The owner of the shop, who was amazed to see such a sophisticated lady in his shop, ran over immediately and asked if he could help her.
To his shock and utter delight, the lady lifted up her silk sari and pointed to her right inner thigh, very high up.
“Right here”, she said to the owner, “I would like you to tattoo a clay lamp, and underneath it I would like you to tattoo the word Diwali“.
Then the lady pointed to her left thigh, just as high up, and said, “On this side, I would like you to tattoo an evergreen tree with lights and tinsel and an angel on top. Underneath it I would like you to tattoo the word Christmas“.
The tattoo shop owner looked at her, somewhat puzzled.
“Wow, lady, I know it’s none of my business, but that is probably the most unusual request I have ever had. Why in the world do you want to do that?”
“Well”, the lady said, “I’m sick and tired of my husband always complaining that there’s never anything good to eat between Diwali and Christmas”.
The tattoo shop owner couldn’t help but smile, but he fulfilled the distinguished Indian lady’s request nevertheless.
I wonder if she ever received the satisfaction that she wanted…
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