The assiduous Swiss have been spring cleaning all their government offices, including the Patent Office in Berne, where a document has been found that might throw light on one of this century’s most radical theories.
According to this document, a page from the diary of one Mileva Maric, her husband Albert “Emceesquared” Einstein, suffered a nervous breakdown circa 1904. He was advised a rest cure and chose the tropical Portuguese dominion of Goa. Being straitened of means, he decided to stay in an inexpensive B&B run by one Mr. D’Souza.
Now the D’Souza’s had a big fight over property with the Sequiera’s next door and one day, the Sequira brothers caught hold of Mr. D’Souza’s son Ronnie and started whaling the tar out of him, as the technical term goes.
Albert, a known pacifist, was aghast. “Why protect him you do not?” he asked of Uncle D’Ssouza who was observing the proceeding with scant concern.
“What? What you sayin, men?” enquired Uncle D’Souza
“When two men him attack, why do him not you defend”? Albert clarified.
“Heh”, Uncle D’Souza said, scornfully. “‘E’s equal to ’em Sequira’s”. And indeed, Ronnie held his own against the Sequira brothers.
“What say did you?” expressed Albert, with amazement.
Uncle D’Souza repeated himself, adding “If you don’ com’ yer hair, men, you’re bloody going to look like a bloody med bugger”.
But Albert couldn’t hear any of it. He was rushing to catch the next steamer to France and from there to Berne. He had this big theory about e’s equal to ’em sequiera’s. “But”, he said to himself, “the spelling a bit I had change better”