The Wittiest Takes On Petrol Price Hike
The skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel in India have led to a flurry of jokes on Twitter. As with any trending topic, memes and jokes on the petrol price hike have flooded the micro blogging website, leaving many amused. Among the many sharing these jokes is none other than business tycoon Anand Mahindra, who reached inside his “WhatsApp Wonderbox” for this zinger.
About 20 hours ago, Mr Mahindra shared a hilarious image that appears to be edited to show a road sign comparing the price of petrol to the price of a chilled beer.
“One of the hallmarks of a thriving democracy is a robust sense of humour in the public. Judging by the jokes going around on the fuel hikes, we’re in good shape!” wrote Mr Mahindra while sharing the picture that has collected over 5,000 ‘likes’.
One of the hallmarks of a thriving democracy is a robust sense of humour in the public. Judging by the jokes going around on the fuel hikes, we’re in good shape! pic.twitter.com/U8zRr9S5Lo
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) May 24, 2018
He is not the only one to be tweeting about the fuel hike. Amul, known for its topical averts, also shared a witty take on the petrol hike.
— Amul.coop (@Amul_Coop) May 23, 2018
Here is how others are using humour to deal with the surge in petrol prices:
Petrol pump guy: *points to the machine* “Zero dekh lo”
[ after 1 minute]
Me: *points to HDFC’s balance SMS* “Zero dekh lo”
— 🚨 (@pranavsapra) May 22, 2018
Petrol pump attendant: “Sir, please don’t use your cellphone. Aag lag sakti hai.”
Me: *looks at petrol’s price per litre on the machine*
Attendant: *looks at diesel’s price on the machine*
Me: *looks at the attendant*
Attendant: *looks back at me*
“Koi nahi sir, laga do aag”
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) May 22, 2018
I wish my salary was like petrol ⛽ Every morning I get up and find it has been raised 💃💃💃💃💃💃💃
— minna sood (@minnasood) May 25, 2018
Petrol prices will clear the DU cut off too, soon.
— InGenious (@Bees_Kut) May 21, 2018
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) May 22, 2018