Right use of right things in life"Where is page number five and six? A single sheet having pages five and six is missing."The boss shouted at his personal assistant. The PA responded that he would check it up with the typist. The boss shouted again and said, "Didn't you go through the pages before putting up to me? The PA said, "Sorry sir, I had a look at the pages, but did not see the page numbers. The boss said, "Okay, Get me the pages five and six quickly. The PA went to the typist and enquired about the missing pages. The typist confirmed that pages five and six were there when he pinned the pages with a paper pin. The PA said, "The pages are not there now. It is missing. We should investigate the missing pages. It contains important information. The pages contain quotation for a contract. Somebody could have stolen the pages. Do you suspect someone who could have stolen the pages? The typist said, " Yes. I suspect a guy who carried the document to you. I saw him talking to a outside guy after returning from your room.
The boss ordered a board of enquiry to find the facts about the missing pages. The board found Mr.Lallu the peon was the culprit who has stolen the pages and handed over to the rival company and received one lakh from for the favour. During the enquiry the typist was asked as to why he did not use the stapler, but used the paper pin? The typist said that the stapler pin was not available then, hence used a paper pin. Due to the usage of a simple paper pin, it was very easy for the peon to steal the pages leaving no trace of removal of pages. If it was stapled, it would have been difficult for the peon to remove the pages.
On the recommendation of the board, the boss dismissed the peon from service and suspended the typist for six months for not using the stapler. He asked the PA to procure a dozen of staplers and stapler pins for use. He ordered that paper pins should not be seen in the office except the stapler and stapler pins. And ordered that important documents should be carried personally by the concerning typist or clerk, and peons are not to be used for carrying documents.
Story based on the photo of Ved Prakash
This is my photo creative story writing contest entry.