myself that I would get it later someday. So the ‘desire’ to have those things used to be there always back somewhere in the mind.

So I would then think of the options.. options like what if along with papa, I would also get something part-time to work, so that they won’t have to worry about saving some money on me.

The intention always was that they then won’t have to worry about me needing money from them and that would at least ease them a bit.

Though I hardly could bring things to life but every now and then when I would sleep, one of my favorite things to do was to think of what all places, jobs are there that I could work on part time.

And I would keep asking my papa some questions… questions like ‘how much does the sweeper get’, ‘How much the helper gets’, ‘how much a clerk earns’ etc ..

One of my favorite jobs I thought I would do was distributing papers to people’s home every morning ..

I used to calculate how much would I get if I do so, say e.g. I would get Rs 1 extra per paper and I would distribute 100’s of such then how much do I get .. I get 100 x 1 = Rs.100 per day .. Okay .. how much does it sum up for month .. Rs.3000 okay ! Is that enough? no! then may be what if I get Rs.1.50 per paper and the whole calculation repeats hahahahaha …

I hardly really did any of the jobs… but it used to be fun doing those calculations … It used to be such a feeling to calculate how much would I get if I do this…

Hahaha . I wanted to be a paperwala .. so I would imagine at night like how would I look like if I have 100’s of paper on the carry of my bicycle and I would distribute them home to home .. hahaha .. I used to smile and used to sleep…

Hahaha ..