Going Cheap

Santa Singh, who had recently arrived in the US, wanted to earn some money. He decided to become a 'handy-man' and started looking for some work in an up market locality nearby. He noticed that a beautiful bungalow belonged to an Indian family. He went there and asked the owner, if he had any odd jobs for him to do.
"Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?" the owner asked.
Santa responded, "How about $ 20?"
The owner said "Fine, there's a can of brown paint and brushes in the garage."
The owner's wife, inside the house, overhearing the conversation asked her husband, "Does he realize that the porch goes all around the house? That's a whole day's job."
The man replied, "He should; he was standing on it. Plus, he's an enterprising Sardar. Do you think he's dumb?"
"No, I don't think so. I guess I'm just influenced by those stupid Sardar e-mail jokes we keep re ceiving."
A short time later, Santa came to the door and asked for $ 20.
"You've finished already?" the husband asked.
"Yes," he replied, "and there was paint left over, so I gave it two coats."
Impressed, the man reached into his pocket for the money and handed it to him.
"And by the way," Santa Singh added, "it's not a Porch, it's a BMW