Monday, June 27, 2011

‘Mind your language’

Innocent people can be forgiven, but the ignorant are a pain.
My dad was arguing with a government clerk who was delaying a file. The clerk was not well versed in English language, but kept arguing.
Exasperated, my dad grumbled, “I have to tolerate your delay. After all, beggars can’t be choosers.”
The guy turned furious and shouted back, “Are you calling me a beggar? Mind your language. I am not a beggar. You are.”
Innocent people are like Mulla Nasruddin.
Mulla Nasruddin was standing by the roadside watching a funeral pass by, when a stranger asked, “Who’s the guy dead?”
“I am also wondering. Must be the one inside the coffin.”

29 comments:

  1. hahah!

    thats was good!

    I was once discussing Egyptian mummies with a classmate. I said "mummies are believed to possess magical and supernatural powers" on this, my classmate got very furious and shouted" kiski (whose) mummy??? meri! (mine)"

    I had to calm her down and explain 'mummies' to her!

    hahahahha!!

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  2. Once our principal entered the class and asked,"Who is the leader?"
    "Sir, I is the leader."
    "Oh. You mean you are the leader?"
    "Yes Sir, I are the leader."

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  3. a teacher to a young boy " why r u looking to the monkey outside when i am in the class"....lolzz..

    lolzz

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  4. Ha ha....
    Enjoyed reading the above comments too.

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  5. "...Must be the one inside the coffin" ha ha...

    That was really funny!! There are such people around and we better not start a conversation with them!! else it'd end up a joke!! :)

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  6. Poor Dad; imagine how it would have been for him to explain things to the angry clerk...

    In Mulla N.'s case he turns out to be right; does he not?!

    Funny stories; thanks for sharing...

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  7. Haha... One in coffin. Hahahahaha..

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  8. hmmm made me smile:) Its ridiculous when people shout back at you understanding half of what you've said. Poor your dad.

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  9. Lolz .Thanks for the smile.Have a good day buddy :)

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  10. Once a person asked me on Mumbai Delhi flight if even I was going to Delhi.
    Where was the flight going anyway?

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  11. :) We r like this only! :) But thank God for that! Such blunders always makes us smile. I am sure your dad would have had a good laugh.

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  12. lol ...!
    hehe

    an awesome read... as always :)

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  13. Oh very good one! I used to go to a private STD call office after 11 pm to make call at 25% charge. May be on that day I went a few minutes early. Finding the place almost empty, I remarked to the manager,"laktha hein, aaj bilkul free hai"!
    The guy replied in a haste,"nai sir, pachaas taka dhena padegaa"..

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  14. good one ramesh and the the comments that have folowed are also awesome!!!

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  15. haha... thanks for sharing..
    thats after a long while something from Mulla :P

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  16. haha very funny. And, you are right sometimes good usage backfires :).

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  17. I was visualising the situation. LOL!

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  18. We have a saying here in England that it is one thing to be ignorant but quite another thing to be seen to be ignorant.

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  19. very nice..enjoyed :)
    mullah naseruddin ..I always read his stories..!

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  20. shruthi unnithanJuly 1, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    hahahaha nic 1 :D

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  21. Don't know what to say. I enjoyed reading both the conversation. haha!

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  22. It happens so often in India. Good post again, friend!

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  23. Wow! that was really funny, people so easily misunderstand. I still can't understand how you can be so precise and yet funny- it is an art.

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