The Indian way to do business


by Sunny
30th November, 2005 at 6:04 pm    

A conversation between Mr. Baboo-Ji, an Indian Ambassador in Washington D.C., and his son.

Baboo: “I want you to marry a girl of my choice.”
Son: “I will choose my own bride!”
Baboo: “But the girl is Bill Gates’s daughter.”
Son: “Well, in that case … ok.”

Next Baboo approaches Bill Gates.
Baboo: “I have an Indian husband for your daughter.”
Bill Gates: “But my daughter is only 18; too young to marry!”
Baboo: “But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank.”
Bill Gates: “Ah, in that case … ok.”

Finally Baboo goes to see the neo-con scum Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank.
Baboo: “I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president.”
President: “But I already have more vice- presidentsthan I need!”
Baboo: “But this young man is Bill Gates’s son-in-law.”
President: “Ah, in that case … ok.”

Hey, it mentions the world “neo-con” so its current affairs, ok! [cheers Pintu!]


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  1. Rohin — on 30th November, 2005 at 6:20 pm  

    We have tipsters called Pintu? Awesome!

  2. Vikrant — on 30th November, 2005 at 6:27 pm  

    Lol,

    I bet 50 quid that guy is a Gujju.

  3. nukh — on 30th November, 2005 at 6:36 pm  

    neo con scum?
    tut tut….the naive these days……

  4. Siddhartha — on 30th November, 2005 at 6:42 pm  

    are neo-cons anything else?

  5. Rohin — on 30th November, 2005 at 7:01 pm  

    Nukh: “the naive these days”

    Don’t you mean “the left these days” or “the young these days” or something? Because, haven’t the naïve always been naïve?

  6. Sunny — on 30th November, 2005 at 7:10 pm  

    Lol, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to pick up the ‘scum’ label. Believe it or not, it was in the original joke. I didn’t even add it.

  7. Siddhartha — on 30th November, 2005 at 8:13 pm  

    Perhaps you should have edited it to be ‘devalued scum’ given the state of the Neocon cause at the moment.

  8. Steve M — on 30th November, 2005 at 8:17 pm  

    “Finally Baboo goes to see Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank.” – has a nice ring to it (except that he’s not, of course).

    It’s a good joke and sounds like it’s ‘Indian Chutzpah’ but, in fact, it’s exactly the strategy that Bob Geldof used when he got everyone to do everything for free for the first Live Aid:

    “You shops should give up your usual margin; after all, the record companies are.”
    “You record companies should give up your usual margin; after all, the retailers are.”
    “You government should give up your usual VAT; after all, the retailers and the record companies are.”

    True.

  9. Moony — on 30th November, 2005 at 9:02 pm  

    This is racist !

    Indians aren’t like this. How dare you post rubbish like this.

  10. Rohin — on 30th November, 2005 at 9:09 pm  

    How dare you! HOW DARE YOU! RACIST! RACIST! I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO COMPLAIN ABOUT!

    It’s funny Moony. It’s not racist. This is: what’s the difference between a KFC megabucket and…no okay I’ll stop there.

    Steve M, that’s a ploy surely we’ve ALL used when trying to seal a deal “Well, everyone else has given me their cash…you don’t want to be left out of this trapezoid scheme do you?”

  11. shihab — on 30th November, 2005 at 10:53 pm  

    Hey I wanna know the KFC joke. It’s like John Bender in Breakfast Club all over again. He crashes through the roof before he gets to the punchline. I have Punchline Issues. TELL ME HOW IT ENDS!

  12. Rohin — on 30th November, 2005 at 11:04 pm  

    Don’t you, forget about me…don’t don’t don’t no!

  13. shihab — on 1st December, 2005 at 2:01 am  

    I won’t forget this

  14. blue mountain — on 1st December, 2005 at 7:15 am  

    Sunny before you employ “honorary titles” in front of Wolfowitz’s name..please check this out

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1064909.cms

  15. Sakshi — on 1st December, 2005 at 8:10 am  

    This joke proves our “intelligence”…and in no way is racist.

    Be it gujju, punjju, parsi, marwadi, southie…..northie….we simply ..ROCK !!!

    ok ok…I agree..just got a little carried away…. :)

  16. Gunjan — on 1st December, 2005 at 9:39 am  

    lol @
    I bet 50 quid that guy is a Gujju.

  17. Steve M — on 1st December, 2005 at 11:04 am  

    “Finally Baboo goes to see Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank.” – has a nice ring to it (except that he’s not, of course).

    Sorry, I got a little mixed up back there. It’s age.

  18. Uncleji is an alter kocker — on 1st December, 2005 at 11:40 am  

    ayi ayi ayi
    This joke is a reworking of a old Yiddish story about a Rabbi who helps a man who is too poor to marry his beloved.
    Some Desi created this mish-mosh from their copy of the “The Joy of Yiddish” .

    Sunny is a Yenta

  19. Col. Mustafa — on 1st December, 2005 at 1:28 pm  

    Or maybe an old school Sumerian.

  20. nukh — on 1st December, 2005 at 3:36 pm  

    show me a person who supported the balkan intervention or would have supported it and if the same person opposes the iraq intervention – i will show you a hypocrite.
    .

  21. Tim Worstall — on 1st December, 2005 at 3:39 pm  

    I’ve seen a few different versions of this around over the past few weeks.
    And guess what? The Joy of Yiddish has just been updated and republished.

    A coincidence? I think not.

    Extra points for spotting more such “new” jokes, eh?

  22. Sunny — on 2nd December, 2005 at 12:28 am  

    Lol, Tim. I knew someone would find alternative versions to this one :(

  23. Inquisitor — on 2nd December, 2005 at 7:07 am  

    I think it is time for all those claiming to be ‘indian’ to have a sit down and a good think about what ‘being indian’ is all about.

    There are two sorts of ‘indians’. One who is unwittingly socialised into particular aspects of the culture, and the other adopts particular traits as expected of anyone claiming indian ‘descent’.

    Either of these ‘indians’ may still not be ‘indian’ if the core aspects of ‘indianess’ does not occupy the core of that which one thinks makes up the ‘indian’ as stipulated by what the present’ ‘indian’ thinks is ‘hip’ and ‘happening’. For instance, the current assimilation of many ‘upcoming’ ‘indians’ in india to american norms of thought and deed makes their claims to being of any descent – other than the idea of descent – itself tenuous at best.

    The following might indicate the direction this inquiry could take.

    http://diretribe.blogspot.com/2005/11/indian-monkey.html

  24. sonia — on 6th December, 2005 at 12:51 pm  

    the joke is a brilliant one….

    inquisitor – interesting analysis -thought id say the interesting thing about that is if you then say –not just indians – this applies to groups in gerneral and is a valid analysis of how groups construct identity.

    its also funny to see how some ppl will always insist their group/s compete for ‘ownership’/ monopoly of some particular facet of universal human qualities ..

    heh

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