Pope Benedict XVI has become the first Pope to step down in centuries. His reason for doing so is completely logical, however: he felt that age and infirmities no longer allowed him to serve in his high office, and that he should pass the reins to someone better suited to be the Pope.
If the Pope Himself can retire, we think we should take a long hard look at some other people in high office, and suggest that they retire as well, since they're clearly not able to perform their duties as well as when they started. Here's our list - can you improve on it?
Manmohan Singh: The reasons for MMS to retire are many - he is very old. His second term has been very hard. He's not going to be the 2014 PM candidate anyway. He can be silent in peace, once he's retired. The reasons for MMS not to retire are... well, if we knew that, we'd be God. He's got to follow Pope Benedict!
Sachin Tendulkar: He needs to retire from test cricket as a statement. Too many haters welcomed his ODI retirement, and are baying for his (Test) blood too. He should give them what they want, and walk into the sunset. And hit so many centuries in the Ranji Trophy that our idiot selectors will beg him to come back to an underperforming national side.
Rakhi Sawant: Rakhi Sawant was once India's foremost bimbo; her cleavage-heavy pictures and suggestive press statements filled our collective consciousness. But now her throne has been usurped by Poonam Pandey, Sherlyn Chopra, and even Sunny Leone, and we're ready to tie Rakhi a rakhi; India has friendzoned her. She should retire, and go into politics.
Kamal Haasan: Kamal is the king of playing multiple roles. He can rest assured that almost nobody else can play 10 roles in one movie. But one day he will discover Kristen Stewart, and realize that she can play the same role, with the same expression, in all the 100 movies she will undoubtedly make during her career. He will then self-destruct, so it’s probably better he retires now so he can’t ever meet Kristen.
Arnab Goswami: Unlike some others on this list, we are suggesting that Arnab retire so that he can go on to bigger and better things. He started off as a news anchor, but he gained superpowers along the way, and is now the foremost world authority on speech control. He should retire from being a news anchor and travel around the world making people talk less. And we all know that people who talk less, do more.
All the terrorists in India: For years, terrorists all across our country could maim and kill innocent people, secure in the knowledge that, even if they were caught, the worst that could happen to them would be life in jail, with biriyani available on demand. But Pranabda puts the Death in Death Row. If you’re a terrorist and the court says you should die, he will fast-track you to your fate. Might be a good time to stop killing and start running?
Anyone else you think should retire? Let us know in the comments section!
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