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Man on Sale
Looking at the signboard, suddenly he stopped in front of a shop. A voice came from deep inside, "Come in Sir, come in, all kinds of men are on sale here. What sort of man you need?"
"What types of man you have?"-the man enquired. "For murdering somebody-you will have to pay
twenty thousand, just twenty thousand for a person capable of murdering a man. In case you have already committed a murder and willing to accuse someone else to take all the responsibilities, such a man will cost you thirty thousand. He has ten years experience of remaining in jail and running away from there-"The shopkeeper adjusted the spectacles on his nose," But Babuji, such man are being bought up by white-robed Khadardharies. Do you need someone to lead demonstration or put off strike, rioters, k idnappers etc? Such type of a man will cost you thirty thousand".
Finding me astonished the shopkeeper was puzzled, he remarked, "Even the cheaper ones are also available-for expressing grief, for expressing joy through clapping, for welcoming red carpet, for setting flower leaves on guests, for raising flags on behalf of parties at different occasions. Now, let me know what kind of man you need?" The shopkeeper got irritated while explaining to the customer "Actually I need a person who is honest and kind."-the customer explained.
" Have you gone crazy? Alas! Seeing you this early morning as first customer, I feel my whole day will go to dogs as I have not yet started business today. Don't you know that the kind of person you need is never put on sale. You have to search him out. Now get lost."-Uttering these words the shopkeeper felt embarrassed.