Wisdom From A Laugh 163, 164


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Two pieces of Humor with Life Lessons to reflect upon

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Wisdom From A Laugh 163, 164

  1. 1. 4 Wisdom From A Laugh 163 Missing Cell Phone Ah Meng was laying down carpet in a wealthy woman’s home. As he was finishing his job, he got a sudden urge to light a cigarette. He looked around for his pack of cigarettes but could not find it. Then he noticed a bump in the carpet. “Oh damn it,” Ah Meng cursed, “my pack of cigarettes is under the carpet and I have laid the carpet over it.” He decided not to take up the carpet…it would be too much work. Instead he got a hammer and pound the pack of cigarettes into the ground. He believed no one would know. When he had finished the hammering, the owner of the house walked into the room and said, “Oh, you have done a wonderful job laying the carpet in the hall, Ah Meng. I am sure you must be looking for your cigarettes. Here’s your pack. I found it in the kitchen. Oh yes, by the way, did you see my hand phone?” Reflections * Too often we make terrible mistakes by jumping into conclusions based on what we see on a superficial level. More investigation is needed. * Some workers in carrying out a paid task do not do an honest job. They cheat and cut corners. They will leave to regret their dishonesty.
  2. 2. Wisdom From A Laugh 164 Honest Lawyer A shrewd and diligent investment manager of a successful company needed a lawyer for his company. He began interviewing some prospective young lawyers. Starting with the first applicant, the manager said, “I am sure you understand that in a business like ours, honesty and personal integrity are of utmost importance. Leaning forward, the manager asked, “Mr Ganeson, are you an honest lawyer?” “Honest?’ Ganeson replied. “Sir, let me tell you something about honesty. Why, I’m so honest that my father gave me a loan of twenty thousand dollars for my tertiary education and I paid back every cent the minute I had my very first case..” “Mm..that’s impressive,” the manger commented. “What sort of case was that.” The young lawyer leaned back a bit and said, “”My father sued me for the money.” Reflections * High Blood Pressure can be attributed to various factors: genetic, too much salt intake, and stress. * We must learn to have the right attitude towards our work and relationship with others. A mind that is calm, free from worry, anger or ill-will will be healthier.