(Senti)mental First Salary

October 8th, 2006

First Salary

Yay!! I got my first salary 2 days ago. Tell you what, after a saree for grandmom, a mobile for my bro, wrist watch for my mom and some more expenses and treats later, all that remains of the first salary is Rs.252/- he he!!! We spent two full days shopping weird things. Ok.. that apart, let me you share with you, a little surprise I gave my mom.

After I got my salary, I never asked my mom what she wanted nor did she ask me anything. So, when I went outside along with my friends, we stopped at a Titan watch showroom. We spotted a watch that had a small oval display with a flower designed silver strap. It was superb. Mom would love it. We paid for it and gift wrapped it. I never told her that I got her a watch.

Night came and we all slept. I got up at about 12.30 AM, took the gift wrapped watch and placed it above the stove in the kitchen. Today morning, she was damn surprised to see a gift for her. She was like, “Oh! my God, this is beautiful”. Her eyes were filled with tears. Brushing them aside, she wished me all the best for a good career ahead.

24 Responses to “(Senti)mental First Salary”

  1. Sudar Says:


    The first month salary is something that you will remember for a long time. Nice to know that you made good use of it 😉


  2. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    heheh! ya 🙂

  3. smiley Says:

    very touching …

  4. Hawkeye Says:

    nice narration. first month salary is a sentimental thing. i think used them all to adachufy my bulging credit card loan.

    very thoughtful.

  5. logic Says:

    was tht pic taken from ur mobile? 🙂

  6. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    Thanks 🙂

    credit card ah!! i have just applied for one… hopefully my future salaries shouldn’t go towards adachifying that 🙂

    yes da… took that pic it from my mobile

  7. Mohammed Moyeen.A Says:

    dai…..dai…i dont have words da..

  8. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    he he.. me too

  9. Yuvi Panda Says:

    Man, yesterday you were a college dude hangin around on YIM, and today you’re a *busy IT Professional*:D


    Counting the Notes in that pic, howevere, did you get only 3k as salary?:P

    Hope to give my own post about *First Salary* soon…

    You know, like in, say 5 years?:P That is, if someone as clueless as me could get a job…

  10. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    busy It pro?? ha ha ha!! good joke. Hey, i hang around YIM.. mobile is a lot useful here 😉

    Wishing ur first sal starts at MS or equivalents 😀

  11. Anonymous Says:

    best way to gift ur mom…..
    best way to spend ur first month salary….cool da
    Treat me with the Rs252 which is left;)

  12. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    Sure da… 🙂

  13. logic Says:

    Happy diwali!!!

  14. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    Thanks da 🙂 wish u the same

  15. deepankar katyal Says:

    indeed the first salary is the greatest thing in life..
    wish u a great career….

  16. Known Stranger Says:

    my first salary – cheque is still not deposited. it is in file. i have another cheque like htis which never realised the money – that is very special

  17. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    Yup!!.. its one of the most satisfying moments ever 😀

    he he…

  18. Sriram Says:

    real gud job da..

  19. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    Thanks da 🙂

  20. kp Says:

    Very touchy. Your mother should be lucky to have a son like you.

  21. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    You are using huge words 🙂 and hey your site is cool…

  22. djadeja Says:

    Hey Aswin,

    Nice Surprise dude!

  23. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:


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