Ek din, main Delhi pahuncha,

Station pe ek coolie se bahar jane ka rasta pooncha.

Coolie ne kaha: “Bahar jaake poocho.”

Maine khud hi rasta dhundh liya,

Bahar jaake taxiwale se pooncha:

“Bhai saab Lal Kile ka kitna loge?”

Jawab mila: “Bechna nahi hai.”

Taxi chhod, maine bus pakad li,

Conductor se pooncha: “Ji, kya mein cigarette pi sakta hoon?”

Wo gurrra kar bola: “Hargiz nahi, yaha cigarette pina mana hai.”

Maine kaha: “Par wo janab to pi rahe hai!”

Phir se gurrrraya: “Usne mujhse pooncha nahi hai.”

Lal Kile pahucha, hotel gaya.

Manager se kaha: “Mujhe room chahiye, satvi manzil pe.”

Manager ne kaha: “Rahane ke liye ya koodne ke liye?”

Room pahucha, waiter se kaha:

“Ek paani ka gilas milega?”

Usne jawab diya: “Nahi sahab, yahan to saare kanchke milte hain.”

Hotel se nikla, dost ke ghar jaane ke liye,

Raste me ek sahab se pooncha:

“Janab, ye sadak kaha ko jaati hai?”

Janab hans kar bole: “Peechle bees saal se dekh rahan hoon,

Yahi padi hai… kahin nahin jaati.”