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Email Joke




A Sardar 'handy-man' in the US is looking for some work in a residential neighbourhood.

This morning, he starts by knocking on the front door of the nearest house. As luck would have it, a Sharma ji lives here.

Asked if he had any odd jobs for him to do, Sharma ji, the owner, says, in his thick Indian accent: "Yes, you can paint my porch. But how much will you charge?"

The Sardar responds, "How about $50?"

The owner says "That is bhery good. There is a can of brown paint and the brushes are in the garage."

“Sure you want it painted?” asks the Sardar.

“At 50 bucks, yes, of course I bhant it painted,” says Sharma ji.

“Sure you want it painted brown?”

“The paint is just sitting there. I bhant to use it before it driej up,” says Sharma ji.

“You are sure …?” asks the Sardar again.

“Hey, it’s my porch. Just do bhat I tell you,” says Sharma ji, as he rolls his eyes.

The owner's wife, inside the house, overhearing the conversation, asks her husband, "Does he know that the porch goes all around the hauj? That's a whole day job!"

The man replies, "He should; he was standing on it. Do you think he is dumb?"

"No, I don't think so. I guess I am just influence by doj Sardar jokes my stupid brother from Haryana alwaij e-mailing me", she mutters.

A short time later, the Sardar comes to the door and asks for the $50.

"You pheenish already?" the husband asks.

"Yes," he replies, "and there was paint left over, so I gave it two coats."

Impressed, the owner reaches into his pocket for the money and hands it to him.

"And, by the way," the Sardar adds, as he walks away, "it's not a Porsche, it's a BMW ... !"


June 21, 2013

Conversation about this article

1: Sukhman Singh Anand (New Delhi, India), June 22, 2013, 3:22 PM.

I would like to caption this joke: Mind your language and language your mind. Good one.

2: Jahaan Kaur (New Delhi, India), June 22, 2013, 4:04 PM.

This joke brilliantly shows how every 'Sardar ji joke' exposes the ugly underbelly of India and desi Indians -- their ignorance, their crudeness, their total lack of class, their boorishness ... Thank you for this perfect joke.

3: Harcharan Singh (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), June 23, 2013, 9:43 AM.

I love the twist that has been added to this age-old joke. It has made the rounds in different communities as a racist joke, picking on the 'victim of the hour'. Recently, I received an e-mail from India with a Sardar version. Thank you for slapping it back on the face of the racist desi. The joke in India, after all, no matter where you go, what you look at, is on the Indian desi! Not only does he speak and behave perennially like an idiot, he is also the ever-obliging loser -- a la "Sharma ji".

4: Baldev Singh (Bradford, United Kingdom), June 23, 2013, 7:22 PM.

Good one!

5: Raj (Canada), June 24, 2013, 10:19 PM.

I know tons of shiv-ling jokes, but they won't be right for this site.

6: Gursharan Singh  (Kuala Lumpur Malaysia), July 27, 2013, 11:16 PM.

The Sardar is not stupid after all!

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