19 FebruaryPosted: August 2, 2011
High BP SMS-es me while I am in Court.
High BP SMS: “I need to talk to you.”
Right. I call.
High BP: “I did it.”
High BP: “What Neempatta suggested. I’ve been thinking about it all this while. Now I’ve done it.”
Me: “Are you talking about the private detective business?”
High BP: “Yes. You know, I was reluctant. But then I figured, what’s the harm in speeding things up? I do want to fight the case, but I don’t have any hang-ups on getting it over as soon as possible.”
Me: “Good. Now perhaps we’ll be able to pre-empt Pallo. She seemed like someone who could drag this fight on forever unless her demands are met.”
High BP: “I wouldn’t lay much store on her behaviour. I know she’s hiding something, but I don’t think she has much staying power.”
Me: “You would know that better. However, people can become very tenacious when they are desperate, or when their egos are hurt.”
High BP: “Like me. Did you ever guess in college that I’d be for taking this case to court? I wouldn’t have thought so myself about myself. But now, I just don’t want to give up without a fight.”
Me: “How long does this private detective business take?”
High BP: “Not too long, I think. They seemed pretty used to this kind of case. A week or so, and they should know what she’s up to. I mean Mumbai is not that big a place. At least, not for these guys.”
Me: “I suppose so.”