Sunday, November 7, 2010


“Notional” Loss
A Teaching Story

One day, the man went to visit a colleague convalescing in hospital after heart surgery following a massive heart attack.

Fascinated by the sophisticated and luxurious facilities in the hospital he asked his friend how much it cost. “Over five lakhs,” the patient said.

“My God – that’s expensive. How can you afford it?”

“Medical Reimbursement,” the patient said,” Of course I don’t have to pay from my own pocket – they pay everything. That’s why I joined the medical insurance scheme – you too are a member aren’t you?’

Returning home, brooding, he appeared to be in such low spirits so his wife asked him what was wrong.

“I’ve lost five lakhs!”

“Five lakhs? Where? How did you lose five lakhs?”

“I lost five lakhs worth of medical reimbursement just because I didn’t have a heart attack!”


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VIKRAM KARVE educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU, Lawrence School Lovedale, and Bishop's School Pune, is an Electronics and Communications Engineer by profession, a Human Resource Manager and Trainer by occupation, a Teacher by vocation, a Creative Writer by inclination and a Foodie by passion. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles in magazines and journals for many years before the advent of blogging. His delicious foodie blogs have been compiled in a book "Appetite for a Stroll". Vikram lives in Pune with his family and pet Doberman girl Sherry, with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice post, quite humorous too.