Thursday, January 18, 2007

Everything is rent

So, though the vast, vast majority of landlords in Delhi are unspeakable assholes, S and I happened upon a very endearing old doctor who lives with his brother and has graced us with his benevolence on many occasions.

The latest, and perhaps most endearing?

Landlord: "With you extending your lease, I am going to need to raise the rent, cost of living, you know."
Z&S: [Silent and frightened about potential increase of thousands of rupees]
Landlord: "So, you've been paying Rs 13,000 a month; now you will be paying Rs 13,050 a month."

For those of you keeping score, that's an increase of little more than a dollar a month. Schlamoley.

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