Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Famous Ganpat

Ganpat is a Maharashtrian…! Ganpat was bragging to his boss one day,
“You know,I know everyone there is to know. Just name someone,anyone, and I know them.”
Tired of his boasting, his boss called his bluff, “OK,Ganpat how about Tom Cruise?” “Sure, yes, Tom and I are old friends, and I can prove it.” So Ganpat and his boss fly out to Hollywood and knock on Tom Cruise’s door, and sure enough, Tom cruise shouts,”Ganu! Great to see you! You and your friend come right in and join! me for lunch!”.

Although impressed, Ganpat’s boss is still skeptical. After they leave Cruise’s house, he tells Ganpat that he thinks Ganpat’s knowing Cruise was just lucky.

No, no, just name anyone else”,Ganpat says. “President Clinton,” his boss quickly retorts. “Yes,” Ganpat says, “I know him, let’s fly Out to Washington.” And off they go. At the WhiteHouse, Clinton spots Ganpat on the tour and motions him and his boss over, saying, “Ganu, what a surprise, I! was just on my way to a meeting, but you and yourfriend come on in and let’s have a cup of coffee first and catch up.”

Well, the boss is very shaken by now, but still not totally convinced.After they leave the White House grounds, he expresses his doubts to Ganpat who again implores him to name anyone else. “The Pope,”his boss replies. “Sure!” says Ganpat. “I have a lot of friends in Poland, and I’ve known the Pope along time.” So off they fly to Rome. Ganpat and his boss are assembled with the masses in Vatican Square when Ganpat says, “This will never work. I can’t catch the Pope’s eye among all these people. Tell you what, I know all the guards, so let me just go upstairs and I’ll come out on the balcony with the Pope. So he disappears into the crowd,headed toward the Vatican. Sure enough, half an hour later Ganpat emerges with the Pope on the balcony. But by the time Ganpat returns, he finds that his boss has had a heart attack and is surrounded by paramed! ics. Working his way to his boss’ side, Ganpat asks him, what happened?”

His boss looks up and says, “I was doing fine until you and the Pope came out on
the balcony and the man next to me said, “Who’s that on the balcony with Ganpat?

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