notepad

we acquired this seemingly unassuming notepad from a typical stationers shop in a lonely desert india town. Though at the time we did not know what the hindi words meant, the notepad spoke to us nonetheless- it said, simply, “purchase me”.  Later lying in our offices silent for many years, we finally got around to asking someone what the hindi words meant, and it goes something like this:

I AM BUSINESSMAN
BUSINESS IS MY RELIGION
SHOP IS MY TEMPLE
CUSTOMER IS MY GOD
AND THE HARDWORK IS MY PRAYER
WHEN THE CUSTOMER SATISFIED IS MY PRASAD*

*food or offering given to a deity

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