Wife: Don’t put so many clothes for wash today
Husband: Why ?
She said: Maid has said she won’t come
for two days
Husband: Why ?
Wife: She said she is going to meet her
granddaughter during festival
Husband: OK, Will not put too many clothes
Wife: And , Shall I give her Rs. 500 for Festival ? Festival bonus ?
Husband: Why ? another festival is approaching , we
will give her at that time..
Wife: Oh no dear . She is poor. Going to
meet her daughter and granddaughter , so
she will also feel nice. Moreover, everything
has become so expensive these days. How
will she able to celebrate festival ?
Husband: You ! I don’t know why you
become emotional so easily
Wife: Oh dear, don’t worry .I am going to
cancel today’s program of ordering Pizza.
Why unnecessarily blow away Rs. 500 on
eight pieces of stale bread.
Husband:
Wow. Great .Snatching Pizza
from us and giving to the maid !

Maid returned after three days and got busy
in mopping and dusting. Husband asked her
Husband: So, how was the vacation ?
Maid: very nice sahib.. Didi had given Rs
500 .. festival bonus.
Husband: So you went and met your
daughter ? and also met your
granddaughter ?
Maid: yes sahib. Enjoyed a lot and spent Rs
500 in two days time.
Husband: Really ? Ok so what did you do
with Rs. 500?
Maid: Rs. 150 for dress for granddaughter,
Rs 40 for a doll, bought sweets worth Rs 50
for daughter, Rs 50 as charity, Rs 60 

towards bus fare…. Rs 25 for
bangles for daughter, bought a nice belt
worth Rs 50 for son-in-law, balance Rs 75
gave to daughter to buy copy and pencil for
granddaughter. Maid gave a full account of
the expenses incurred
Husband: so much in Rs 500?

With surprise, he started thinking the eight
pieces of Pizza appeared in front of his
eyes and each one of them acted as a
hammer started pricking his consciousness.
For the price of one Pizza , he started
comparing the expenses his maid had
incurred during her visit to her daughter.
The eight pieces of Pizza floated in front of
his eyes. Each one of them started hitting
his conscience.

He started comparing the expense incurred
in buying one pizza for himself with the
expenses incurred by his maid in the festival
she celebrated. 

First piece .. dress for the
child, second piece… towards sweets..
Third piece… towards offering to charity. Fourth piece….towards bus fare.
Fifth piece.. towards doll. Sixth piece
towards bangles, seventh piece ,, towards
belt for the son-in-law. Eight piece towards
copy and pencil.

So far he had observed pizza only from one
angle. He turned it upside down and
observe how it looks like from the other
side. .. but today his maid showed him the
other side of the pizza….

The eight pieces of pizza showed him the
real meaning of life..in an instant the
meaning of “Spending for life” or “ Life for
spending.”

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