Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Gifts - Indian Style

The Patel family in Gujarat was puzzled when the coffin of their dead mother arrived from the USA. It was sent by one of the daughters.

The dead body was very tightly squeezed inside the coffin, with no space left in it at all. When they opened the lid , they found a letter on the top addressed to the entire family.

Dear Chandrakantbhai, Arvindbhai, Mohan and Varsha, I am sending Ma's body to you, since it was her wish that she be cremated in the compound of our ancestral home in GUJARAT. Sorry, I could not come along as all of my paid leave is consumed.

You will find inside the coffin, under Ma's body, 12 cans of cheese, 10 packets of Toblerone chocolates and 8 packets of Badam. Please divide these among all of you.

On Ma's feet you will find a new pair of Reebok shoes (size 10) for Mohan.

There are also 2 pairs of shoes for Radha's and Lakshmi's sons. Hope the sizes are correct.

Ma is wearing 6 American T-Shirts. The large size is for Mohan. Just distribute the rest among yourselves. The 2 new Jeans that Ma is wearing are for the boys. The Swiss watch that Reema wanted is on Ma's left wrist.

Shanta masi, Ma is wearing the necklace, earrings and ring that you asked for. Please take them off her.

The 6 white cotton socks that Ma is wearing must be divided among my nephews. Please distribute all these fairly.


Smita Patel.

PS : And if anything more is required let me know soon as Father is also not feeling too well..

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