A Joke About Perspectives

Someone forwarded this unusual joke to me.

Dirty Laundry

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood.

The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbor hanging the wash outside.

"That laundry is not very clean," she said. "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, "Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder, who taught her this?"

The husband said, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.


ಭಾಶೇ said…
Though it is named as a joke, a very strong message is deep inside that.

We need to clean our view to see the better picture outside!

Good one!
Harimohan said…
Maybe the neighbours discovered a new super detergent. The jokes on the husband then. Was it dirty clothes or dirty panes. Or have the neighbours bought new clothes or a new washing machine? The mystery gets deeper.
Rajendra said…
Yes, ma'am, you are absolutely right.

Hari, I am reminded of a line recounted by Vinod Mehta in "Lucknow Boy" that says Nehru once pointed out to some foreigner who said he saw 5-6 points of view in something, that it was the Hindu way of viewing life and everything in life - I am paraphrasing Nehru here.

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