Two thousand rupee notes.

When the shopkeeper didn’t have change for a ₹2000 note, I asked if he could at least find two ₹1000 notes, and everyone at the shop were surprised and then laughed.

A clever joke that briefly made them question reality and memory at once.

[Originally written on 8 June, 2019 near midnight in Pune, India]

November 27, 2022