Cassian Baliarsingh

With the withdrawal of Rs 2000 banknotes from circulation by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) bringing back demonetisation memories, people are feeling threatened to accept the currency notes.

Even though the RBI has allowed people to exchange or deposit the Rs 2000 notes by September 30, the withdrawal of the notes has caused a frenzy among netizens. Many people have taken to social media to inform how employees at petrol pumps and shopkeepers were not taking the note.

Amid this frenzy, an exchange between a woman and a shopkeeper has left the internet laughing. The woman has shared how she argued with a shopkeeper for refusing to take a Rs 2000 note, but the situation quickly became funny when he revealed the reason.

The woman’s best friend shared her story on Twitter and wrote, “Ladies and gentleman, meet my bestie,” and shared a screenshot of her chat with her.

The screenshot reads, “ Aaj mei vo aesthetic looking lays gourmet khareedne gayi thi toh shopkeeper wasn’t accepting my 2K note, I got so irritated that I gave a monologue about it being valid till 30th September later he said, ‘Aapki baat toh theek hai par aapka note fatta hua hai (Today I went to busy aesthetically looking Lays Gourmet chips. However, the shopkeeper was not accepting a Rs 2000 note. I got so irritated that I gave a monologue about it being valid till 30th September. Later, the shopkeeper said, ‘you are right but the note is torn’. After this I quietly paid him via UPI).”

Since being shared online, the hilarious text exchange has received over 26.4K views with several funny comments from social media users. Several users flooded the comment section with laughing emojis.

“She is so cute,” commented a person, while another wrote, “Aesthetic looking chip kya hoti hai.”

A few days back, a man was beaten up by an auto-rickshaw driver for handing over Rs 2000 note. Similarly, a petrol pump employee had a tiff with a customer over Rs 2000 note after filling petrol.

Worth mentioning, the RBI recently decided to withdraw Rs 2000 denomination banknotes from circulation but they will continue to be a legal tender.