The Longest Wait

What is the hardest thing you had to wait for?

In 2011 I had trouble with money and hence I was mostly broke. One of the options I had was to go to my previous place of employment and claim my Provident Fund money. I knew that for the 4 years and 2 months that I had worked there, I could withdraw my entire PF money, which has my monthly contribution and is matched by the company, from the CTC of my salary.

So I went to the office, met some ex-colleagues and say hi and then went to the HR who files these claims for you. He told me that it would take a while to get the claim money to my bank account. My heart fell as I was broke at the time but still filled in the form and signed on the dotted line. I filed the claim with them and they sent it to Mumbai. I have never waited so much for something that I was desperate for. I counted the hours and the days until I heard a “ding” on my phone messages and picked it up to read that the money, which came upto almost Rs. 75,000 had been deposited in my bank account in two installments on the same day.

It was a huge relief and that lasted me for more than 3 months during which time I could relax. I had needed to pay off some pending bills and that was good. The wait was so worthy.

Prompt from 31 Days of January Writing Prompts at The SitsGirls

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