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Eavesdropping: Of roses and V-Day

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On the morning of Valentine’s Day (day before yesterday) three UP/Bihar types on a park bench.
First Guy: What is all this chakkar about Valentine’s Day? Are you supposed to give only red roses?
Second Guy: Nahin baba, you can give any colour – red, yellow, pink, white, orange… any colour you like.
Third Guy: Yes, but don’t give a black rose!
FG: So, are you carrying roses for the madam in our office?
TG: Are you mad? That khadoos will have me immediately thrown out! Hey, you got married just two months ago. Are you buying roses for your madam at home?
SG: No, no, the flowers will be very expensive today. Instead, I will give her a bar of Cadbury’s chocolate…


Written by Raju Bist

February 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Why dear? (Scene in a marriage)

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Headline: Michelle Obama launches task force against childhood obesity
Wifey: Mrs Obama is always doing something or the other. Why does Mrs Manmohan Singh not do anything?
Hubby: When her husband is not doing anything, how can she?

Written by Raju Bist

February 13, 2012 at 11:23 pm