An old man was called to be a witness in a case of
The defense lawyer asked the old man Chin Gau
Seow, " Mr. Chin did you actually see my client
commit this burglary?"
"Yes I did," said Gau Seow , "I saw him very clearly
take the items."
The lawyer asked Gau Seow again, "Mr. Chin, the
burglary took place at night. Are you certain you saw
my client commit this crime?"
"Definitely" said Gau Seow, "I saw him do it."
Then the lawyer asked the old man, "Now listen Mr.
Chin… you are 80 years old and your eye sight
probably is bad. Just how far can you see at night?"
Without hesitation, Gau Seow said, "I can see the
moon at night…how far is that?"
* We should never underestimate the
intelligence, mental alertness, wit and humor of
* We must treat elderly people with respect.
A Laugh 174
The farmers of the community gathered in the small
town hall to discuss some important issues and
resolve the problems affecting their farms. About
half-way through the meeting, a wife of one of the
farmers stood up and gave her views and
suggestions on the issues at hand. After she finished
voicing her views, an elderly farmer stood up and
said loudly, “What does a woman know about
anything with regard to farming matters? I am very
curious to know if she knows how many toes a pig
Immediately the woman stood up and shot back,
“Take off your boots sir, and count them yourself!”
* We should not think lowly of the fairer sex or for
that matter any other person.
* When one looks down upon another and uses words
that insult or ridicule the person, he can get insults
hurled back at him too.