The owner, amazed at seeing such a sophisticated lady in his shop, runs over immediately and asks if he could help her.
To his shock and utter delight, she lifts up her silk sari and points to her right inner thigh – very high up. ‘Right here,’ she says, ‘I want you to tattoo a clay lamp and underneath it I want the word Diwali.’
Then she points to her left thigh just as high up and says, ‘On this side, I want you to tattoo an evergreen tree with lights and tinsel and an angel on top and underneath it I want the word Christmas.’
The owner looks at her. ‘Ooh, lady, it’s none of my business, but that is probably the most unusual request I’ve ever heard. Why in the world do you want to do that?
‘Well,’ the lady said, ‘I’m sick and tired of my husband always complaining that there’s never anything good to enjoy between Diwali and Christmas.