Finding him drinking coffee alone, Hawking pulled his wheelchair next to Einstein.
Hawing (yawning): Boy, was it a long time-consuming space-travel?
Einstein: Oh, no, that space-time conundrum, again? So, how you’re so wrong about “once entered, nothing could come out of a black hole-” theory, challenged later?
Hawking: Theories emerge, theories fall. At least, I accepted the new development. But, you were never comfortable with the uncertainty principle inherent in later years’ quantum theories!
Einstein: Yah, shaky theories of young upstarts! I used to imagine traveling alongside light, while developing my equation.
Hawing: Stubbornness! Anyway, I’ll buy your next cup.
By Sankar Chatterjee