Letter from Banta Singh of Punjab to Mr. Bill Gates of Microsoft
Subject: Problems with my new computer
Dear Mr. Bill Gates,
We have bought a computer for our home and we have found some problems, which I want to bring to your notice.
1. There is a button ‘start’ but there is no ‘stop’ button.
We request you to check this.
2. One doubt is whether any ‘re-scooter’ is available in system? I find only ‘re-cycle’, but I own a scooter at my home.
3. There is ‘Find’ button but it is not working properly. My wife lost the door key and we tried a lot trace the key with this ‘find’ button, but was unable to trace. Please rectify this problem.
4. My child learnt ‘Microsoft word’ now he wants to learn ‘Microsoft sentence’, so when you will provide that?
5. I bought computer, CPU, mouse and keyboard, but there is only one icon which shows ‘My Computer': when you will provide the remaining items?
6. It is surprising that windows say ‘MY Pictures’ but there is not even a single photo of mine. So when will you keep my photo in that.
7. There is ‘MICROSOFT OFFICE’ what about ‘MICROSOFT HOME’ since I use the PC at home only.
8. You provided ‘My Recent Documents’. When you will provide ‘My Past Documents’?
9. You provide ‘My Network Places’. For God sake please do not provide ‘My Secret Places’. I do not want to let my wife know where I go after my office hours.
Last but not least :
Sir, how is it that your name is Gates but you are selling WINDOWS?
What did the gangster’s son tell his dad when he failed his examination?
” Dad, they questioned me for 3 hours,
but I never told them anything !! “
What’s the difference between people
who pray in church and those who pray in casinos?
The ones in the casinos are serious.
When I was young I used to pray for a bike,
then I realized that God doesn’t work that way,
so I stole a bike and prayed for forgiveness.
A little boy went up to his father and asked :
” Dad, where did all of my intelligence come from ? “
His father replied :
” Well, son, you must have gotten it from your mother,
because I still have mine. “
John’s teacher sent a note home to his mother, saying :
“John seems to be a very bright boy,
but spends too much of his time thinking about girls. “
The mother wrote back the next day :
” If you find a solution, please advise.
I have the same problem with his father ! “
The phone bill was exceptionally high and the man of the house called a family meeting.
*Dad:* People this is unacceptable. You have to limit the use of the phone. I do not use this phone, I use the one at the office.
*Mom*: Same here, I hardly use this home telephone as I use my work telephone
*Son*: Me too, I never use the home phone. I always use my company mobile
*Maid*: So what is the problem? We all use our work telephones
PARENTS ARE PRECIOUS!!
This was narrated by an IAF pilot at
a Seminar recently on Human Relations :
Venkatesh Balasubramaniam (who works for IIT) describes how his gesture of booking an air ticket for his father, his maiden
flight, brought forth a rush of emotions and made him (Venkatesh) realize that how much we all take for granted when it comes to our
My parents left for our native place on Thursday and we went to the airport to see them off. In fact, my father had never
traveled by air before, so I just took this opportunity to make him experience the same. In spite of being asked to book tickets by train, I got them tickets on Jet Airways. The moment I handed over the tickets
to him, he was surprised to see that I had booked them by air. The excitement was very apparent on his face, waiting for the time of
travel. Just like a school boy, he was preparing himself on that day and we all went to the airport, right from using the trolley for his luggage, the baggage check-in and asking for a window seat and waiting
restlessly for the security check-in to happen. He was thoroughly enjoying himself and I, too, was overcome with joy watching him
experience all these things.
As they were about to go in for the security check-in, he walked up to me with tears in his eyes and thanked me. He became very emotional and it was not as if I had done something great but the fact that this meant a great deal to him. When he said thanks, I told him there was no need to thank me. But later, thinking about the entire incident, I looked back at my life. As a child, how many dreams our parents have made come true. Without understanding the financial situation, we ask for cricket bats, dresses, toys, outings, etc. Irrespective of their affordability, they have catered to all our needs. Did we ever think about the sacrifices they had to make to accommodate many of our wishes? Did we ever say thanks for all that they have done for us? Same way, today when it comes to our children, we always think that we should put them in a good school. Regardless of the amount of donation, we will ensure that we will have t give the child the best, theme parks, toys, etc. But we tend to forget that our parents have sacrificed a lot for our sake to see us happy, so it is our responsibility to ensure that their dreams are realized and what they failed to see when they were young. It is our responsibility to ensure that they experience all those and their life is complete.
Many times, when my parents had asked me some questions, I have actually answered back without patience. When my daughter asks me something, I have been very polite in answering. Now I realize how they would have felt at those moments. Let us realize that old age is a second childhood and
just as we take care of our children, the same attention and same care needs to be given to our parents and elders. Rather than my dad saying thank you to me, I woul want to say sorry for making him wait so long for this small dream. I do realize how much he has sacrificed for my sake and I will do my best to give the best possible attention to all their wishes.
Just because they are old does not mean that they will have to give up everything and keep sacrificing for their grandchildren also. They have wishes, too.
Take care of your parents. THEY ARE PRECIOUS.
– KEEP THIS MESSAGE GOING BY SENDING IT TO YOUR FRIENDS
It was my First B’Day outside my Mother Nation.
Hope that is the reason why I was not able to enjoy the day…
I had loads of work on that day, which was too tiring and tougher time in managing @ that time.
I was not able to talk freely to my Beloved ones on this days, I just attended the calls and informed them that I am busy and I was not able to find time for them…..
Work, Work, Work…. is the cause…. I just wanna forget that day… :(.
I would like to take this opportunity to say sorry to the beloved ones, who called me for wishing. Forgive me, let me make sure that this doesnt happen again.