Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sunday or Sinday

After creating  heavens and earth, god ordained Sunday as day of  rest,
The baron said: 'Rest!  'tis the day man must keep with realty abreast'.
So what if world isn't out of recession, Indians to be at their spending best,
Sunday must be spent scanning for loans and attending  realty fest.

'Tis difficult to be immune to marketing  assault on one's good sense,
If you are, you may be a genius or a dunce.
Am certainly not a genius and if called dunce will put up strong defence,
Anyway, will tell you the story thence.

The sales pitch, from every direction said,  realty is now good investment,
If you haven't, inflation ‘ll make your other investment useless parchment.
My attitude was, Sunday is for a nice cuppa tea meant,
Realty is nowhere on my firmament.

Said, as I earlier, marketing assault can good sense circumvent,
Succumbed did I to looking for realty and sought to make a pocket dent.
Was I going to squander every cent?
In search of realty small or even opulent.

The first advt said “only twenty minutes to the new international airport",
At 96.5 kmph  I made grade, at this speed the cops would get me to deport.
The other talked of the salubrious environs I could court,
On inspection did I realize that not long back did leopards here hold fort.

I did get tempted when the advertisement read Vaastu compliant,
When I did get a look see I found the bedroom small and the loo giant.
When I did find a place which was nice and  quaint,
The seller, I found, was not so clean and had a reputation taint.

The next advertisement said “ this is only for an expression of interest”,
Meant you paid an advance while he decided if you could be his guest.
The next one offered  the absolute max
Yet had to give him the axe - he kept covering his tracks

Investing in India realty is not like buying potato
You have to do lots of  legwork and step on many a toe.
The amount of work I did to got me nowhere, maybe I should post a photo,
Be grateful, those who enjoy their Sabbath and not to realty czars kowtow.