Monday, February 4, 2008

Parsee joke. a little long

A popular parsee - Jamshedji Dinshawji Ardeshir. Like every other Parsi, Jamshedji 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, Jamshedji, how about Tom Cruise?'
'Sure, yes, Tom and I are old friends, and I can prove it.'
So Jamshedji Dinshawji Ardesir and his boss fly out to Hollywood and knock on Tom Cruise's door.
Sure enough, Tom Cruise shouts, 'Jamshedji Bawa! Great to see you! You and your friend come right in
and join me for lunch!' Although impressed, Jamshedji's boss is still skeptical.
After they leave Cruise's house, he tells Jamshedji Dinshawji Ardeshir that he thinks Jamshedji's knowing
Cruise was just lucky.
'No, no, just name anyone else,' Jamshedji says.
'President Bush,' his boss quickly retorts.
'Yes,' Jamshedji Dinshawji Ardeshir says, 'I know him, let's fly out to Washington.'
And off they go. At the White House, Bush spots Jamshedji Dinshawji Ardeshir on the tour and motions him
and his boss over, saying, 'Jamshedji Bawaji... WHAT A SURPRISE!! I was just on my way to a meeting,
but you and your friend come on in and let's have a cup of coffee first and catch up.'
Well, the boss is much shaken by now, but still not totally convinced.
After they leave the White House grounds, he expresses his doubts to Jamshedji who again implores him
to name anyone else.
'THE POPE,' his boss replies.
'Sure!' says Jamshedji 'I have a lot of friends in Rome, and I've known the Pope since he was elected.'
So off they fly to Rome.
Jamshedji and his boss are assembled with the masses in Vatican Square when Jamshedji 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
Jamshedji Dinshawji Ardeshir emerges with the Pope on the balcony.
But by the time Jamshedji returns, he finds that his boss has had a heart attack and is surrounded by
paramedics. Working his way to his boss' side, Jamshedji Dinshawji Ardeshir 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 Jamshedji'" ?
Moral of the story -
Don't ever under-estimate a Parsi again !!!

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