I am shaking with fear and my knees are knocking so badly that I have to find a place to sit down before taking the call.
Me: Hello sir!
Devil: Ah! Finally you have picked up my call. I was about to send one of my deadly reapers to put some sense into you.
Devil: Oh there you go again? Are you even half as intelligent as other humans in this world?
Me: No sir.
Devil: Hmm… I thought so. Hence, my preference of you over others as my Universal Prophet (UP). As my UP I demand that you leave your lowly life (you call that life?) and go to the Himalayas.
Me: (with trepidation) why sir?
Devil: You damn fool! You have to do a 40 day penance and fasting on top of Mt. Kailash. This is a necessary protocol for all prophets. You need to complete the penance to be confirmed as my UP.
Me: Errr… that place is really cold. Last time I was near there, in Srinagar, I got fever with the terrible chill and below freezing temperatures.
Devil: Ha ha ha ha (really evil laugh). You don’t know the first thing about penances. Last time you had it easy. This penance has to be taken without any clothes on you, no water and no food. For forty continuous days. So when are you going?
Me: Oh bother, my boss is looking over my shoulder. I got to go….
Call disconnected and switched off.
But of course, the devil does not bother about technology or the rules thereafter. My phone still rings continuously .