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The Witty Shopkeeper



By Anushka Choudhary

Once upon a time there was a man named Jack. He wanted to start a car dealership business. Thus, he decided to open an office in a nearby marketplace. But as he did that, he was stopped by officials from the government. They told him that he could not open his office in this marketplace as the space is strictly reserved for selling groceries.

Hearing the officials’ words, Jack had to put a halt to his plans as he had no other option. But he did not give up. He made another plan. Soon, he started a biscuit shop. He came up with an offer that whoever buys biscuits worth ₹10 lakhs will get a free car!

This idea became very popular. Soon, lots of people began to crowd near his store. The government officials also noticed this. They came to search for Jack and ordered him to shut his shop immediately as he was selling cars.

To this, Jack replied, “Well…. as you see, I am selling biscuits and giving a car for free….that’s not wrong, is it?”

“Umm…. yeah…. legally that’s fine, so we can’t do anything about it,” said the government official.

“Oh very well, then please clear out now…..I have so many customers to cater to. Jack exclaimed happily!