An Interview

An Interview

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One day a journalist was sent by the editor of his newspaper asking him to bring an interview of a person today, whose interview has never been printed in any newspaper before. The journalist set out in search of a person of the category as stipulated by the editor, being a little disturbed and surprised.

After wandering for about one-and-a-half to two hours, his eyes spotted a person who was grazing goats in a meadow, which removed the anxiety on his face in an instant. He took out the pen and paper and reaching the person said- "Brother, you have to be interviewed."


"Sir, I will not give you an interview because I have a job of my choice and I do not want to do any other job than this." The man who was grazing the goats said in response.

"Hey brother, I don't want to interview you to give you a job. I want to interview you to print in my newspaper."

"Then I will definitely give you an interview. Tell me whether my photo will be printed too?"

"Yes, your photo, as well as that of your goats too, will get printed.”

"Sir, you just print my photo as well as of my two male goats. This will increase the price of my male goats. Don’t print photos of female goats as no one will buy them nor do I have to sell them."

"If so, I will also ask questions about you and your two male goats in the interview. Well, now I am starting the interview. First of all, tell me your name and that of your village."

"Sir, my name is Ramlal and I am from the nearby village of Ratan Garh."

"Ramlal, how long have you been trading on this goat?"

"Sir, this is our ancestral business which I do from childhood. Sir, now ask me about my two male goats grazing under that peepal tree."

"Okay. Tell me how do you take care of your goats?"

 “About which goat should I tell you first, Sir- the black one or the white one? "

"You tell me about the white one first."

"Sir, I bring him for grazing in the morning and give him water to drink in the afternoon, then graze till evening and after giving them water to drink, take it and tie it in the barn"

"And what about the black one?"

"Sir, I also bring him to graze in the morning and give him water in the afternoon, then graze till evening and after drinking water, take it and tie it in the barn"

"Okay, now you tell me where these goats are tied in the barn and what arrangements you have made for their safety?"

"About which goat should I tell you first, Sir- about the black one or the white one?"

"You tell me about the white one first."

"Sir, the barn is next to my house and for its safety, I have built a wall of mud around the barn and put a wooden door in front."

"Now tell me about the barn for the black and the security arrangements."

"Sir, it is also next to my house and for its safety, I have built a mud wall around the barn and a wooden door in front. Both of them are in the same barn"

"Okay. Now tell me when your goats were born?"

“Of which goat should I tell the date of birth first, Sir - black one or the white one?"

"Okay, tell about the white one first."

"Sir, it was born on May 3, 2000."

"And what about the black one?"

"Sir, he was also born on May 3, 2000, in fact. They are twins."

"Hey man, when you take care of both of them alike, tie them both in the same barn and both have same security arrangements and both were born at the same time, then why are you making me ask different questions?”

"Sir, if different questions and answers are published about these two, then both will get more popularity and that will increase their price even more."

"You idiot, you are no less smart than my editor."

"Sir, did you say anything to me?"

"No. Now tell me how much would it have cost you to raise these two goats till now?"

"Of which goat should I tell you first Sir, black one or the white one?"

“Buddy, it would have been useful had I interviewed your goats instead of taking your interview."

"Sir, you can still do it, but don't interview the black goat, only the white one."

"Why?"

"The black one cannot speak beyond saying Me Me ."

"So does the white one speak everything like humans?"

"No sir, he too cannot speak beyond saying Me Me, but the black one will not be able to understand your questions either and will not be able to answer in yes or no even by nodding its head.

"So can the white one understand my questions and shake its head and answer 'yes' or 'no'?"

"He won't be able to do it, but he won't even run to kill you."

"What about the black one?"

"He won't even run to kill you, but ……."

"Now you stop your buts, remove your shoes and hit my head asking why did you come to interview me?"

"Of which leg should I remove my shoe?”

"Why, do both shoes belong to different companies?"

"Sir, my shoe of the right foot belongs to a company called Micro."

"And that of the left foot?"

"That too belongs to a company named Micro, but this shoe is fifty-five rupees."

"And that of the right foot?"

"It also costs fifty-five rupees, but it is of plastic."

"And that of the left foot?"

"It is also of plastic, but it is number nine."

"And that of the right foot?"

"It is also number nine, but I bought it eight months ago. Hey Sir, why are you running away? Ask me when did I buy the left shoe?”

 Amazing, the journalist ran away without completing the interview. ."


THE END


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