எச்சரிக்கை: கதையில் நிறைய "F Word" வருகிறது..சட்டியிலிருப்பது அகப்பையில் வருவதை எந்த சொம்பு சனியும் சட்டமோ, சட்டையோ போட்டு தடுக்க முடியாது என்பதால், சென்சார் செய்யாமல் அப்படியே! F Worட் என்றாலே எனக்கு எரிச்சல் என்பவர்கள், படிப்பதை இத்துடன் நிறுத்திக் கொள்ளுமாறு வேண்டி, விரும்பி கேட்டுக் கொள்கிறேன் :0(
முன்குறிப்பு: இந்த கதையில் வரும் பாத்திரங்கள், சம்பவங்கள் அனைத்தும் முற்றிலும் கற்பனையே!. இருந்த, இருக்கிற, இனிமேல் இருக்கப் போகிற யாரையும் நேரடியாகவோ, மறைமுகமாகவோ குறிப்பிடுவன அல்ல!
"Your damn fridge is fucking empty Gemmy..couple of beers...half a bottle of scotch ..and some stupid red wine..I get frigging headache all the time with this red wine crap.. Shall I go out and get some drinks for us?"
"such a dick head you are Niti..I just told you..my mom is visiting us this evening and we are going out with her for my aunt's party...And we are going on holiday tomorrow...do you at least remember my mom?"
"Alright..alright..I remember one nagging old lady...it must be your mom..like daughter..like mom...it must be in the genes...There is no need to see your aunt...anyway, its already seven in the evening..where is your mommy?? with her brilliant victorian brain... ended up in a different street?"
"That's it..not a word more...otherwise you will be holidaying very much with your own boring self..shut up now..or find a new girl friend..You and your stupid grin..."
"mmh...That's not a bad idea...Never thought dumping you would be this easy.."
"I'll kill you bastard..."
When Gemma jumped on Nitin, as if on cue, his mobile phone started ringing..
Sandy Calling...Sandy Calling..
"Who's that Niti?"
"Sandy...Jason Saunders..my ex boss. Remember I worked for the bank?"
"yeah..but that was years ago.."
"Yep..possibly that old fox forgot that...I am not working for him any more.. Gimme a minute Gemmy..I will take this call..back in a minute"
Nitin didn't really want to talk to Sandy...What the hell after all those bitter taste with the bank..but again, its not wise to ignore powerful permanent secretary of state...particularly if you are in financial markets..
"Niti...my boy...its me..Sandy...long time..no see..how the hell are you"
"Pretty good until this moment...now I am not so sure Sandy.."
There was a laugh at the other end..
"Niti..Niti..Same old sarcastic Niti..You never change..do you?.."
"Apparently so..Otherwise I would have changed my mobile number...wouldn't I ? Anyway, whats up Sandy? You were not even bothered to keep in touch for the last two years..."
"Little boy with big head...It's refreshing to speak to an opinionated ass hole...What do you think Niti?"
"You called me to say I am an ass hole??"
"tut..tut...Nah...Why should I say that? Every one knows it except you.."
Nitin started laughing..
"Righto boss...Seriously, whats up?"
"Nothing so serious boy..I am just wondering what you are upto these days...particularly this evening..."
Not so serious?? means serious..Otherwise why Saunders calls at this time of the day?..
"What do you mean Sandy? Sounds like you are trying to say something.."
"Indeed I am...Can you drive upto London this evening? Where are you now?"
"I am in Southampton..You must be kidding or you are getting very old Sandy...Remember, I dont work for you or the bank anymore. I left or should I say, I was rather cornered to leave?"
"For the love of God, how many times I have to repeat it Niti? Nobody asked you to leave..you are such a adamant moron you left the bank on your own terms..And you are still blaming us?"
"I am not blaming anyone Sandy..I have no fucking time for those shitty games..But the fact is a fucking fact...In anycase, is that why you called me?"
"Not really..I suppose you have noticed that Yen is rapidly strengthening against the yankees..."
"Of course I do..And we all know the frigging reason. don' we? I even submitted a report on this...Well over two years back..And as usual it was fucking NFAed(**), and went to the waste bin.."
"Dont be so sure Niti..We all know your report on Yen Carry Trade..and your report is back again..live and kicking...You think that report can still help us to stop yen surging ahead?"
"Fuck you Sandy...You know its too late to implement the measures that report suggested.. its late...just way too late..It's not only Japanese interst rate..but the Yankees interest rate as well... As the yankees are screwed up there is not much we can do..And we can't stop the sterling taking a hit...shoulder to shoulder we sink with the yankees.."
"Sterling..Thats what I am concerned about Nitin..We can't really afford a currency problem right now. We are assembling a task group..and we want you onboard..."
