“Papa, we need to have the fire safety audit done”
“Sure, but not now. Season of the festivities starts now. I cant afford to spare few hours out of the shop”.
“I will manage the shop in your absence”.
“Damini, enough of discussion. I will do, it but later”
A1 Furniture’s new outlet managed to clock in the great revenue. On the day of Laxmi Puja, Damini visited the shop along with her mother. The fresh flower adorned the entrance. Entire shop was lit up with oil lamps. Just before closing time, Damini reminded her father to put off all oil lamps.
When a staff member was about to put off the lamp infront of the goddess’s idol, he was shunned away.
The headline of the local daily, next day carried the photo of the inferno raging from A1 Furniture shop.
Without the fire safety audit, insurance claim was weightless.
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