Tuesday, December 18, 2007

No price too high

Dear Kids, Snglguy's blog entry a few days ago about senile monks missing the "R" reminded me of something I read from "Our Daily Bread" a few years back.

"A wealthy woman who was traveling overseas saw a bracelet she thought was irresistible, so she sent her husband this cable: "Have found wonderful bracelet. Price $75,000. May I buy it?" Her husband promptly wired back this response: "No, price too high." But the cable operator omitted the comma, so the woman received this message: "No price too high." Elated, she purchased the bracelet. Needless to say, at her return her husband was dismayed. It was just a little thing--a comma--but what a difference it made! "

Pag nakalimutan mo ang mga maliliit na bagay, pwedeng disaster ang haharapin mo. dun sa story sa taas omitted ang comma. sa Story sa baba (also from Our Daily Bread) dinagdagan naman ng comma...

"A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and proceeds to fire it at the other patrons.


'Why?' asks the confused, surviving waiter amidst the carnage, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.

'Well, I’m a panda,' he says at the door. 'Look it up.'

The waiter turns to the relevant entry in the manual and, sure enough, finds an explanation. 'Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China.

Eats
, shoots and leaves
.'”


NOTE: Yes Atticus, I do read religious materials.
Deal with it. Capisce?

6 comments:

atticus said...

oh, so do i. i just hate it when they put threats or try to send you to guilt trips at the end of it.

"if you do not forward...yada yada." they make it look like my Big Boss Up There has no patience or sense of humor.

and oh, i have read the Bible from genesis to revelations. twice.

TK said...

buti ka pa. I'm still waiting for DC or Marvel to produce their version of the good book.

(Hey Kids, that's a joke. so chill, ok)

Penny Lane said...

is the second anecdote really from our daily bread or from a bad joke book?

i used to be fascinated with the book of revelations.

TK said...

Koryn, revelations is like the painting "Guernica." The painting clearly shows you the horrors of war but in abstract form. Revelations shows you the horror of Sin's consequence/s but it is not an exact representation. That's why many people make monumental mistakes when they try to interpret that part of the good book literally.

TK said...

Ofcourse that's according to my Daughters' Yaya, Koryn. Si Yaya Inday.

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