A Sardar walked into a household appliances store. The owner was busy tallying his accounts and his eyes were glued to his ledgers. The Sardar asked the owner, "I want that VCR."
Without taking his eyes off the ledger, the owner replied, "No, Sardar, that is not for you."
Our Sardar felt insulted. He thought that the shop keeper was biased against Sardars. Next day he arrived at the shop clean shaven and without his headgear. He asked for the same VCR. The owner who was again busy tallying his accounts replied without raising his head, "No, Sardar, that is not for you".
The Sardar was perplexed. How could the shop keeper guess correctly that he was a Sardar? So the next day, the Sardar went to the same shop disguised as a woman, in churidar and pyjama, head covered with dupatta and asked the same VCR. The shopkeeper again replied without raising his head, "No, Sardar, that is not for you".
Puzzled the Sardar asked the shop keeper how he guessed that he was a Sardar without raising his head. "Very simple", said the shopkeeper, "That is not a VCR. That is a Washing machine!".