Are you for joint family system? asked a colleague.
“I am for it. However, the system is dead worldwide. It won’t work anymore,” I replied.
“You are wrong. There are still families that stay together happily,” she argued.
“Maybe. Some are in joint family just because of necessity. Beneath the bonhomie lie despair and disagreements. This is a material world,” I said.
“Maybe you have had a bitter experience,” she got personal.
“Not true. Anyway, are you married?” I asked her.
“Matter closed. Get married, stay with your mother-in-law and let’s meet after two years,” I replied and moved off before she could throw a folder on me.
Heard this joke:
“I remember John whenever I see you,” Mulla Nasruddin told a friend.
“I do not resemble John in any way,” replied the friend.
“But you both owe me $100.”