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I Don't Like Shiny Objects (standard:non fiction, 272 words)
Author: JuggernautAdded: Jan 27 2012Views/Reads: 543/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
350 tons of gold is turned into gold jewelry every year in India. Is it not crazy in a country where basic sanitary facilities are still at ground zero level.
 



I don't like Shiny Objects 

Subba Rao 

“How come you don't wear your wedding band?” 

“I don't like jewelry,” Juggernaut looked at Dan with a look 

why you are asking me this. 

“No jewelry at all?” 

“I don't like to wear shiny things, period.” 

“Why?” Dan looked at Juggernaut though not facing him directly. 

“I consider Jewelry is something to watch in a glass case at a 

museum.” 

“Are you saying that millions of people that wear jewelry are 

crazy?” 

“No, I don't feel comfortable wearing any kind of jewelry.” 

“So, you never wear jewelry any time in your life.” 

“My mother could have been responsible for me to wear jewelry 

as a child in celebrations of some kind. But as a young man I never 

wore jewelry of any kind, I thought wearing shiny things is tacky.” 

“You know India imports 350 tons of pure gold and 1200 tons of 

silver every year to keep up with local demand for jewelry.” 

“I feel sad that so much money that can be used for more 

productive purposes are frozen in form of jewelry just make people feel 

good about themselves.” 

“Investment in gold is a smart thing since its value is always 

on the rise all the time.” 

“Sure, but how many people buy gold jewelry to sell to make 

profit, perhaps none; gold as an investment is different from buying 

gold as jewelry,” “To turn 350 tons of gold into jewelry is like 

freezing life saving blood into a solid block, unusable and useless.” 

“You invest in gold then not gold jewelry?” 

“No, I don't gather shiny objects, only crows do.” 


   


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