Posted by Ranjan Gunawardana on 3/16/2007

One day Senaka invited his mother over to dinner. During the meal his mother couldn't help noticing how attractive and shapely the new housemaid was. She started to wonder if there was more between Senaka and the housemaid that met her eye.

About a week later, the housemaid came to Senaka and said "ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find the Polkatu handa. You don't suppose she took it, do you?"

Senaka said "well, I doubt it,but I'll write her a letter just to be sure." So he sat down and wrote.

Dear Amma,
I'm not saying that you took a Polkatu handa from my house, and I'm not saying you didn't take a handa, but the fact remains that one has been missing ever since you were here for dinner.
Senaka Putha.

Several days later, Senaka received a letter from his mother, which said,

Dear Putha,
I'm not saying that you do sleep with your housemaid, and I'm not saying that you do not sleep with your housemaid, but the fact remains that if she were sleeping in her own bed, she would have found the Polkatu handa under her pillow, by now.


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