Sir, I spend a lot of money every Friday to go all the way to Monirampur to give money to my mother. • Hey, can’t you keep your eyes on the road? • If I have to spend 100 taka for every 500 taka that I send, then what do I have left? • Why, why would you need to travel so far just to send money? Don’t you have a mobile phone?
Hey, call that van! We need to take him to the hospital.
Yes, I am his uncle. Which ward is he in? No no, don’t worry so much. • The patient needs to be taken to a hospital in Dhaka immediately or we might not be able to save his leg. You must go quickly. • Sister, how much would my nephew’s treatment cost in Dhaka? • Approximately around 10-12 thousand.
Hello Hannan, I have to go to Dhaka right away for my nephew’s treatment. It will cost a lot of money. Listen, take the 15 thousand taka from Siddik which he owes me and come to the bus stand immediately. • God speed, and let me know if you need more money for the treatment. • Sir, please don’t worry. The money has been arranged. I’m so sorry that you had to suffer so much because of my nephew.
Boss, Mr Siddik couldn’t give me more than five thousand taka now. You could take the night bus instead; I’ll try to manage some more money in the meantime. • The doctor has warned that if we delay any longer we may not be able to save his leg. I am starting off right now. May God help us. You all don’t worry too much. • Boss, call me as soon as you reach. I will leave for Dhaka as soon as I manage some more money.
Uncle, my leg is really hurting. How much longer will it take to reach Dhaka? • Around 5 hours, even if the bus travels really fast. Don’t you worry, everything will be fine as soon as we reach Dhaka.
Hey, why are you going so fast? Slow down! • Everybody, please stay calm, don’t worry. Mr Driver, please drive carefully. Why are you taking the responsibility of our life and death in your hands? Finally, we’ve reached Dhaka! Let’s pray that everything goes well.
Excuse me, my nephew has broken his leg; which way shall I take him? • Where are you coming from? Have you brought enough money? • Yes, but do I need to pay even before I see the doctor? • Uncle, let‘s go in and ask. • Fracture? Please proceed to room number 103.
Doctor, his leg will get fixed, right? He drives a Rickshaw so he can have two square meals and send some money home to his mother. If his leg doesn’t mend then… • I am looking into it. Please get the X-ray done first. • Okay. I have given 150 taka for the X-ray. Will we need any more money? • I can’t say until I have seen the X-ray report.
(After reviewing the X-ray report). We need to do this surgery within the next 3 hours. It will cost 10,000 taka. • Doctor, please don’t worry. You can start the surgery. Someone will be bringing the money shortly. • No I’m afraid you’ll need to pay before the surgery. And if we don’t do it within 3 hours, we won’t be able to save his leg.
Hello Hannan? You didn’t get the money? Then go to Sir and see if you can borrow it from him. The surgery won’t take place unless we pay another 10,000 taka. You’re right. Even if you did arrange the money how would you send it to Dhaka so fast? Anyway, check with Sir first, we’ll figure out the rest later. Sister, it will take a lot of time for the money to reach. Can you suggest what we can do? • I’m afraid we cannot proceed without the payment.
Hello, what? What has Sir asked me to do? bKash? What is that? • Boss, Sir will bKash the money to your phone. Then you can Cash-Out from any bKash outlet in Dhaka. Why don’t you talk to him directly.
Listen, you have your voter ID with you? Okay good. Quickly take a passport size photo and print 2 copies of it. Then look for a bKash Agent with the pink bird sign close by. Open an Account and give me a call. I’ll send you the money instantly. • Really Sir? Our country has progressed so much! Everyone has been stressing me out since noon for no reason then.
Yes Sir. I’ve received the money. I’ll call you once the surgery begins. You’ve done a lot for my nephew. I don’t know what would have happened if he had lost his leg. So you understand? From now on I’ll tell my customers to make their payments through bKash. It’s really convenient. No worry of fake notes …no worry of money getting stolen… getting mugged … no worries at all!
(Several days later) I hear that from next year your uncle won’t sell goods unless he is paid in bKash. He seems to be a big fan. • Yes Sir, why wouldn’t he be? Now even I can bKash money to my mother anytime. It hardly takes any time and it’s so much cheaper. • *Chuckles* Please drive carefully. If you don’t live, you wouldn’t be able to earn money nor would you be able to send money to your mother.