Three Construction workers are working on the 20th floor of a tall
building in Bombay. One is a *Malyali*, the second is a *Bengali* and the
third is a *Sardarji.*

Every day all the three meet in the lunch hall and have their lunch
together One fine day — the *Malyali* opened his lunch box and finds
idlis in the box.

He says " I am fed up of eating these idlis daily. If I find idlis
in the box tommorow, I will jump from the 20th floor and die".

Next the *Bengali* opens his lunch box and finds Fish in it and says "
If I find fish in my lunch box tommorow, I am going to jump from the
20th floor of this building and die "

Next the *Sardarji *opens his lunch box and finds Parathas in it and
says " Mother promise, if I find parathas in my box tommorow I am
also going to jump from the 20th floor"

Next day the three friends meet in the lunch room for lunch. *Malyali*
opens his lunch box and finds Idlis and promptly jumps from the 20th
floor and dies.

The *Bengali* opens his lunch box and finds fish in it and jumps from
the 20th floor and dies.

*Sardarji* opens his box and finds parathas and he also jumps from the
20th floor and dies.

In the combined funeral held for all the three friends by their
colleagues, the *Malyali’s* widow says " I did not know he hated idlis so
much. If not I would have packed something else for his lunch "

The *Bengali’s* widow says " I did not know he hated fish so much. If
not I would have packed something else for his lunch"

The *sardarji’s* widow says " I do not understand what went wrong. My
husband always prepared his own lunch….!!!