Monday, November 5, 2012

Maximum money

When a friend asked Irish playwright Bernard Shaw which book got him the maximum money, he replied: “Chequebook.”
A person without a sense of humour, I feel, is like a peacock without tail feathers. No wonder, Gandhi said, “If I had no sense of humour, I would long ago have committed suicide.”
After the performance of a play in London, Bernard Shaw joined actors on stage to acknowledge a rousing ovation. However, there was a solitary voice crying out: "Boo! Boo!" Shaw looked at that direction and remarked: "I agree with you my friend, but what can we two do against a houseful of opposite opinion?"
British statesman Winston Churchill’s repartee is also well-known.  When American socialite Nancy Astor once told him, “If you were my husband, I’d put poison in your coffee,” Churchill shot back, "If you were my wife, I would gladly drink it."
Kung Fu king Bruce Lee was once asked if he believed in God. “I believe in sleeping,” he answered.
Sometimes, serious talks turn humorous. I spotted a sparrow near the window and told my daughter, “When I was a child, a sparrow used to visit our home in Chennai. A neighbour got closer, it tried to fly away, got hit by the ceiling fan and died. I could not sleep entire night. We should love birds.”
“Should we love monkeys too?” she asked.
“Of course,” I replied, without thinking twice.
“I love you, dad.”


  1. The "monkey" joke is hilarious!!

  2. Interesting & Hilarious as always!

  3. Interesting & Hilarious as always.

  4. Why do you drink so much Beer asked his wife.
    I feel like sleeping after that ...sleeping ?

  5. Like father like daughter. :_
    Good retorts.. all

  6. he he he he :) now now I am sure i have said it earlier KIDS these days Know it all he he he he he


  7. Ha ha .... the last line is the punch line.
    Yes don't we all like to be surrounded by friends who are witty and happy.
    The poker faced people have very few friends.

  8. Your conversation with your daughter was epic! RameshJi, she has got the humor sense from you, that's for sure.

  9. wonderful.. :-) true, life without humour is not life after all..

  10. haha...Humour sense is something which everyone dont have and such people atleast should appreciate others who have it.... Again the last one is the best of all...

  11. hahaha....humour in the family