Sardar Singh’s wife was expecting and the baby was due any day.
Sardar was very confident it would be a boy and was looking forward to the delivery day.
As fate would have it, he was transferred to another city and had to leave immediately.
Before going, he asked his father-in-law to send a telegram confirming the birth of his son.
But in order to avoid giving a party to his office colleagues, he asked his father-in-law to write “the clock has arrived” and he will understand that the son has been born.
D-day arrived. His wife delivered a cute little baby girl.
Now Sardar’s father-in-law didn’t know what to do. If he writes “the clock has arrived”, Sardar will think he has a son.
If he writes “the clock has not arrived”, Sardar will get worried that something serious has happened. But being a very intelligent person, he finds a solution and sends the telegram.
Sardar received the telegram, opened it eagerly and reads, “The clock has arrived, but the pendulum is missing.”
Credit to Fatima