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This is for all the folks who refused us that one rupee

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“Sorry, chutta nahi hai” – we’ve all heard this at least once. From stingy shopkeepers to miserly rickshaw drivers and friends, everyone has met that one person who refuses you Re.1, even when they have it in their possession.

1. Rickshaw-wallah – The one guy who never seems to have Re.1 change, but we are always willing to let it go since they agree to take us places. Well, almost.
Rickshaw-wallah

Well,

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2. Kirana Owners – The original, “ek rupee ke badle, ye chocolate le lo” person. What always got us was how sweetly the shopkeepers convinced us to accept them.
Kirana Owners

What

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3. Sabjiwallah – Be glad the vegetable vendor doesn’t give you 1 chilli as chutta instead.
Sabjiwallah

chilli as

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4. Bus Conductor – Everyone remembers arguing with the bus conductors for change at least once.
Bus Conductor

for change

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5. Your friends – We all have that one aspiring entrepreneur friend, who dreams of building castles and won’t part with even a single rupee.
Your friends

who dreams

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6. Paan Shop – The paan may have been a relief on a hot day, but the lack of chutta was not.
 
Paan Shop

but the lack

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7. The Macchiwali – As stubborn as she is in making you buy her fish, she puts as much effort in convincing you that she does not have change.
The Macchiwali

she puts

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8. The Train Salesman – When we were hungry, he was always there with a tray full of treats. It was a shame he barely carried any change with him.
The Train Salesman

It was a

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9. The Old Uncle down the lane, who believes every penny… rupee counts.
The Old Uncle

rupee counts.

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10. No one can forget haggling with the college canteen supervisors for that Re.1 which we could use for our Xerox later.
No one can

Re.1 which

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11. Who can forget our favourite morning drink of chai? It’s just a shame that the chaiwallah didn’t have Re.1 to spare, most of the time.
Who can forget

most of the time

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12. Some PCOs were magical. They’d gobble up Re.1 coins and pretend like nothing happened.
 
Some PCOs

They’d gobble

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13. The Dhobi – Freshly pressed clothes : ‘ek din sir’, Re.1 change : ‘Sir, baad mein…?’
The Dhobi

‘Sir, baad

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14. Food Delivery – 30-minute delivery, guaranteed. Re.1 change, not guaranteed.
Food Delivery

Re.1 change

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And then there’s our Uncleji, who hates parting with Re.1 the most.

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