Sikander – How much does a ring cost?
Me – What ring? and why do you want to buy a ring?
Sikander – Let me worry about that… I guess I will have to go and check out the price
Me – So how was the weekend?
Sikander – Good. Very, very Good.
Me – Okay. Get that hanger out of you mouth… and tell me what happened…
Sikander – You know about the ring…
Me – Yeah you were inquiring about that last week. Did you buy that?
Sikander – No but let me tell you a story…
“A young man walked into a jewelry store one Friday evening with a beautiful young girl at his side. He told the jeweller he was looking for a special ring for his girlfriend.
The jeweler looked through his stock and brought out a Rs. 5,000 ring. The old man said, “No, I’d like to see something more special.”
At that statement, the jeweler went to his special stock and brought another ring over. “Here’s a stunning ring at only Rs. 40,000” the jeweler said.
The young lady’s eyes sparkled and her whole body trembled with excitement. The man seeing this said, “We’ll take it.”
The jeweler asked how payment would be made and the man said, “By check. I know you need to make sure my check is good, so I’ll write it now and you can call the bank Monday to verify the funds and I’ll pick the ring up Monday afternoon,” he said.
Monday morning, the jeweler phoned the man. “There’s no money in that account.”
“I know,” said the man, “But let me tell you about my weekend!””
Me – So…
Sikander – You really are dumb because I just told you the reason I have an hanger…
Me – WOW! Wicked but WOW!
P.S. As voted by the readers, keeping the economic slowdown in mind the best gift this Valentine Season has been Hard Cash!