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In a train compartment:

Young Man 1: Seeing you after a long time, man! Shaadi-waadi banayi ki nahin?
Young Man 2: Nahin yaar, there’s a peculiar problem…
“Why, what’s wrong?”
“You know that I am originally from Chennai, isn’t it? My folks have been looking around for a girl for quite some time now. Everything goes well and then…”
“Why, what happens?”
“The girl’s parents back off when they find out I am working in Mumbai. `We don’t want our daughter to stay in that horrible city,’ ” they say.


Written by Raju Bist

July 16, 2012 at 7:44 am

Posted in Eavesdropping