An upset Obama..!
I can imagine a very upset Obama when he faces the audience, is about to start his speech, looks around, then says, “Ahem, Ahem, where is the deputy inspector of police? Where is the deputy inspector?” And the chief minister, his deputy chief minister and other dignitaries stammer and fumble and mutter and finally the home minister says, “He is not coming Mr President!”
“He is not coming to hear me speak?” “No, Mr President!” “But I spent all of yesterday writing this speech, I read it out in the plane myself, used big words for the first time, and you are telling me…” “He is not going to attend Mr President!” “Then I refuse to speak!” “But you have to Mr President! The chief minister, his deputy, two union ministers, their deputies, and a hundred senior government officials are here to hear you speak!” “But I cannot see the deputy inspector!”
“But the commissioner of police is here!” “Who else is missing?” “Two constables!” “Two?” “Yes Mr President!” “A deputy inspector and two constables missing?” “Yes Mr President!” “Boo-hoo!” “What Mr President?” “The President is weeping,” says Michele Obama. “Boo-hoo!”
“He is very upset!” says Michele again. “We need to calm him down, where is the inspector and the two constables?” “At the police gymkhana!” “Come,” says Michele, “Let us go to the police gymkhana!”
And the president and chief minister, his deputy, two union ministers and hundreds of senior government officials, drive down to the police gymkhana and Obama happily embraces the two truants and gives his speech.
Much as the police officials would love to fantasize such a scenario, I have my doubts things will ever happen this way; so why, pray tell me, are these insignificant officials trying to make such a fuss and miss Obama’s function at the Taj?