This is a conversation between a millennial son and his 62 year old father in the year 2019.
Son (entering his OTP): Uber prices have gone up so much these days
Father (scrolling through WhatsApp chats): You should stop using Uber
Son: Very few buses go to my office, and the local train station is quite far. And it is so hot these days
Father: Stop giving excuses, and I am not asking you to go by bus anyway
Son: How are these excuses? These are legitimate reasons. If not by bus, how else would I go?
Father: I think you should buy a car
Son: I can’t afford a car
Father: We did so much to serve the nation, you can’t buy a car?
Son: I am not sure how that is related?
Father: How many movies did you watch this month?
Father: Let’s go and watch Joker and War, I heard they are good
Son: I don’t think you will like either of them
Father: That is not the point. Book 4 tickets, I want a seat to keep my popcorn
Son: You don’t even like popcorn!
Father: Don’t argue! Why are you using cold water to take bath these days?
Son: I just said it is hot these days
Father: So? Bathe in hot water and then switch on the AC. We need to increase our electricity bill
Son: I am not sure I understand
Father: Also, don’t make any investments this year
Son: Are you ill or something?
Father: No point in putting money in PPF or FD, might as well pay more taxes
Father: Yes. Also, sign these forms
Son: What are these? Loans? I don’t need loans
Father: You only said you can’t afford a car
Son: How can I afford a loan? And why are there so many forms? Personal loan? STUDENT loan?
Father: Yes, you are also replacing all our equipment and renovating the house for Diwali. New TV, washing machine, microwave and fridge. Can’t do this much also for your mother?
Son: But Mom didn’t tell me she wants any of these. And everything we have is barely 4 years old
Father: Not this mother
Son: I have another mother? What?
Father: We all have another mother. Don’t insult
Son: And student loan? Why do I need a student loan?
Father: You are forgetting your values. You should go study
Son: Study? Where? And what about my work?
Father: All that doesn’t matter. Just take admission somewhere
Son: Are you not getting enough sleep Dad?
Father: Yes, about sleeping, you will go and sleep in a hotel at least 1 night in a week, every week
Son: (slaps his forehead)
Father: Did you hurt yourself son? You should go to the doctor. Actually, go to the hospital, better that way, get an MRI done. Why take a risk no? Also, now that you are going to buy a car soon, you should start buying petrol, go, take this can and buy 5 liters and come