” Ammalu, while organizing Vishukkani, keep 3 pieces of one Rupee coins in a silver bowl. One Rupee for you and the rest for Ammini and Nair if they come to take my blessings tomorrow morning”
“Even for your best friend Ammini, you will give only one Rupee as kaineetam!?
“When it comes to the question of parting with money, I don’t differentiate between a wife, however old she is and a friend, however close she might be”
“No wonder she told me yesterday,” instead of coming to collect SP Sir’s one Rupee kaineettam, I can go to KKAS”
“KKAS, what is that?”
“That is a new commercial service which helps to tide over the mosquito menace –, ‘Kerala Kosu adi samgham’. You simply go there with empty hands,stretching your palms straight and clap with a ‘thud’ sound. At least a dozen Mosquitoes get trapped, die and drop. You are paid a Rupee per mosquito, caught and killed, on the spot. No investment, no efforts, at least a thousand Rupees income in an hour”