Monday, November 17, 2008

Mera Bharat Mahaan !



Had to share this with you all...


A roadside vendor at the Sonepur cattle fair (Bihar)charged two foreigners -hold your breath-- Rs.10,000 for 4 samosas! He claimed that they were full of healthy herbs. The gullible foreigners paid but they shared this piece of transaction with ---guess who?? A police officer! The good officer promptly walked upto the vendor and got the hapless consumers a refund of Rs.9,990.


All I can say.It happens only in India :-)

pic courtsey www.finestspice.com

14 comments:

Mampi said...

Oh my God,
thanks for sharing it.
But I am sure, they did get their fair share of herbs.
Now, tell this to the cows of the previous post too, hehe.

Sandhya said...

Good one. We see advertisement in all languages 'Athithi Devo Bhava'! Still this type of cheating goes on! Thank god, they took the help of the Policeman.

Reflections said...

Heeeeheeeee, seriously????? 10,000rupees for 4 samosas.....it really happened????? What duffers....the foreigners I mean??? Lucky they got their money back

Nancy is humming "It happens only in India" as she exits this page

D said...

Heard that.

It's insane, isn't it?

aneri_masi said...

hehe, what's the harm in trying, i say ;)

Sunshine said...

ROTFL!!!! Thats hilarious!!! Wt kind of foreigners don't bother to do any research before going to another country!!

"It happens only in India" - sooo truee!!

Now im going to hum that like Nancy all day long!! Lololol!!

Iya said...

LOL.. there are a few Indian keywords that will make these foreigners pay anything - Ayurrveda, organic, herbal, yoga, etc...

DeeplyDip said...

well wish i could hire this samosa walla! He def has some good selling skills :) and well i agree with reflections - "what kind of duffers....the foreigners I mean??" didn't they do any research before paying this amount? And if they did pay the money, they possibly saw the value in the product as well...good going the samosa wala...

my space said...

mampi :-)
@Sandhya..well cheating goes on everywhere!
@Reflections..Yeah I mean seriously how could they be so Duh??
@d..crazy!
@ aneri..exactly..try and try till u succeed :-)
@sunshine..crazy absolutely!
@iya..those are the magic words..they will really pay fr anything that s mystic!
dEeplydip...egjhactly! bahut kaam ka banda hain..as aneri sd no harm in trying mil gaye to sahi warna apna kya jaata hain..wish cld employ him!!

How do we know said...

Amazing!!! Sometimes, policemen can be good samaritans!

Balvinder Singh said...

Yeah, read this in TOI. Very enterprizing shopkeeper, i must say.

Yaar apkey samosey ki picture dekh kar toh muh mein paani a gaya.

Just call me 'A' said...

ha ha ha...most foreigner are wiser nowadays...but i guess there's always a bakra :)

hi...hopped over from D.

A

my space said...

@HDWK..sometimes yes!

@Balwinder..i love samosas too!

@ JCM A..Thanks for dropping by..bakre ka bhi bakra this was :-)

PARRY said...

Really funny. Full marks to the policeman though. It wasn't expected of him, if you know wat i mean.