Rumaal mein Sauda
~ A Concealed Bargain
Come, learn the art of striking a deal through the ‘finger language’ – all under a hand towel!
Ravabhai from Ahmedabad is soaking in the colour and clamour of the hodka pashu mela, roaming around the pashumela while eyeing all the shiny, well oiled kundi buffaloes – the pride of Banni.
So many of these beauties gathered here! He pats himself for having decided to not purchase from Isabhai directly in the village, and come to the hodka pashu mela instead! What a choice he has here. He could now strike a better bargain.
That Isabhai maldhari is really becoming too big for his boots – refusing to sell his buffalo even for 2.4 lakhs!
“You are back Ravakaka…can you afford me now?” she seemed to ask!
Oh no! This was Isa’s Kari again!
There really was no escape from this Isa…or his high bred Kundis.
A familiar voice arose from behind him…“Arre Ravabhai, good to see you here! Do you want to put the rumaal?
Karsanbhai here has already quoted for this buffalo”
“Okay Isabhai, let’s do the deal”
“Ah good good!
But wait, let me get Abdul, the broker for our rumaal me sauda.”
Isabhai gives the quote to Abdulbhai under the rumaal
Abdulbhai gives Isabhai a quote
Abdulbhai goes back to Isabhai