In a certain situation which the author has implied to may come across in official life if you have tough competition with some other employee, and any information if known to him may go against you, in this situation every step should be taken quite cautiously.
In household choices, every member should take his responsibility in priority and should be performed accordingly.
Be indian and buy Indian.
In the house, I think we will not have any problem even though somebody is out of the station. Even the main earner is not there in the house he will make some alternative arrangement to take care of the works that are to be performed in our absence also. Money is to be arranged in the house for the remaining people to carry out their routine without any problem
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