Ha! and Hmmm…

By Kollengode S. Venkataraman


A florist goes for a haircut in Bangalore. When he goes to pay the barber, the barber says, “I cannot accept money from you; I am doing community service.” The next morning the barber finds some jasmine strands at his door. A fruit vendor goes for a haircut and the barber again refuses to take the money. A few days later, the barber finds a basket of seasonal fruits at his door.

On a Saturday a software guy goes for a haircut. The barber again refuses money saying it was a community service. The software engineer thinks, “Umm. Finally, these guys realize the importance of our work.”

The next Saturday when the barber goes to open his shop, he finds a bunch of software engineers waiting for a free haircut, with the printouts of forwarded e-mail of the free haircut.


Late on a Saturday night, a Wisconsin woman called 911 to report a drunk driver — herself. In a recording of the call, the dispatcher is heard asking Mary Strey, 49, “You behind them?”

Strey answers, “No, I am them.” The confused dispatcher asks, “You am them?” “Yes, I am them.” The dispatcher then tells Strey to pull over so she doesn’t have an accident.

Strey was charged last week with driving drunk and operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of 0.1 or more. Strey was heard on the call asking if she should turn the car off and put her hazard lights on.


Note: This is not a fabrication. this is a true story.

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