Mumbai. Readers’ Digest magazine conducted an experiment and found that Mumbai was the second most honest city in the world. Now it has come to light that Sharad Pawar, one of the well known residents of the city residing at Malabar Hill, was not in the city when this experiment was conducted.
This has led to people finding a relationship between the two events.
“Thank god he was not here, else we would have ended at the bottom of the list,” claimed Sanjay Raut, a Shiv Sena leader, “My sources say he was holidaying in New York and that’s why that city fared poorly than Mumbai.”
Raut then went on to attack Shah Rukh Khan, claiming that Mumbai would also fare better at pollution levels if the smoking Khan left the city, however, we requested him to stick to Sharad Pawar.
On the other hand, Sharad Pawar has claimed that Mumbai missed being on the top of the list because he was not in the city. His claim was backed by Congress ahead of the next general elections.
“The average honesty would have shot up if I were in the city. I will try to be there when next experiment takes place and collect all the wallets,” Pawar told Faking News.
The experiment, which involved dropping 12 wallets containing 3000 bucks at various locations, saw an average Mumbaikar returning 9 out of those 12 wallets.
While the optimists hailed the spirit of Mumbai for this honesty, the pessimists had different ideas.
“Those 9 must have mistaken the wallets as some strategically placed bombs on roads and informed the police,” claimed one person with no Mumbai spirit.
“Or maybe they thought 3000 rupees were nothing as it couldn’t have helped them buy even some onions,” he added.
While the pessimist views were rejected by most commentators, some found merit in them.
“It’s clear that Inflation is giving rise to honesty. That’s why our government fares better on social indicators,” claimed an expert.
“The 3 who didn’t return the wallets must have been outsiders,” claimed MNS chief Raj Thackeray.
Meanwhile residents of Delhi are planning to protest outside the office of Readers’ Digest magazine for not including Delhi in the experiment.
“They should conduct the experiment when Parliament is not in process, and put at least 15000 rupees in the wallet,” demanded Robert, a Delhi resident.