Saturday, July 18, 2009

Do you have a poker face?

In Chinese, there is a saying; "A mountain could be beaten by another greater mountain ahead!" Read this funny story and you might understand...

Two couples were playing poker one evening. Ah Fei accidentally dropped some cards on the floor. When he bent down under the table to pick them up, he noticed Bob's wife, Sue wasn't wearing any underwear under her dress! Shocked by this, Ah Fei upon trying to sit back up again, hit his head on the table and emerged red-faced.

Later, Ah Fei went to the kitchen to get some refreshments. Bob's wife followed and asked, 'Did you see anything that you like under there?' Surprised by her boldness, Ah Fei admitted that, well indeed he did. She said, 'Well, you can have it but it will cost you RM500.'

After taking a minute or two to assess the financial and moral costs of this offer, Ah Fei confirms that he is interested.

Sue told him that since her husband Bob worked Friday afternoons and Ah Fei didn't, Ah Fei should be at her house around 2 pm Friday afternoon.

When Friday rolled around, Ah Fei showed up at Bob's house at 2 pm sharp and after paying Sue the agreed sum of RM500 - they went to the bedroom and closed their transaction, as agreed. Ah Fei quickly dressed and left.

As usual, Bob came home from work at 6 pm and upon arriving, asked his wife: 'Did Ah Fei come by the house this afternoon?'

With a lump in her throat Sue answered 'Why yes, he did stop by for a few minutes this afternoon.' Her heart nearly skipped a beat when her husband curtly asked, 'And did he give you RM500?'

Sue, using her best poker face, replied, 'Well, yes, in fact he did give me RM500.'

Bob, with a satisfied look on his face, surprised his wife by saying, 'He came by the office this morning and borrowed RM500 from me. He promised he'd stop by our house this afternoon on his way home and pay me back.'

Any comment? Who is intelligent and who is smart out there?

Food for thought - "Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength." - Lao-Tzu.


Anonymous said...

This was very amusing, Robert...I notice it is the lady with the western name that has no obviously know our foibles very well! If only I had been sat at that table and you were the one looking for your lost cards...heh?

Robert Foo said...

Hi my dear...

Ah Fei managed to crawl out off the table. If me...I might remain a little longer down there to admire and appreciate the dark side of the bottom. The hidden part is the most exciting one, just like the poker game when you have to guess the others' bottom card.