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A Known Story And A Hither-To Unknown Moral Or A Super-Dad!

The mother read from a picture book a story for her 6-year old at bed time, along the way explaining words that were new. The story – quite familiar to us from days we were knee-high or even before – goes like this:

A farmer in the village had four sons who always quarreled over one thing or the other. All attempts by the man to bring them together were to no avail.

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The matter assumed greater urgency in view of the man’s failing health. He decided he would make one last try before leaving them to their fate.

He called them to his bed. When they had assembled he bade the eldest to bring some dry sticks and a piece of rope from the back of the house.

The sticks were tied together in a bundle. The eldest who was also the heaviest was asked by the farmer to break the bundle into two. He tried hard exerting himself to the limits, but he couldn’t.  His brothers too tried one by one and failed like he did. They gave the bundle back to the father, crest fallen.

Thereupon the farmer asked them to untie the bundle and gave them a stick each. This time they could break the sticks rather effortlessly, all of them.

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At this point the mother paused, as she always did in these story-telling sessions, put the book away to quiz the girl on parts of the story including questions like what-would-do-you-do-if-you-were, inevitably ending with what-is-the-moral-of-the-story.

The girl thought for a moment screwing up her eyes and then broke into a smile:

‘Mom, this is exactly what I do. If ever you’ve a difficult problem to solve, take it to your dad. He’ll find a way out.’

Just then dad walked in and seeing the mother holding her head in her hands, silent, searching for a response, inquired: ‘Why, what’s the problem?’









PS: Based on a real experience at my daughter’s place.

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It’s Easy To Figure Out Your Marital Status

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We’ve Friends


Santa: My friend, where do you plan to go for this vacation?

Banta: Well, nothing out of the way, yaar. Last year it was Europe we had planned to spend our holidays and we didn’t. This year it’ll be US that we won’t go to.






A Storm In The Toilet

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A man from the toilet shouts to his wife:

‘Darling, darling’

‘Why are you shouting? I can hear you.’

‘This can’t wait.’

‘It always is. Why don’t you check if there’s paper before going in?’


‘Hold for a minute, I’m getting a roll.’

‘No, darling, just restart the router please.’




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Almost Perfect

My source indicates this could be a true story! It does unavoidably get race-specific just at one place crucial to the levity of the situation though not in any derogatory sense. Apologies for my inability to satisfactorily rephrase it in any other manner.

Here we go:

It seems that a young man volunteered for Navy service during World War II. He had such a high aptitude for aviation that he was sent right to Pensacola, Florida, skipping boot camp.

The very first day at Pensacola he solos and is the best flier on the base. All they could do was give him his gold wings and assign him immediately to an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

On his first day aboard he took off and single-handedly shot down 6 Japanese Zeroes. Then climbing up to 20,000 ft. he found 9 more Japanese planes and shot them all down, too. Noting that his fuel was getting low, and the light failing, he descended, circled the carrier and came in for a perfect landing on the deck.

He threw back the canopy, climbed out and jogged over to the captain busy peering thru his binoculars. Saluting smartly he said,

“Well sir, how did I do on my very first day?”

The captain turned around, bowed, and replied, “You make one velly impoltant mistake!”