Friday, March 17, 2006
Each time someone looks suspiciously at a five hundred rupee note I pass across, my heart beats furiously! Especially if I'm depositing money in a bank. What if the note turns out to be counterfeit?
I used to think as a kid that I would be thrown into jail for the offence of distributing fake currency. I'm not sure if I know any better now, though! Even if I'm not punished, wouldn't I still lose the money?
Earlier, what was just fear has now developed into a phobia. I try and transact mostly with electronic money, but receiving five hundred (or worse still, thousand) rupee notes scares the shit out of me. Even if I get it via ATM, I change it as soon as possible.
Wonder if they have a name for this phobia. Maybe they'll call it the Vinesh Syndrome :-)