Cock and Bull(y) story

January 11, 2007

by Mohan

Warning: Do not imitate or enact the situation in the below article.

Ramanna who lived in a village just a stone throw away from the highway. He was not a very well to do person. He struggled to have two square meals a day. He had married off his daughter to the next village honcho with great pomp and 2000 rupees debt that he was finding difficult to pay back.

The sky came down on his head when the news reached that his daughter and son-in-law were coming to his house for the first visit. This demanded a great feast of a rooster. A good rooster cost him anywhere between 400 to 600 rupees. He had a rooster with him, which used to win him 5 or 10 rupees in village shanties. But he didn’t want to kill the only source of his income.

Over his package of 4 rupees local toddy, while he was grieving about killing the rooster, his neighbor Rajanna gave him a wonderful plan of action, where Ramanna could have the cock and eat it too!

Clad in his dhoti and the screaming rooster between his legs, he waited at the National highway and promptly at dusk when he saw the streaming white imported car, he just let his rooster with a shove, on the oncoming vehicle. The meeting of the front wheel and the rooster’s head was simultaneous.

As usually, the neighbours gathered and threw tantrums. The occupants of the car who where more bothered about time lost agreed to pay the 500 rupees token for the rooster. The car was off, the dead rooster was used for the feast and the smiling Ramana bought a new rooster.

Tail piece: Before we conclude that killing is fun or it’s just a very good story, this has actually happened to tourists on NH4 on several occasions. So this is the modern way of having the cake and eating it too.

7 Responses to “Cock and Bull(y) story”


  1. Idea patented by Sri MOHAN.. Do you travel very often in NH$ Mohanji ?

  2. prashanth m Says:

    Short cut to earn money along with the feast!!

  3. TSSM Says:

    Ramanna must be singing:

    ‘ naanu ko’Leeke’ ranga’

  4. some body Says:

    i think tp should demand royalty from both mohan and rk (“aidin’ n abettin'” – for those who have not heard this phrase, i recommend “my cousin vinny”).

    – s.b.

  5. some body Says:

    “The meeting of the front wheel and the rooster’s head was simultaneous.”

    something tells me that there is no way it could have been otherwise, i.e., not simultaneous!🙂

    – s.b.

  6. travel plaza Says:

    Thanks s.b. The thought struck me too:) Mohan, if you are not familiar with what we are talking about, please read the entry in my blog about our trip to Tirupati. It was scary and definitely not fun!

  7. M O H A N Says:

    Veena -Where do i have time to do such things, my friend onway to chittor – friends mariage had this encounter.

    Somebody , travel plaza- Yes, i checked the link seems like a human sheild was involved there!!!. But believe me this is a true happening and nothing to do with plagarisum

    TSSM – Yes the rooster and TP’s kolike ranga or kakathaliya.


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