My Father is a Zero!!


Of all the things I inherited from my father, the most important one is self-deprecating humor. Almost 30 years back, he was a rich man then his business collapsed and he lost all his money and his hair too. Now he jokes, ” you know, your grandfather was a brilliant man. He knew that one day I would become an ’empty’ man that’s why he gave me the initial ‘M.T'”. Yes, my father’s initial is M.T . His favourite shirt brand is Zero!! Lol. Now you may wonder what are the other things I inherited from him, well, an old Videocon television and a teak-wood chair!!

But, the ‘self-mocking’ humor which I inherited from my father is the only quality in me that people who knows me appreciates and likes. If I have become a decently successful blogger, that’s only because of the humor I inherited from him. When my readers say my blog acts like a mood-lifter and when one reader called me, with overwhelming exaggeration, a “master of self-depreciating humor”, I couldn’t thank my father enough. No matter whatever I have done so far in my life, had I not inherited the ability to laugh at myself, my life would have been EMPTY.

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About Joshi Mukard (79 Articles)
The author is a wandering soul with no place to call his home town. He was born in Kerala, brought up in several parts of Tamil Nadu, and currently living in Bangalore, shifting his base across the city on a yearly basis with fellow (unfortunate) wanderers, his wife (Libena) and little daughter (Tanaya). Despite all these, the author is a happy soul with no complaints on anything. He wakes up in the morning and sleeps at night and in-between he ducks, stumbles and dances through this world.

10 Comments on My Father is a Zero!!

  1. Humour aimed at oneself is not just brilliant but a good psychological buffer too. Nice piece of writing.

  2. Laughing at yourself, it’s the best thing you can do. That way nobody else can do so…

  3. More than the humor projected in the post,I see the life behind it.And thanks to him,otherwise we would have not seen him as a humor blogger 🙂

  4. Good one 🙂

  5. Enjoyed reading this one too.

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