Friday, December 01, 2006

TYPICAL INDIAN (strictly on the lighter side)

A family in India was puzzled when the coffin of their dead mother arrived from USA. It was sent by one of the daughters. The corpse was tightly squeezed inside the coffin, with no space left in it! When they opened the lid, they found a letter on top, which read as follows:


Dear brothers and sisters,

I am sending our mother's body to you, since it was her wish that she should be cremated in the compound of our ancestral home in Thanjavur. Sorry, I could not come along, as all of my paid leaves are consumed. You will find inside the coffin, under Amma's body, 12 cans of cheese, 10 packets of chocolates and 5 packets of Badam. Please divide these among all of you. On Amma's feet, you will find a new pair of Reebok shoes (size 10) for Mohan. Also, there are 2 pairs of shoes for Radha's and Lakshmi's sons.Hope the sizes are correct. Amma is wearing 6 AmericanT-Shirts. The large size is for Mohan and the others for my nephews. Just distribute them among yourselves. The 2 new jeans that Amma is wearing are for the boys. The Swiss watch that Rema wanted is on Amma's left wrist. Shanta Aunty, Amma is wearing the necklace, earrings and ring that you asked for. Please take them. The 6 white cotton socks that Amma is wearing must be divided among my teenage nephews. Please distribute all these uniformly and if anything more is required, let me know, since our Appa is also not keeping well nowadays...
:-( :-)

3 comments:

సత్యసాయి కొవ్వలి said...

thought it is on lighter side and evoked laughter, deep inside it exposes the commercial thinking and lack of 'human' touch we all acquired over time. very sad.

unique speck said...

True...though there is that 'human' element in Indians, it's too corrupt, rather selfish! Anyway worth laughing though thought provoking

myriad enigmas said...

Is this a forward? If not, I should say your sense of humour is quite, well, different. But I completely agree with your comment above.