Jarnail Sab di Manj

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जरनैल साब दी मंझ 

When a जरनैल साब (from Haryana) took over command of a Division of army, a pair of buffaloes also moved in and were accommodated in the backyard of flag-staff house. One fine morning , one of the buffaloes sneaked past the VIP Bungalow and barged-in to the premises of a nearby Sikh paltan/unit. Before anyone could notice, the buffalo had ravaged the Unit’s Kitchen garden. 

Sepoy Jarnail Singh (who tended k/garden) when returned after tea break, was enraged at the sight of a buffalo eating the garden he tended so carefully. He quietly caught the bovine, gave her some thrashing  and deposited her in the Cantonment’s Cattle pound. 

After a lot of halla gulla in Flag staff house staff, by evening the buffalo was traced and brought back to her VIP abode. Discreet inquiry revealed that some one from Sikh Paltan had deposited the animal in the pool, hence Bn Commander was informed. 

Sepoy Jarnail Singh confessed his to his deed and was marched up to the CO. When CO confronted him in chaste Punjabi “ ओये तैनू पता नई सी, ओ जरनल साब दी  मझ (buffalo) सी ! Jarnail Singh’s innocent reply was :- साब जी,मंझ दे अग्गे कोई ✡ स्टार प्लेट ते लग्गी नहीं होई सी जो मैनू पता चलदा की जरनैल साब दी है जी... 

Reply reached the general and amused him so much that he desired to see him. Only after lot of coaxing Jarnail Singh repeated that sentence before the general, " साब जी,मंझ दे अग्गे कोई ✡ स्टार प्लेट ते लग्गी नहीं होई सी जो मैनू पता चलदा की तुहाडी है जी..."
                …and in turn, came back loaded with 4 bottles of rum.

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