"Me?? You must be really insane..I remind you again, I dont work for the bank..Neither I want to work for the bank.."
"We all serve the Queen Nitin..Dont forget that...Your name came from the top.."
"From the top?"
"Yes. From THE BOSS himself...He got your report..and he wants you to get involved..."
"The Boss himself??? holy fucking shit! but...even if the boss wants, you can't really take me onboard..I trade markets...currencies too..You cant allow an active trader to get into goverment secrets.."
"No you are not Nitin.. As of 6:15 this evening you dont have any open positions..We know that..And we have given instructions to your broker not to accept any orders from you until furhter notice..."
"JESUS MARY JOSEPH! You bastards still monitoring my accounts?"
"errr..well...not really...but your accounts came to our attention after you made those big losses on Lehman Brothers..."
"I was caught my trousers down.."
"Yeah..Nice to see you in your underwear..once in a while..such a pretty sight"
"Pretty sight?...I know all you bastards are gay up there..I guess you ordered Champagne..didn't you?"
"Certainly ...But couldn't celebrate much as you recovered your losses the next day.."
"I am so sorry to ruin your little party Mr.Saunders.."
"Back to the point Nitin. The boss wants you onboard to work on this problem...On top of your head, can you think of any solution?"
"mmhhh...not many options...We can ask the Japanese to reduce their interest rate...but their rate is already way too low..they dont have much room to dick around..."
"Yes..Thats what I thought.. And also we want you to make a little travel.."
"Little travel? To where?"
"To D.C and Tokyo...Can you meet your old friends from the Hill and the Street and get a feeling as well as some data on outstanding carry trade value?"
"To D.C and Tokyo?? You must be really a looney Sandy...I have plans to go on Holiday...I am off to Santiago and the rest of south america.."
"I am sorry Nitin..I know this sounds ridiculous..but you seems to be the better choice...you wrote that report...and you have already dealt with the Hill boys and Street boys...and you like Japanese girls anyway.."
"Fuck you Sandy..."
"That you can do in Tokyo Nitin...But for now, can you drive up to London right away? I would really appreciate it...We have a meeting in two hours time..."
"Now?? And when do I travel to D.C?"
"There is a flight from Heathrow to Dulles International...around 10:30 this evening.. You have a meeting with Hill boys..Then a flight to New York...Street boys...Then from JFK to Tokyo...Back to London on BA..."
"Fucking hell...You have already planned everything...didn't you? But I dont even have my passport with me..."
"Dont worry Nitin..I already have a passport on your name..just drive upto London...I'll sort out everything else..."
"Do I have an option Sandy?"
"Only if you want to go against the wishes of the Boss..."
"Alright...count me in.."
The phone went dead.
"Gemmy...honey...will you forgive me?.."
"What? fuck..no, dont say Sandy is a girl and you are sleeping with her..."
"Oh shit..no, no.. not that.. Sandy is sixty three year old man..and he needs a help..."
"some little problem..the bank...currency markets...He wants me to travel to Washington and Tokyo..."
"Fuck! You agreed to meet my mom and aunt...now you want to run away...and what the fuck about our holiday?"
"errr...sorry honey...I am really sorry...we will rearrange it..please.."
"Fuck off Nitin...Fuck off...and dont ever comeback to Southampton.."
Sometimes....Japanese yen is more important than southampton girl friend??.. with this thought, Nitin started driving towards an enigma called London.
**NFA - No Further Action
P.S.1: On 31st October, Japanese central bank reduced interst rate by 20 basis points, after holding the interst rate at 0.5% for 7 years. The interest rate meeting was actually a tie. But apparently under pressure from the goverment of Japan, the governor voted in favor of interest rate cut. Within weeks the Bank Of England shocked the financial markets by reducing interst rates by 150 basis points, more than expected by the markets.
P.S.2: Nitin is back home in Hampshire, England. He is still trying to get in touch with Gemma, but so far no success.
டேய் லூசு, இத்தனை நாளா தலைமறைவா இருந்துட்டு இப்ப என்ன இங்கிலிபீசுல கதை விட்றன்னு கேக்கிறீங்களா??
அது ஓண்ணுமில்லீங்க..கதையில வர்ற நிதின் மாதிரி, நானும் கொஞ்சம் அவசரமா ட்ராவல் பண்ண வேண்டியதாயிடுச்சி..அதனால தான் ஒண்ணும் எழுத முடியலை...இப்ப வந்துட்டோமில்ல?
உன் மொக்கை இல்லாம கொஞ்ச நாளு நல்லாருந்தோம்னு சொல்றவங்களுக்கு....இடையில வர்ற இன்பம் நிலைக்காது..துன்பத்தை தாங்க பழகிக்கங்க!