While writing a recent post of
mine, I traveled down memory lane to a point in time when I was still in
school. And I saw myself standing in the auditorium full of juniors, seniors
and teachers. And all of them were looking at me in rapt attention as I was to
give an extempore speech on the topic ‘If
I suddenly became a millionaire!’ But I failed. Not because I didn't know
what to say but on account of being crippled by nerves. I still remember what I
would have said if it wasn't for the dread of speaking in front of a packed
So I thought why not write on that
very topic as a reprieve to the school-going
me standing head down on stage.
So here goes!
I suddenly became a millionaire, I would first faint in shock! Apart from those amusing lottery emails that go directly to the spam folder or the messages
from unknown numbers, the possibility
of my suddenly becoming a millionaire is rare. Rarest of the rare if I may say!
But if the Gods of fortune decide to
smile upon me someday then perhaps I could wake up as the female version of Scrooge McDuck;
with a swimming pool of gold coins you see! Or, perhaps I would inherit a lavish
mansion from some long lost uncle of mine, growing into an old hag within its
On a serious note, what would I do?
Well first of all I would stop going to the kitchen the moment I am ordained a
millionaire. There should be some perks of being one right? Since I absolutely
abhor cooking; what better way to start my Richie
Rich days than saving myself from the woefully tough task of cooking?
The very next item on my list would
be to build a salon at home. Living in the outskirts of town with 5 days of
office and 2 days of sheer laziness, I have almost stopped going to parlors. My
fear is that one day I’d wake up looking like a scary ghoul. And for that a
salon is what I need and a salon is what I’d build.
And then I would gift myself that
dream home with a library of the world’s best fictions. Just thinking about a
wall to wall library extending high up to the ceiling is a warm feeling, isn't
Shopping sprees with my sister and
mom would be next on the list. And then of-course I would visit every restaurant
in town with husband dearest. I would fly out every weekend to be with my
family, eat home cooked food and tease mom with the help of dad.
Maybe I’d go on a world tour and
sample different cuisines. That would be a great thing to do. Some charity too considering
it is God’s charity that would have given me that in the first place.
Since ordinarily I just stay at
home curled up with a book or watching one of my favorite crime thrillers on laptop,
I can’t quite put my hand on the other things I would want to do. Any
Maybe I’ll resign and do something
with my own money! Yes, no 9 to 5 job would be a good start, wouldn't it?
Tell me what
would you do if you suddenly became a millionaire?