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After pondering for a long time, Azad decided to make the call to the suicide prevention center,before taking the final step-There was nothing to lose anyway.

With gun in one hand and a suicide slip in the other, he dialed.

An electronic voice immediately came on line:

“Hi! Thank you for calling Self-Destruct Prevent Center.”

“ Press one if you plan to use poison, two for gun, three for knife, four for drowning…”

Amused at this, Azad pressed two.

“Press one if you are neurotic, two if psychotic, three if bi-polar, four if OCD……”

Slightly irritated, Azad continued by selecting an option.

“Press one if gay, two if bisexual, three if transvestite and four if none of above…”

So on it went till finally a human voice came online, “Good morning, sir, how may I hinder you?”

“You have hindered me sufficiently already… I am now toying with the idea of homicide!”

“Glad to have been of help, sir. Unfortunately, homicide is not our specialty, sir.”

                            

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