When the chaos starts to run deep in the brains, one needs to unwind and take a step towards something that untangles the knots. Here is what it is!
Tired of Office Politics running deep in your organisation?
Need some time out from work stress?
How about stepping out of the surreal world of work piles and deadlines for a while and take a deep breath of laughter in the jokey world of office politics?
Two guys, Mahesh and Suresh, bored of work, decide to talk about politics during office hours and each tries to be more in the know than the other.
Political information equipped Mahesh starts.
He asks, “What’s feudalism all about? “Simple,” says Suresh, “Raise two hens and Mr. landlord takes some of the eggs.” Mahesh nods approval.
“How about ‘pure’ socialism?” Mahesh asks again. “The government confiscates the hens and puts them in a shelter with all the neighbours’ hens. Then you care for all of them and the government gives you all you need,” replies Suresh. “Political” jokes Mahesh and Suresh seem in agreement.
“Now, your turn,” says Suresh to Mahesh.
“Umm..what’s bureaucratic socialism?” asks Suresh.
Mahesh smiles and says, “Government thinks cow farmers should raise up hens and hen farmers should raise up cows. Then, they all get imprisoned because the cows start crowing and laying eggs and the hens start mooing and giving milk.”
Suresh’s eyes widen in wonder. “Okay,” he said, “that’s a tolerable answer. How about Fascism?”
Mahesh quickly answers, “Government takes both your hens, hires you to raise them, and then sells you the eggs.” Unable to contain their hilarity the two political jokers break out in laughter and decides to talk about communism.
“And what is ‘pure’ communism?” asks Suresh.
“Okay,” Mahesh starts, excited, “you have two malnourished hens which you and your thousands of neighbours raise, and then all of you share in the eggs.”
Suresh thinks of a more specific question. “What’s Russian communism?”
Mahesh rubs his hands and licks his lips. “You have two hens you’re raising and the government takes all the eggs.” Suresh follows with another. “What’s Cambodian communism?” Mahesh’s eyes widen and says, “You raise two hens which the government takes and then shoots you on the head.”
More laughter from the amused political jokers.
Suresh then shoots another question. “What’s a dictatorship?” he asks.
Mahesh says, “Government takes your two hens and drafts you in the military to be sitting ducks to the enemy!” Laughter again from both political jokers. “Now, how about American democracy?” Suresh asks. Mahesh answers, “Government makes other countries raise two hens, gets all the eggs for Americans, and then pats the heads of the good ‘allies’ who raised the eggs.”
Suddenly, the Big Boss Mr. Chaddha joins the conversation and asks both the office political jokers, “How about explaining to me what surrealism is?”
Mahesh and Suresh look at each other and then Mahesh ventures a haphazardly thought of reply. He says, with a quivering voice, “Er, uh, we raise up two monkeys…”
“…and the boss hires the two monkeys and fires you both!” the big boss cuts him short.
If you still haven’t got what you read, please get back to work. Your boss is on the round!