First for a few minutes

Went to see my auditor Ramachandra yesterday.

Gameplan: to make amends for filing my returns very late last year by handing over my papers on the first day of the new financial year.

And, sure enough, said the Ray-Ban Dharmadhikari (Ram is also the Dharmadhikari of the Sringeri Mutt in Mysore), I had beaten an old client from Chennapatna, who has been sending his papers on the 4th or 5th of April for years now.

Thank god, I am first at least in the eyes of my CA, at least for a few minutes, I thought, till I came home and found that I had forgotten to take along the biggest pile of bills: food and beverages consumed in FY 2005-06.