Every Marwadi strictly follows the Marwadi dictum of saving every penny that he can and then blows away all his saving during marriages. I have tried to follow this Marwadi dictum and found that girls don’t like guys who ask them pay for their coffee.
It has been months I have seen a movie in multiplex because I am unable to find anyone who would pay for my ticket. Few days back, four guys in the office decided to pool money to take me to a movie. They did so because the movie had got some good reviews and they felt that the Marwadi in me will stop lecturing them on the virtues of saving money for a while after watching the great Marathi movie.
The five of us took our seats as the picture started rolling. Suddenly the guy sitting next to me started laughing. Then the other three guys joined him. I thought that that I may have missed the joke because I was too busy sipping my pepsi. I asked the guy sitting to my left to explain the joke to me.
The guy explained me the joke and I had a good laugh. Few minutes later the guys again laughed. I requested to the guy sitting to my left to explain the joke to me. He explained the joke to me and I had a good laugh. Few minutes later, the guys again laughed and I asked the guy sitting to my left to explain me the joke. The guy sitting on my left replied,” My Hindi is not good. I cannot explain you this joke.”
With the guy sitting to my left demonstrating his inaptness in our national language I turned to the guy sitting to my right. I asked him to explain the joke to me and he replied,”Shh……Its bad manners to talk during movies.”
As we took out the car, the guys asked me whether I liked the movie. I told that I enjoyed the movie but it could have been better if I would have understood any of the dialogues. There was a bewildered look at their faces and then one of the guys asked,” Why did you joined us when you don’t understand Marathi?” I told them,” Because you guys paid for my ticket.”
My Marathi movie experience made me realise that I don’t hate going to multiplex because I am a Kanjoos Marwadi. I hate to go to multiplex because I love to watch movies on my laptop.
The love my laptop because it allows me to watch movies whenever I want. On the other hand, the multiplex makes me treat it like my boss. I have to plan my day according to its schedule.
I love watching movies on my laptop because it makes me feel special. It knows that I cannot endure romantic scenes and hence it allows me to fast fastword the movie to the car chase.
The laptop has a pause button because it knows that the man is social animal and hence, he has to communicate. In multiplex people glare at me when I shout at my mobile, “I can’t hear you because it’s too noisy here”.
The laptop know that I am a Marwadi. I abhor to waste money. Hence, unlike multiplex it allows me to watch movies so cheaply that I don’t feel guilty when I doze off while watching movies.
And here is the best reason due to which I love to watch movies on my laptop instead of multiplex – I don’t have to get dressed because I have to watch a movie.
To sum up
The Marwadi dictum says that everyone loves his own creation. God created man. God loves man. Man created money. Hence, he loves money more than his Creator.