I’m shocked by the number of times I’ve heard women choosing ‘sense of humour’ as the top quality they’d want in the man of their dreams, over qualities that seem fairly obvious – beautiful face, beautiful body, not Chetan Bhagat, and so on. I say ‘shocked’, because from first-hand experience, I can assure you, they are lying.
I caught on earlier in the day, that ‘love at first sight’ happens only if you look like Hrithik Roshan, or if you are standing really, really far away from the girl and if, well, the girl likes falling in love with people who are standing really, really far away. Unfortunately, I don’t look like Hrithik, and even more unfortunately, I’m usually visible from really, really far away too, so I realized that ‘love at first sight’s’ not going to work for me. That’s when I decided to entice women using my superpower of ‘Knock knock’ jokes.
But that was in vain too. I spent an entire childhood trying to make girls laugh at my jokes but failed miserably… because, let’s face it, the joke kind-of dies at ‘Knock Knock?’ ‘Get lost, loser!’. But I didn’t give up. I had to try and get girls to relate ‘funny’ with my personality, and not just my looks. So I’d prepare jokes at home, memorize them in my superhero brain, and then, during an ongoing conversation with a hot girl, try and intelligently, shrewdly and carefully take the conversation in the direction of the topic I had a joke prepared on. Something like this:
Me: Hey, hot girl.
Hot girl: *Puke*
Me: Oh, speaking of which, did you hear this joke about racism, religion, chauvinism, ugly people and anything else that would be sure to offend you in general?
Hot girl: *Complains to teacher*
It took me more failures than Uday Chopra to understand that being called ‘funny’ by a girl, is No 4 on the list of things girls call guys they will never sleep with, after ‘Bhaiyya’, ‘Nice person’ and ‘Engineer’ (All of which I soon ended up becoming TOGETHER, by the way). Here’s a fact: I was reading a magazine’s ‘Most Desirable Men’ list (I had bought the magazine because of the bikini girl on its cover and NOT because of this list, I swear)… and guess what I found on it? Names of allll 5-6 and above-pack guys. Guess who I DIDN’T find on it? Johnny Lever. VJ Jose. Archana Puran Singh. ME.
Seriously, even if you take the most not good looking guys who have something else going for them (good body, good relatives, good profession) and compare them with the funniest guys with similar perks, the results are obvious:
Abhishek Bachchan – Not funny. Is married to AISHWARYA RAI.
Govinda – Very funny. Not married to Aishwarya Rai.
Harman Baweja – Not funny. Dated PRIYANKA CHOPRA.
Navjot Singh Siddhu – Very funny. Came close to dating Shekhar Suman.
Emraan Hashmi – Not funny. Kissed MANY HOT GIRLS.
Ritesh Deshmukh – Very funny. Was offered Dostana.
And that’s the truth of the matter, people. Let’s not lie to the world and admit it once and for all – Funny guys in males are the equivalent of bhartiya naris in females. Everyone wants to marry them, but no one wants to have sex with them.
Note: This article first appeared on MTVIndia.com on December 21, 2010
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