Monday, 26 July 2010

The Tramp and Travelling Salesman

The Tramp and Travelling Salesman(TS) are the best of friends. Both are very interested in affairs of the society, TS having more a balanced view whereas the TT cannot think beyond his stomach. Once they met over and exchanged their views



TS” Hi man! How have you been over the fortnight?”



Tramp “Great buddy! Got to eat at a couple of lavish weddings, been part of a few political rallies and was part of a rioting crowd during a bandh and did good with a bounty of valuables. How have you been?”



TS “ Very miserable, Political rallies and bandhs means no business for me”



Tramp “What to do one man’s food is another man’s poison?”



TS” In all these years, my food has never become your poison”



Tramp “He who knows no shame knows no difficulties. You are facing the difficulties of working hard”



TS” Just look at me, I have to wear a tie, a clean shirt and shoes but for you dirtier the dress the more better”



Tramp “Yeah, but tell me why do you have to do all this style? Are you customers so posh?”



TS “Yes boss, lots of rich people buy from me because my company sells a lot of factory seconds and fakes of fancy brands”

Tramp “Really, then who buys from the showrooms”



TS” Middle class”



Tramp “Yeah, ever since the middle class has had this implants of EMI and credit cards, they have gone haywire”



TS “You can talk like this because inflation never hurts you”



Tramp laughing “No that’s not true, the quality and quantity of biryani that is served in the political rallies has come down very badly. The Government should do something about rising prices”



TS “You just can’t think beyond your stomach but the Government has a bigger vision and doing their best to control inflation. They monitor crop output regularly to study the impact on prices”



Tramp “What is the point? They can’t store the crops when they are harvested and most of it is consumed by rodents and pests. Why can’t they release the stock into open market?”



TS “You don’t understand, the Government cannot act so irrationally. They have to worry about the commodity exchange also”



Tramp “What is this commodity exchange?”



TS “Just like stock exchange, where instead of stock futures, commodity futures are traded”.



Tramp “Unbelievable, stocks have no value, so they have to be traded but why food grains, they already have a value?”



TS begins to talk but is interrupted by Tramp who says “I don’t understand granting voting rights to NRI’s. These are the same set of guys who rarely voted when they were in the country and left the country because they did not find it profitable enough”



TS” I am quitting for the day. The guy who writes this script gives all the punch dialogues to you and I have to play the role of priest as always”



Tramp “I know he makes me say some of the things which a tramp would never know. Anyhow he now wants us to stand for the theme song”



We are like this

We are like this

Screaming our throats for and against same Gothra marriages

Turning a blind eye to rodents eating food grains



We are like this

We are like this

Worried about NRI voting rights

Not worried about the citizen’s eating rights

We are like this

We are like this





To be continued LITTER

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