Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Good Story

Someone send me a cheeky story that I believed ought to be shared with fellow readers.. especially those that have been busy chasing rainbows.. Maybe this entry will sort of remind them to visit their loved one during this one week school holiday...

Photo from Uncle Google

An elderly man in Mumbai calls his son in New York and says,

'I hate to ruin your day son, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are getting a divorce; 35 years of marriage... and that much misery is enough!'

'Dad, what are you talking about?' the son screams.

'We can't stand the sight of each other any longer,' the old man says.

'We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Hong Kong and tell her!'

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone.

'Like heck they're getting divorced,' she shouts, 'I'll take care of this.'

She calls Mumbai immediately, and screams at the old man, 'You are not getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then , don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR??' and she hangs up.

The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife.

'Okay', he says, 'It's all set. They're both coming for Deepavali and paying their own airfare!!'



MORAL:

No man / woman is busy in this world all 365 days.

The sky is not going to fall down if you take few days LEAVE and meet your dear ones.

OFFICE WORK IS NOT EVERYTHING IN LIFE

and

MONEY MAKING IS NOT EVERYTHING IN LIFE.

27 comments:

mamasita said...

hehehehe..smart parents!!

DrSam said...

cheeky story indeed...we love it!

Aishah said...

Cute story, sneaky parents.

And I love the picture;)

Mia's Mom said...

Shall I remember this and use it some time in the future? :-D

Grandpa said...

Quite clever...

Make money work for you, instead of the other way around.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang,
Yeah...must get our priorities right. purrr....meow!

Wan Sharif said...

Hi Mamasita,
I am glad that you think so.. we will be facing this kind of situation (InsyaAllah.. if we live long enough) and it will be difficult to get our children, grand children to visit us during festivities and even in time of our dire needs..
Hopefully we do not have to resort to this kind of trickery..

Wan Sharif said...

Dear Dr Sam,
Hopefully our Malay root will prevailed and our children would follow our example of taking time to visits our elders.
Should future circumstances forced us to resort to this kind of "cheekiness' we have to let our other half do the telephoning part.. as we can not say those "Divorce and Separation' words.. as marriage is such a sacred institution in Islam..

Wan Sharif said...

Dearest Aishah,
Here is hoping that our Islamic way of life will be observed by our offspring and we will never be accused of being sneaky parent.. (please see my other comments above to complement this comment).
The picture.. ah I think it is nice too!

Wan Sharif said...

Hi Mia's Mom,
You are free to remember and use it.. only do be reminded on the fact that Muslim man can not say those "Divorce and Separation' words.. as per my comment to DrSam above..

Wan Sharif said...

Grandpa,
I guess the situation warrant and beg for this kind of clever ruse.
Read about "Make money work for you, instead of the other way around" in you recent post..
Now that we have each other email addresses .. can you scribbled some notes on this and e mail it to me.. could always use you experience to upgrade my life..
Thank you in anticipation?!

Wan Sharif said...

Dearest CiS,
Who else can I expect to beautifully support me and you have been doing it so wisely all these while.. merci bien et merci beaucoup.

MUMMY CHOP MINT said...

Like the story very much. But, i would not be able to do that: no husband(yet).. Will surely think of something as sneaky as that if i have too. Nice one!

yohteh said...

...yes, Ayoh Wang... rainbows, "danung" I called it... the two elements needed, rain and sun...
...orang tua-tua pesan: jangan tunjuk ke danung, kudung jari...

Wan Sharif said...

MCM,
Thank you for visiting my humble abode.. Thank you for a very nice comments. Hopefully you do not have to be sneaky and may we find Allah's Rahmah and Maghfirah when we need them..

Wan Sharif said...

Yohteh,
Somehow I always thought rainbows as ganu in gganuspeaks..
So when the name of the state was spelled in jawi(original Malay scripture) you can see it as negeri terang ganu.. (the state of bright rainbow).
Thus goes one of the old version as to how the state got its name.. as opposed to Taring Anu (someone's canine tooth). I felt the state of bright rainbow sounds many times better than state of someone's canine tooth.
Pesan orang tua ning kadang kadang boleh pakai jugok kadang kadang dok leh pakai setahbok ..

Sir Pök Déng said...

Ah! Bollywood prank! Classic!

Dmarie said...

gotta love it!

Siti Roffini said...

I've heard this one before but never mind. We need to be constantly reminded lest we end up like those two ungrateful children.

Coffee Girl said...

HAHAHAH! I knew there was a moral behind that story! hahaha! sounds very suspicious of the old man. hahahha! I cannot stop laughing! looking at that picture!

NICE SITE you have here!

Wan Sharif said...

Sir Pök Déng,
Ah! you right ..come to think of it..

Wan Sharif said...

Dmarie,
Glad to know you like it.. I was trying to cover my lack of time to provide a good update..

Wan Sharif said...

Siti Roffini,
Glad that you agree that constant reminder is necessary.. I realised that there is high probability that most of us (that are familiar with google , email , blogs and twitter etc) have heard or read this story.. but then sometime due to lack of time.. just feel the urge to share good read..

Wan Sharif said...

Coffee Girl,
HAHAHAH! I also laugh when I look at the picture.. hence the decision to include it..
Thank you for dropping by and putting up a nice comment..
Look up your site and will be following it..

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Globalized Dayung said...

Hahahaha....what a nice trick from parents...

Wan Sharif said...

GD,
Thank you for sharing your thought on the subject..