Oh yes Shakur Bhai, It’s me again.
What brings you this Sunday morning to our shop Madam?
See Shakur Bhai, what happens on Sunday mornings is my maid takes her weekly off so there isn’t any work for me in the house. Thus, Sundays are the best for getting the weekly repairs done on the cycle. Today, it is the shaking mud guard over the front wheel.
No problem at all. This will be mended in a jiffy. How about the repairs I did last Sunday? All well?
Of course, it is all well. You are an artist Shakur bhai. Any repair which you do will fall apart within a week? Never!!
Gafur, Madam ke liye unki special adrak wali chai lao. Get Madam a cup of her special ginger tea. Madam please make yourself comfortable on the carrier of this cycle.
There is absolutely no need for chai, this time. I am fine. As it is, the mud guard issue is a petty one, wouldn’t take much time I guess.
No no Madam, it is because of customers like you that my shop is running profits. The least I can do is to offer you tea everytime you come.
Shukriya. Thank you.
10 minutes later.
The tea gets over. The repair already got over 8 minutes back.
We bid each other Good Bye with the unuttered promise on my part to pay a visit next Sunday morning, positively, with yet another issue with the cycle needing to be repaired.
Thanks to Dhruv and his cycle, my Sunday morning’s adrak wali chai is sorted.
On the way back home –
Mummy, this cycle breaks down every now and then and causes you trouble. I think we should buy a new cycle.
You worry not, beta. It causes me no trouble. After all, the cycle repair wala has become a family friend now. Bilkul ghar jaisa hi lagta hai uski dukaan par. It feels as good as home at his shop.
This account will soon happen for real, given the frequent number of visits I make to the cycle repair wala’s shop.
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