Aplu Has No Bad Habbit
Once Taplu was waiting for a taxi.
Begger Aplu came along and asked him for some money. Taplu ignored him. But being a professional, Aplu kept on pestering him. Taplu became irritated when he realized that Aplu would not leave him alone unless he parts with some money.
Suddenly an idea struck him.He told Aplu, "I do not have money, but if you tell me what you want to do with the money, I will certainly help you."
"I would have bought a cup of tea", replied Aplu.
Taplu said, "Sorry man. I can offer you a cigarette instead of tea". He then took a pack of cigarettes from his pocket and offered one to Aplu.
Aplu told, "I don't smoke as it is injurious to health."
Taplu smiled and took a bottle of whisky from his pocket and told Aplu, "Here, take this bottle and enjoy the stuff. It is really good".
Aplu refused by saying, "Alcohol muddles the brain and damages the liver".
Taplu smiled again.
He told Aplu, "I am going to the race course.Come with me and I will arrange for some tickets and we will place bets. If we win, you take the whole amount and leave me alone".
As before, Aplu politely refused the latest offer by saying, "Sorry sir, I can't come with you as betting on horses is a bad habit."
Suddenly Taplu felt relieved and asked Aplu to come to his home with him. Finally, Aplu's face lit up in anticipation of receiving at least something from Taplu. But he still had his doubts and asked Taplu, "Why do you want me to go to your house with you".
Taplu replied, "My wife always wanted to see how the man with no bad habits looks like."