A little boy wanted Rs.50 very badly and prayed for weeks, But nothing happened.
Finally he decided to write God a letter requesting the Rs.50. When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to God, they decided to forward it to the Finance Minister as a joke.
The Finance Minister was so amused, that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy Rs.20.
The Finance Minister thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy, and he did not want to spoil the kid.
The little boy was delighted with Rs.20, and decided to write a thank you note to God, which read:
“Dear God: Thank you very much for sending the money. However, I noticed that you sent it through the Finance Minister, and those donkeys deducted Rs.30 in taxes”