Posted: 17 February 2005 at 11:44am | IP Logged
After a number of years in England Santa decided to visit his native village in Punjab. But he decided to spend a few days in Bombay and then a day in Delhi to pay homage in the Bangla Saheb Gurdwara near Connaught Place.
He landed in Bombay and friend received him. He enjoyed his sightseeing in Bombay and after a couple of days boarded a train for Delhi. He went into deep sleep in the train. This train reached Bhopal at about 8 a.m. Someone in the compartment put on the radio. And the Hindi newsreader's voice said, Yeh, Dilli hai, This woke up Santa. He got up hurriedly, collected his bags, got down and went out of the Railway Station. He got into a cycle rickshaw and told the puller to go to Bangla Saheb Gurdwara near Connaught Place. Now this clever Muslim rickshaw puller of Bhopal smiled to himself, and was on his way.
After two hours the rickshaw puller, with a worried look told Santa that he had lost his way and would like to ask someone for direction. Saying this he got of and went to a nearby tea stall and started having tea while telling the joke to other rickshaw puller.
In the meanwhile Santa was getting nervous and impatient. Luckily, he saw another Ramta coming his way in a rickshaw. Santa ran towards him and requested him to alight to listen to him in private, out of the hearing of his rickshaw pullers.
Ramta nodded wisely and got down and listened to Santa's woes. He explained in a whisper.
"You know, my rickshaw puller seems to be a rogue. He has been taking me for a ride. Two hours ago I started in his rickshaw from the Railway Station for Connaught Place to got to Bangla Saheb Gurdwara and now he says he has lost his way."
"You have become impatient in two hours," said the Ramta. "I have been in my rickshaw for the last ten hours to go to Karol Bagh and my rickshaw puller has not reached Karol Bagh."