Posted: 26 September 2012 at 11:46am | IP Logged
Buoyed by the success of CSS and 900k gold coins given to him by Taki, Chakri wants to expand his business. Seeing that the education sector is a booming business in India, Chakri decides to emulate it in Swarga. He starts CPS - Chakri Play School (for children aged 2-5).
On the very first day, he has received 5 application forms. Poking his head out of his office he sees that the waiting room is filled with parents. He is thrilled.
He walks into the waiting room with a clipboard. Glancing at the list in his hand, he calls out the first name - "Mahasena - Who's it?"
A small boy with curly hair raises his hand. Chakri tickles his cheek and looks around for the parents.
"Father? Who's the father of Mahasena?"
Both Agni and Vayu raise their hands.
Chakri looks confused.
"Both of us are his fathers" explain Agni and Vayu.
Chakri gives them an incredulous look. "And the mother's name?" he asks
Agni and Vayu shrug their shoulders
Chakri mutters something under his breath, but doesn't want to question them further for the fear of losing a prospective admission. In the application form, under the heading "Father's name" , he writes Agni & Vayu, after striking off the apostrophe in "Father's'" and letting it remain plural. He turns to his clipboard and calls out the second name
"Gangeya- Who's it?"
The small boy with curls lifts his hand once again.
Chakri is stumped. " But your name is Mahasena. Why does this application have your name as Gangeya?"
"Because he is my son" comes an answer from behind . It is Ganga walking in.
"But madam, this child has already been admitted. These two -pointing to Agni and Vayu- claim to be his fathers."
Ganga gives a scornful look at them and says haughtily. " This is my son. I don't where these two -throwing Agni and Vayu a dirty look- I don't know where these two have come from.
"Madam, It does not matter where Agni and Vayu came from. What matters is where this boy has come from... And I think now I know" says Chakri.
In the application form, under 'mother's name' he writes "Ganga", winking at Agni / Vayu.
"Now ... Chakri...wait a minute" said Agni, who was perspiring. "it's not what you think... I mean we don't know who she is... we've never seen her before... Try to understand..."Agni was almost incoherent.
Chakri gave a meaningful smile. "Man" he said pointing to Agni, "Woman" he said, pointing to Ganga and " Bachcha" he said, pointing to the curly haired boy. "What's left to understand?"
Chakri burst out laughing. "You want me to think this child emerged from Shiva's third eye?"
Chakri assures Ganga "Madam, this child has been admitted." He calls out the third name in his list.
"Sharavana? Who's Sharavana?"
For the third time, the boy with curls lifts his hand. Chakri chokes. "You again?"
The boy nods. Very hesitantly Chakri asks "Parents' names? not able to decided whether or not he wanted to hear the answer.
But the Goddess of Forests walks in and announces "Sharavana is my son..Will you please put my name as the mother?"
Chakri now realizes from where each of the 5 applications came.
Just as he is about to read the fourth name when six giggling women enter, all calling out "Kartikeya"
Chakri looks with disbelief at the little boy. You are Karikeya, too?" The boy nods.
Chakri sits down, his head spinning. "I have heard of Parents having four children, but I have never heard of a child having four - no- ten parents."
Edited by varaali - 26 September 2012 at 11:55am