"...dekho toh...ek hai jise life mein kuch nehi mil rahi hai...ek computer training institute mein part-time naukri karta hain...weekend mein coffee-shop?..use yeh puchho toh woh kahe "..yaar sochna parega..zero income hai yaarrr!!!.." ....whatevrrrr!!!..."
"...toh dusri taraf aur ek hai...jo ek achhi MNC mein settled hai...monthly net income toh kahi 50-60 thousand k as-pas hoga-hi...come on yaar..sab ka waisa hi hota hai...use bhi wohi milega shayed...kyun..thik kahan na main?...... phir bhi uski life mein kitna problem hai pata hai...? Sunna chaho gi...toh suno......."
The girl won't marry him.
Err..sorry! Rather, the girl's dad won't let her daughter marry him.
"Yeah dude! DAD." And you believed i am talking about modern times, right? :-) Well, surely, the joke isn't on me! :p
When this guy was introduced to the girl's father, a flurry of questions.
"Where do you work son?"
"HP. In Bangalore."
"What's your work schedule like?"
"I leave for work around 7. Return? well, it's usually 10 or 11 at night....depends actually..depends on work in office...."
"..!!! You get to work at 7 and return home at 10..? 11...? Well, how much does that make? That means...you stay out of your house for 14 hours a day!!!!!!!!"
"And how much are you paid son?"
The guy wonders, ehh..is that a decent question? okay, excused..!
"..what i receive is somewhere around 50."
"Now..i have a question son! You see, i am also a professor. i work in one of the reputed colleges of Calcutta. I have done my Ph.D. I have had an extensive experience in teaching...am still going strong, you may conclude! But...even i don't get so high a salary! Do i get it? No. Then tell me...why do you get it? i mean ..don't take offence...but what does the company see in you to pay you so high a salary?"
Frustrated to whatever extent you'd imagine, the guy still acts decent, and calmly proceeds to give a reply.
"You see. There are lots of factors. But the basic thing is....the company believes that today i have got a high energy reserve....which tomorrow i won't be having! i mean.. not as much as i have it today. So the company obviously believes in extracting as much work out of me as possible. If they pay me 50 thousand a month, it definitely isn't before they beileve they have made me work hard enough to rake in atleast one lakh to the company's treasury! You get my point?"
"..hmm. So how many hours, do you think, you'll be free for my daughter?"
"No. You almost don't stay in the house. so...how'll you be able to take care of my daughter?"
"When did i say i want to take care of your daughter?"
Needless to say, further talks did not ensue. or even if they did, they didn't bear much fruit...!
The guy though was later found soliloquizing.
"...sara din boss ki baat sunte raho...! arre tum ye nahi kar rahe ho...woh nehi kar rahe ho....woh assignment complete hua? jao..abhi complete karo! sham paach baaje se pehle ho jana chahiye!
Woh uthne ko kahe to utho..baithne ko kahe toh baith jao..!? beer peen-a ko maana kare..toh mat piyo! aur agar beer peen-a ko kahe..toh piyo!! saala..kyan life hai yaar?? upar se..? yeh shadi ki baat..! aur kaun? ....woh bachhi ki baap!?! behenchod saala..."
Modern Times! :-)
P.S. After this incident was narrated to us by CKS sir, me, Yash and Sagar burst into hysterical laughter! after we could reasonably collect ourselves, all we could conclude is "meyer baap is tottal complex khawa party..!!" :-d