Puppy Singh was in his eighties, and was much admired for his sweetness and kindness to all.
One fine afternoon a young neighbour, Tommy Singh came over to pay a courtesy call on him early in the spring. Puppy Singh welcomed Tommy into his Living Room. He invited him to have a seat while he fixed a little tea.
As he sat facing his old pump organ, Tommy Singh noticed a cut crystal bowl sitting on top of it, filled with water. In the water floated, of all things, a condom. Imagine his shock and surprise. Imagine his curiosity!
Surely Puppy Singh had gone out of his mind or something. When Puppy returned with tea, they began to chat.
Tommy tried hard to hide his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him, and he could resist no longer.
"Puppy Singh ji," Tommy said, pointing to the bowl, "I wonder if you would tell me about this? I am so curious, please tell me ..."
"Oh, yes," Puppy Singh replied, "isn't it wonderful? I was walking in the market last year and I found this little package by the side of the road. The directions said to put it on the organ, keep it wet, and it would prevent disease. And you know what Tommy Singh Puttar? ...I haven't had a cold all winter. I suggest you try it too..."