Despite being imaginary, some stories shake you up. They are unsettling because you wonder — what if this story is about me?
This is one such story.
The local goons were causing a nuisance for a shopkeeper. They would spray-paint abusive and derogatory graffiti all over his store window.
So the shopkeeper hatched a plan. The next day, he waited until the goons finished their dirty work and then he paid them Rs 1000 to thank them for their effort. The following day, he thanked them again but only paid Rs 500 this time. He continued to pay them to deface his property but the amount kept decreasing. Soon they were getting only Rs 10.
They stopped coming. Why bother doing all that work to abuse the shopkeeper for so little money?