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How to lose ₹2,00,000 in 5 mins


Last week, my car started making weird sounds while driving. I was on a busy main road. Decided to drive for 5 more minutes to reach the service station. The car had different ideas. It stopped in between, refused to budge and gave up.

I had to get it towed for the last half kilometre. The technician took one look at the engine and told me I should have stopped the moment I heard those noises. That way the issue could have been resolved in ₹5,000. Now, the engine had "seized" and would take a month’s worth of repair and about ₹1,50,000 for repairs. While we are at it, we may as well get some other long pending repairs worth ₹30,000. For the month, my rental car cost me ₹20,000.

That’s how you lose ₹2,00,000 in 5 mins. If ever your car makes weird sounds, stop right there. The additional 5 mins of driving is not worth it.

Dunno when to stop,