1Excerpts From The BookExcerpts From The BookWisdom From LaughterWisdom From LaughterByByOH TEIK BIN & LEE KIANG WUIOH TEIK BIN & LEE KIANG WUI
2‘A Laugh a day keeps the Doctor away’“He who laughs, lasts!”Mary Pettibone PooleThe Wise Ones, knowing the true nature of things,live in harmony and peace with themselves,with others and the outside world.
3“Let’s Get Married” An ugly looking but brilliantdoctor once told a dull-wittedbut very pretty nurse, “Eventhough you have little brains,your looks are simply great!”“Oh, thank you, Doctor,” thedumb nurse said happily. “Youknow, how great it’d be if wewere to get married …we’llhave children with yourintelligence and my looks.”“What if our children have mylooks and your brains?” thedoctor remarked.We cannot assume that thingswill turn out the way we wantthem to. Fantasy and realitycan be worlds apart.
4A man once budged his way intoa conference hall. As he had noname tag, the usher threw himout of the side exit .“Hey,” the man said. “Do youknow that I belong to a veryimportant family in town?”The usher apologized to theman, got him into the hall again,and then threw him out throughthe main door.Some people feel they are veryimportant and should beaccorded special treatment orprivilege. They may be in for asurprise!TheV.I.P.
5A miser needed a hearing aid but hewas unwilling to spend much money.“How much does a pair cost?” heasked the sales person.“Oh, it can range between $2 and$2000,” the sales person replied.“I’ll try the $2 model,” the miser said.The sales person helped the miser puton the hearing device.“It doesn’t work,” the miser said.“What do you expect of a $2 thing?Anyway people will talk louder whenthey see you wearing it!” the salesmansaid. The miser happily bought it.A miserly person can be veryunreasonable or irrational in hisway of living all because ofmoney.Cheap Hearing Aid
6The CheatingHusbandA wife slapped her husband atthe face after discovering a pieceof paper with the namePattylou written on it.“It was the name of a horse I beton yesterday,” the husbandprotested vehemently.The following day the wifeslapped the husband again.“What was that for?” he asked.“Your horse called last night,”the wife replied.Husbands who cheat ontheir wives and lie to themwill in no time be found outwith disastrousconsequences.
7“I know what youare up to now…”Husband: Darling, I’veturned over a new leaf.See …no more strands ofladies’ hair on my shirt. Idon’t fool around withwomen anymore.Wife: Some of myfriends said that theyhave seen you visitingtemples. No ladies’ hairon your shirt? You arenow fooling around withnuns!The jealousy of a wife can bemost irrational. This can lead tomarital problems.
8AnAnniversaryA married couple, both 60 years old, were celebrating their 35th weddingAnniversary. During their party, a wizard appeared to congratulate themand grant them each one wish. The wife wanted to travel around theworld and poof – the wife had tickets in her hand for a world cruise.Next, the wizard asked the husband what he wanted. He said, “I wish Ihad a wife 30 years younger than me.”The wizard picked up his wand and poof – the husband was 90 years old.Unwholesome wishes sometimes come true in a most unexpectedmanner to the disappointment or detriment of the wisher.
9A little 6-year old girl returned from her first day inkindergarten. She was crying and her mother asked herwhat the problem was. The little girl showed her mother aform listing her name, address, class, sexand some other particulars.“Mummy, mummy, look!” she cried pointing to one part ofthe form. “The teacher gave me an ‘F’ in SEX and I haven’teven learnt about the subject yet!”In today’s ‘rat race’ society, even little children get stressed upTheKindergartenChild
10A couple was having a heated argument over their teenage daughter’s dressingwhen she was about to go out on a date one night.You should be more strict with your daughter’s dressing!” the wife screamed ather husband. “She’s almost naked …bras, hot pants …you know, she could bemolested or raped!”“You have a short-term memory,” the husband shouted back at the wife.“Eighteen years ago when I dated you out one night, you were even more scantilydressed!”It’s easy to see others’ faults but oftentimes one cannot remember or see one’sown faults. Today we see many parents not acting as good role models for theirchildren. This is one of the factors contributing to so many teenage problems insociety today.IndecentDressing
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12The End“May you Laughyour way to goodHealth.May Wisdom beyourgreatest Wealth!”With Best Wishes,Oh Teik BinLee Kiang Wui