Ebook Volume 54 Valuable Lessons through Humour
A Russian, an American, and a Singaporean were flying over the Sahara.
“A beastly hot place,” said the Russian.
“The devil’s eerie home,” said the American.
“What a big parking lot!” said the Singaporean.
If different perspectives are brought to bear on an issue, it will lead to a more balanced understanding and appreciation of it.
The logistics clerk discovered a cargo box that was left on the loading dock with this warning printed on it: ‘DANGER, DO NOT TOUCH!’
Management was called and all employees were told to stay clear of the box until it could be analysed.
When the foreman arrived, he donned gloves and safety glasses, and then, very carefully opened the box.
Inside were 25 signs that read: ‘DANGER! DO NOT TOUCH!’
Against the backdrop of the rise of terrorism, it is better to be over cautious in our approach to security than be presumptuous.
James was just getting settled on a plane when the pilot walked through the cabin and announced that he would not fly the plane without an engine change as a major fault has been detected. All the passengers disembarked. But an hour later, they were again told to get aboard.
“Do we have another plane?” James asked the Chief Steward.
“Oh, no,” the man replied.
“Did they change the engine?”
“Oh, no,” came the reply. “We changed the pilot.”
Just because a symptom to a problem is removed temporarily does not mean that the root cause has been addressed.
The young husband had stubbornly asserted that the wife might be wrong about a certain sensitive issue, and the first quarrel had started.
“Oh, you brute!” she sobbed. “And to think that you used to say that you thought heaven had sent me to you.”
“I still think so,” he assured her.
“Honestly?” she exclaimed.
“Yes, indeed,” he declared, “as a punishment.”
In a quarrel where tempers flare and hurting words are exchanged, sanity must quickly return to calm the situation.