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Engineer Asks For Leave Saying He Was A Mahabharat Character, Gets Epic Reply From Boss

Engineer Asks For Leave Saying He Was A Mahabharat Character, Gets Epic Reply From Boss

We all have made up some ridiculous excuse to not show up at work or get out early from the office. 

From saying our neighbour’s dog is sick to saying there’s no water at home since last night, we have done it all. 

However, there are some people who probably use 100% of their brains and come up with beyond bizarre reasons to not work that they literally make headlines.

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We are talking about a government engineer from Madhya Pradesh who had the silliest and the most interesting excuse anybody has ever heard. 

He claimed that he had recently recollected the events of his past life, in which he learned that he was a Mahabharata character, and wanted Sundays off to read more about his previous birth. 

Mahabharat Character © Star India

The deputy engineer for MGNREGA projects in Agar Malwa district's Susner in MP sought leaves to follow the Bhagavad Gita path. 

He wrote to the panchayat CEO in a Whatsapp message, “I want to study the Gita in order to know more about my past life. I will also go door-to-door to beg alms in order to erase my ego. As it is a matter of my soul, I request to be given Sundays off.”

Though his request was not only turned down but Parag Panthi, the Janpad Panchayat’s CEO, said he will have to show up to the office on Sundays too and work hard to erase his ego. pic.twitter.com/IvRE2Swe4j

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He also claimed that his colleagues were also with him in the past as Nakul and Shakuni. 

“I dreamt that Asaduddin Owaisi (AIMIM chief) was my sakha (friend) Nakul and Mohan Bhagwat (RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat) was also there as Shakuni Mama,” he said.

Manoj Bajpayee © Prime Video

However, his boss was wiser and wittier. 

He not only rejected his leave application but gave a fitting and savage response. The CEO of Parag Panthi suggested that if he wanted to let go of his ego, he should work every Sunday rather than spending it as he wishes. 

He replied, “Dear deputy engineer, you want to erase your ego, it is a matter of great happiness. To this end, our cooperation can help you achieve your goal. A person is often egotistical and thinks that he can spend his Sundays at will. Destroying this ego from its roots is indispensable for your progress. Therefore, keeping in view your desire for spiritual progress, you are ordered to work every Sunday by being present in the office, so that your ego of celebrating Sunday as a holiday can be destroyed,”.

Ranbir kapoor in Rocket Singh © Yash Raj Films

We didn’t see that coming!

This was the most fitting response he could have gotten for his silly leave request. His boss turned the tables quite smoothly and swiftly and he totally won.