|Subedar Santa and Subedar Imamuddin were in the same regiment in the British Indian Army, they were inseparable friends and spent their evenings drinking together.|
The partition separated them as Subedar Imamuddin was absorbed in the Pakistan Army. To keep his friend`s memory alive Subedar Santa always filled two glasses with rum and water and sipped from each alternately! When somebody asked him why he did so, he explained:
"This glass is Imamuddin`s; this one is mine. So I take a sip from each- One on behalf of Imamuddin, the other for myself."
Suddenly one evening Santa was seen with only one glass on his table. He was asked what happened.
He replied, "You see, I have given up drinking but Imamuddin has not. So I have put away my glass and drink only on behalf of my friend."
|Santa boarded a crowded bus with a bagful of purchases. There was no vacant seat. As the old bus rattled and swayed, he supported himself precariously, holding the bag in one hand, the other hand holding the bar provided near the cieling.|
"Ticket...ticket.....ticket," the conductor made several rounds past Santa. His wallet in his hip pocket and both hands engaged, Banta did not know what to do.
"Ticket, sir," the conductor asked again.
Santa thrust the bag into conductors hand and stuggled to take his wallet out, when the conductor protested: "I cannot be carrying passenger s baggage like this- I am the conductor."
"Okay, then give me the bag, and here, will you please hold the bar," replied Banta.
|Santa and Banta decide to go picnicking one day. When they get there, they realize they`ve forgotten the whisky.|
Banta says he go and get it if he promises not to eat the chicken till he gets back.
Now, Santa waits and waits till a whole day goes by, when Santa says to himself: Come on, I`m hungry. He is not going to come back so let me eat the chicken anyway.
Suddenly Banta pops up from behind a tree and says: If you do that, I won`t go !
|Santa and his friend are watching a film in a theatre. Just before the interval they see a man standing on the rooftop looking down.|
During the break the friend says to Santa: I bet the man will jump and break his bones.
Santa says: No, I am sure he would not
So they decide that whoever looses treats the other to a drink after the film. Santa loses.
When they are having the drink, the friend says: I must confess that the bet was not fair. I was seeing the film for the second time so I knew what was going to happen.
Santa replies: Same here, but I was sure the fool would not jump again.