Saturday, 13 February 2016

The Three Employees - 16

 The Elephant
The boss was called to the hospital where his three employees had been admitted after having suffered a lot of injuries.
Boss: What happened to you all? Were you beaten up? Was there a fight just like last year? Who did this? Should I file a complaint?
Employee One: I don’t think filing a complaint would make things any better sir.
Employee Two: Make things better! It won’t do a thing at all. I don’t think you can even file a complaint at all.
Boss: What do you mean?
Employee Three: I don’t think gossiping is a crime sir, even if men were doing it!
Boss: Will someone tell me what happened? I let you go to the temple and this is what happens, you all end up in a hospital with broken bones. Someone tell me who did this to you.
Employee Three: The Elephant sir!
Boss (Shocked): What?! Did the elephant run?
Employee Three: That was what we thought sir!
Boss (Angry): Tell me what happened or I’ll hit you all so bad you will need fresh stitches.
Employee One: When we reached the temple we were expecting a procession of god on top of the elephant but it was silent all around and there were very few people seen. A group of people were standing in a corner and talking about the elephant having run!
Employee Two: I also heard the elephant roar sir!
Boss: So what happened? You should have taken yourselves far from the place as possible not wait there for the elephant to get you.
Employee Two: That was what I did sir! I ran the moment I heard the roar.
Boss: So how did you get hurt? Did you fall?
Employee Two: No sir. I was running too fast and not looking where I was going. The moment I stepped on to the road from inside the temple I was hit by a two wheeler.
Boss: Fool, thank god it wasn’t a truck! Well, getting hit by a two wheeler is better than being kicked by an elephant. What about you two?
Employee Three: I fainted the moment I heard them and the roar sir.
Boss: Then what? How did you get injured? Did someone fall on you or step over you while running?
Employee Three: No sir. No one fell on me rather I fell on someone else.
Boss: What do you mean?
Employee One: There was a woman sitting there sir, he fell on top of her! She began screaming and suddenly there was a crowd of people who beat him up even though he was already unconscious!
Boss: Fools! What about you?
Employee One: I was calm and collected sir! I thought that it was an emergency situation and that I should help people out rather than lose my wits! I immediately dialled the police and the fire force and informed them of the elephant!
Boss: Good! Then what happened? Did the elephant get to you before they arrived? Did you get injured trying to save someone else?
Employee One: There was no angry elephant sir! The function had been delayed by an hour so very few people had arrived. The elephant had a habit of roaring while being decorated for the parade. And the men, they were talking about some other elephant which had run in some other temple last year! They told me all this when I asked them how bad was the damaged caused so far by the elephant.
Boss: So how did you get injured?
Employee One: The police took me into custody for making false calls on emergency numbers. They told me they would charge me with fine and let me go after that but when we got to the station they seemed to have changed their mind. They kicked me all over and even threatened to charge me on various grounds! They stopped only when they saw that I couldn’t even cry any longer!
Boss: The lesson you should learn from all this is that you should think well before you act! Look before you leap!
Employee Two: What! I thought you would say something that drivers of two wheelers should be more careful!
Employee One: Or that there was too much corruption and misuse of power in the police force!
Employee Three: Think before you act! Ha, tell that to that crazy woman! I didn’t act at all and I’m the one who got the most injuries!!
With prayers to Panjabjapuresha on the occasion of his temple festival

-Ashok Sri Krishna

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The Three Employees - 15

Boss: I hope that you all actually went to the temple yesterday and are not lying about it like you did on the day before?
Employee One: I did go sir! And I enjoyed the visit! They were distributing curd rice right in front of the temple. It was so tasty I had two plates full! There was such a crowd there I had to fight my way to get a plate. Some people almost beat me up when they saw me with a second plate!
Employee Three: I loved sitting near the temple elephant sir! I even hugged him!
Boss (shocked): What?!
Employee Two: He means the white wooden elephant sir!
Boss: Oh! And what about you?
Employee Two: I enjoyed the musical concert sir!
Employee One: I saw him there sir. They even let him sing!
Employee Three: Yes, by the time he started singing the second line there was a crowd around him trying to get him off the stage!
Boss: What else did you guys do?
Employee One: What do you mean sir? What else was there to do?
Boss: Didn’t any of you pray?
With prayers to Panjabjapuresha on the occasion of his temple festival

-Ashok Sri Krishna

Sunday, 7 February 2016

The Three Employees - 14

God Appeared in our Dream
Boss (angry): One thing I dislike most of all is lying. I hate anyone who utter lies. But you guys seem to do nothing but that.
Employee One: What happened sir?
Boss: So you don’t know what happened? Where were you yesterday?
Employee One: We were at the temple sir. We had told you. We had asked for leave. It’s festival time.
Boss: That’s what you said but where were you really? Have I ever refused to give you leave however silly your excuses? Why did you have to lie about having to go to the temple?
Employee Two: We did go to the temple sir.
Boss: Oh really? And what did you do there all day?
Employee Three: Of course we prayed sir.
Boss: So you must have prayed a lot?
Employee One: Yes sir, I prayed a lot. I prayed so much that the lord even appeared in my dream last night! He said that he was happy with me and that he would stand by me and protect me from anyone who thinks ill of me.
Boss: Really?
Employee Two: Must be sir! He had come in my dream too. He said that he was much impressed with my prayers. He said he’d forgive me for all the little wrongs I might have done. He said anyone who doesn’t will be cursed.
Boss: So he must be really angry at me for accusing you of lying. But are you sure of what he said? May be he was lying?
Employee One: God never lies sir!
Employee Three: Yes sir. In my dream too the lord said all these things. He also said that my boss was very fond of me and was planning to give me a promotion soon!
Boss: Really? Are you so sure of what he said? Are you sure that there is no chance that he is lying?
Employee One: Yes sir!
Boss: Well, the truth is that lord had appeared in my dream too! And he wasn’t the least bit happy with me. He mistrusted my devotion. He said that he knew that I hadn’t come to the temple yesterday out of devotion but rather to check on you idiots who weren’t in fact anywhere near the temple!
Employee Two: What?! You came to the temple to check on us?
Boss (angry): Yes, what else do you think?
Employee Three: I think we shouldn’t trust the lord sir! I mean think about it, he came to me in my dream but wasn’t even kind enough to warn me that he would be visiting you too and that I better be prepared with a good excuse!
Boss: Shut up you idiots...***...***
With prayers to Panjabjapuresha on the occasion of his temple festival

-Ashok Sri Krishna