"Hey Manasa, I heard you're taking another round of orders for truffles?", asks a boy.
"Yeah, do you want?", I ask back.
“Yup. Put me down for five chocolate truffles", he replies.
This is a conversation almost identical to the ones I've had with about ten other people over the last few days. On one hand, I'm pleased to be getting this many orders; I'll probably reach hundred SSS by next week. On the other hand, I wish I could have a normal conversation with somebody again. "So, what do you sell?", “Are you in SSS", and "Have you got what I ordered?" seem to have replaced the previously used "Sup", "What's up" and "How's it going?".
At lunch, I ask another girl if I can borrow one of her books. “It’ll cost you 5 SSS”, she replies.
I’m a little…Read more >
It's 9 o’clock. Most people are done with their studies. I sit on my bed, trying to complete an order of purses that is due tomorrow.
Amogh and Jalen burst through the door, in typical Amogh and Jalen style.
“We’re having a lottery!” they announce. My interest is piqued. Although I know that, strictly speaking, a lottery is not ‘really’ SSS, I still go along.
“One ticket is 2 SSS, and ... um, the prize is 25 SSS.”
I’m in! I buy a ticket. My friend buys nine. I don’t see how it’ll help as it will greatly reduce their earning. I go back later and buy another ticket. People are pretty invested in this lottery.
I can still hear people talking about prices as I fall asleep that night.
There is a buzz the next day. Everybody has heard about the lotter…Read more >
People all over school are talking about SSS. About eight new shops have sprung up in the short period of two days. Two days after what? you may ask.
Two days after the presentation by Hippo about SSS. At the time, there had been me, a fresh SSS-ian of two days, Dyuti, who had been around for months, and Pragnya, who was visiting at that time. By evening, there were five more.
The presentation had been in our full-school Assembly time by Hippo, who was helped by Dyuti. It had made quite an impact. Actually, even before the presentation, there had been a buzz about SSS. I guess the presentation only fuelled it.
The trading started out harmlessly enough, with people selling matchbox guns, jewellery and clothwork. We traded during free time. I…Read more >