Hanky-panky on the Road

Photo (c) Roger Bultot

Hanky-panky on the Road

Words 100

“Is the presentation okay Ma’am?”

“Yes. But include talking points.”

“I don’t need…”

“I do. How far we from the dhaba?”

“About an hour.”

“I had only a glass of milk and a banana.”

“Would you like a matthi?”

“They are heavy. That’s why I skipped breakfast.”


“Ma’am, what should I order?”

“I am full. I had too many matthis. But the stuffed parathas are nice here.”

“Shall we share one?”

“Make it two. And lassi.”


“When you pay the bill, ask for an extra bill.”


“Reimbursement is impossible without the bill. I’ll keep one. Just in case.”


Phew, this one was tough to squeeze in 100 words. Please feel free with your confusions and questions!

Dhaba: A roadside eating joint

Matthi: A popular Indian salty snack.

Lassi: Yogurt based drink.

Paratha: Indian flatbread.


Written for the Friday Fictioneers – a story in 100 words or less. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting the challenge and Roger Bultot for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt, click here.

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37 thoughts on “Hanky-panky on the Road”

  1. A funny story that appears to be cut to make it customized fit, i can read in between the lines, please furnish more details soon, looking forward eagerly….

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  2. My brother and his traveling companions often used to share a hotel room and ask for separate bills when traveling on business. He did pretty well on his reimbursement reports. 🙂

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  3. Inspired from real life boss??😜
    Just skipping her breakfast helped her consume so much..junior is lucky that her boss didn’t decide to fast a day prior to their official tour😅

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  4. I never got the hang of reimbursement game. I always paid my hard earned money even for training or travelling for work, some of my colleagues even claimed for the wear and tear of their shoes and time to walk up to the post office. I believe such allowances have been scrapped nowadays.

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    1. Time to walk up to the post office?!!!! Really? 😀 😀 If they haven’t they should be. Some officers get an office bag allowance – i got to know about it after a massive entertaining drama about it. Perhaps one day … 😉 😀


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