Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Saturday Seven: Chinese Funny Fortunes and Prudent Proverbs

Today's post is co-presented by Dr Sidney Wang, our psychic betta fish. Last night I was craving Chinese food, and wasn't in the mood for the crowds at Wang's In the Desert, so I decided to try The Great Wall restaurant in downtown Palm Springs. I had never set foot in the place, so I was somewhat leery. My usual measuring stick to evaluate an unknown Chinese restaurant is to look around at how many Chinese people are dining. (It's always a good sign if Chinese customers will eat the food!) However, as I looked around, there was not one Chinese person in the place, other than the waiters. It occurred to me that I've never really seen ANY Chinese people in Palm Springs. So I began wondering just where then, did these Chinese waiters come from? Or were they really not Chinese at all, and just wearing fake "Fu Manchu" moustaches to fool me?
My fortune cookie inspired me to write another scintillating edition of the Saturday Seven: Chinese Funny Fortunes and Prudent Proverbs. However, in an effort to offer some redeeming value to reading this blog, this week I've decided to include two sets of Saturday Seven lists ABSOLUTELY FREE OF CHARGE to you, the reader!

The Saturday Seven: "Chinese Funny Fortunes" Presented by Dr Sidney Wang
1. Man who fart in church sit in own pew

2. Man with hand in pocket feel cocky all day.

3. Man who run behind car get exhausted. Man who run in front of car get tired

4. Passionate kiss like spider web - soon lead to undoing of fly.

5. A closed mouth gathers no feet.

6. There is no mistake so great as that of being always right

7. Man who eat crackers in bed wake up feeling crummy

Bonus Funny Fortune: Man with one chopstick go hungry

And now for some redeeming value to you...
The Saturday Seven: Chinese Prudent Proverbs
1. He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever

2. A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood

3. A day of sorrow is longer than a month of joy

4. The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water moulds itself to the pitcher

5. You can hardly make a friend in a year, but you can easily offend one in an hour.

6. Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.

7. The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water moulds itself to the pitcher

Bonus Proverb: A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man made perfect without trials

-Rick Rockhill
chinese fortune cookies


Anonymous said...

confucius say, very funny post.

Kerry and Rachel said...

Love your daily humor! A good reason to stop and seize the moment!

Jake Mabe said...

Thanks for the laugh. Made the kidney stones not hurt as much. Great blog.


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