Everyone working in Microsoft are millionaires

24 hours and 5 movies later I finally landed in Seattle. Journey was uneventful other than the fact that the security in Amsterdam had some doubt about my passport 🙂 As usual my Microsoft blue badge did the trick. They seemed to be more convinced by the blue badge than my passport, I guess the computer in front of them running Windows helped me a bit 🙂

I was in the immigration check queue and the officer there asked me how much cash I was carrying. I gave him the 3 digit number (see I’m being discreet here) and he gave me a shocked look and said “I thought everyone working for Microsoft are millionaires, and you are carrying just that much cash!!!“.

I didn’t get into a detailed discussion about the merits of credit cards or the current price of MS stocks, just gave a little smile and proceeded to get into US….

Comments (2)

  1. Nish says:

    1,000,000 INR would be USD 22,274 (using today’s rates). So yeah, in Indian currency, it’s sorta easy becoming a Millionaire 🙂

  2. Mahesh says:

    Hi abhinaba,

    Yes, ofcourse even I believe that Microsoft employees are millionaires and so very rich enough when compare with other companies ;). You blogs inspires me a lot and your post about Microsft campus and recent visit encouraging me to work for Microsoft.

    Thanks for Inspiration and sharing about MS.