Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hair-raising flattery


SM was almost bald. Another friend TA was known for taking loans never to return.
TA needed money urgently.
He told SM: “Oooff.. did you dye your hair today?”
Blushing, SM answered, “I do not even have enough hair to comb.”
“Who said?  Man, don’t you know girls like semi-baldies?”
In a few minutes, TA managed to get a few hundred rupees “loan” from SM.
A week passed. We told SM that he was fooled.
A red-faced SM approached TA.
“Hey, your money is safe. But tell me, did you use shampoo today? Your hair is flying like in Rajnikant films,” TA replied.
A smiling SM returned to his seat with hands holding a comb. 
Years later, I am sure SM has not yet got back his money.
But there are people in history who hated sycophancy.
Philosopher Aristippus gained a comfortable position at the court of Dionysius, a tyrant, by constant flattery. One day, observing Diogenes preparing lentils for a meagre meal, Aristippus said: "If you would only learn to compliment Dionysius, you wouldn't have to live on lentils."
"And if you would only learn to live on lentils, you wouldn't have to flatter Dionysius," retorted Diogenes.

26 comments:

  1. Nice story! I hate sycophants.

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  2. Flattery ! Falattery !!!
    How people love it... gosh.

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  3. Funny like always with a message :) Nice one Bhai :)

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  4. :) he he he ..

    How are you Ramesh sir .. Take care

    Bikram's

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  5. Nice story with a great message and a necessary thing for us all to learn!

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  6. nice.. :))
    love the message in them..

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  7. Good one. Leaves me smiling...

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  8. Haha good one! Hope everything is good with you buddy!

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  9. nice story
    lol
    PS.
    I am not bald

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  10. Nice to see your 'hahaha' humour back!

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  11. He must be really dumb to accept the flattery or just too sad!!!

    Good to see u back in form. Take care...keep writing...you have a knack of packing the punch.

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  12. I want to praise you ,but then . It might be called flattery :D

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  13. i hate sycophancy...these are the fair weather people who disappear when the rain sets in..losers

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  14. hahaha ROFL :D loved the last punch :P

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  15. Ha ha, Most of the time people flatter others just to get their work done. Nice :-)

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  16. In today's world there is no dearth of sycophants! A nice post:)

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  17. As always I love the sense of humour displayed in this post. Very popular here in England, many of my male friends actually shave their heads despite having full heads of hair.

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  18. nice and meaningful post

    thanks

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