Iâ€™ll give 10 rand to the child who can tell me who was the most famous man who ever lived.â€
An Irish boy put his hand up and said, â€œIt was St. Patrick.â€
The teacher said, â€œSorry Paddy, thatâ€™s not correct.â€
Then a Scottish boy put his hand up and said, â€œIt was St. Andrew.â€
The teacher replied, â€œIâ€™m sorry, Hamish, thatâ€™s not right either.â€
A Jewish boy put his hand up. “David,â€ he said.
The Buddhist boy said â€œGautama Buddhaâ€ and the Muslim boy said â€œMohammedâ€.
They were all unsuccessful.
Finally, a Hindi boy raised his hand and said, â€œIt was Jesus Christ.â€
The teacher said, â€œThatâ€™s absolutely right, Jignesh, come up here and Iâ€™ll give you the 10 rand that I promised.â€
As the teacher was giving Jignesh his money, she said, â€œYou know Jignesh, since youâ€™re a Hindu Gujarati; I was very surprised you said Jesus Christ.â€
Jignesh replied, â€œYes. In my heart I knew it was Krishna, but business is business!”
PS: I despise racism but also think that it becomes too damn serious. Make fun of everything. Make fun with stereotypes. Make fun of cultures. Make fun of ourselves. Laughter dilutes hatred and innuendos.