Ex-poor people start appointing accountants after becoming filthy rich overnight
The per capita income of Chapasthan has reached a new soaring milestone yet again. On the occasion, the country's emperor recently said, "Unbeknownst to us, with each passing night, the people of Chapasthan are getting richer. Development, development, development."
Indeed, the nights are bringing citizens wealth never seen before. This is changing the face of the country, which had been trying to reach middle-income status but has now abandoned that goal.
"I slept poor last night, but after waking up, I discovered that I'm richer than all the tax-evading, bribe-taking people combined!" said Saimon Ahmed, a previously-poor man.
In reference to the emperor's comment, world-renowned motivational speaker Choleman Happy gave a nugget of wisdom to the financially illiterate masses.
"If you sleep poor, that's not your fault. But if you wake up poor, that's definitely your fault," he said, quoting no one because this is an absolutely original sentence never uttered before.
The sky-high income has created a new problem. As the people's money keep multiplying after every night, citizens are facing trouble keeping exact records of their income. This has compelled Chapasthanis to hire accountants.
Chartered accountants are in huge demand right now. Cynthia, an ex-garment worker who now has her own factory, said, "How can I keep records of my massive pile of money with my barely basic education? So, I hired an accountant. I'll have to pay him Tk 2 lakh monthly, but that's not a problem, as long as I can fall asleep and wake up."
Poverty -- which was the in-vogue subject for the country's seminars and discussion, where eminent citizens regularly expressed grave concern -- is slowly fading away.
"You know what? I didn't find any trace of my Tk 10 crore I earned by sleeping last month. Although, this is just five percent of my total earnings, I need to hoard as much as I can. So, I appointed an accountant," said a street hawker, who now just hawks stuff for the fun of it.
"Everyone is giving me Tk 500 or 1,000 notes, and you know what's the best part? They don't even ask for any change! Now, I'm planning to go on a vacation in some European country. Oh God, I don't even want to remember the days, like last week, when we were a poor country and everybody used to give me notes and coins of Tk 2 or 5," said Sadman, a hobbyist street-beggar, while listening to music on his iPhone 13.
The professional accountants seem to be over the moon due to the development. Nazia, one such accountant, said, "I urge everyone to sleep for at least eight hours every day, not for health but wealth reasons. Believe in the emperor and let us handle your uncountable money."