Friday, November 03, 2006

It depends on the texture of your head.

Many years ago, when I was a student in the US, there was a beautiful Malaysian girl, who stayed on the same floor of my apartment building – ‘Ondine’ in Portland, Oregon.

She was very much in love with the phone. Yes, her monthly phone bill never failed to exceed her monthly allowance.

But I admired her for trying to find ways of using the phone less.

One way was by putting the phone on top of the bookshelf so that it would be hard for her to reach it.

So when the phone rang, she would pull the cord and the phone would fall from above the shelf. Many times the phone fell on her head and was out of order for sometime.

One day, she called the phone company and asked the operator…

The Operator: Good morning, how can I assist you?

The Girl: Yes, I have a question. How many times must
the phone fall on your head before it goes out of order?

The Operator: Well, that’s a good question. It depends on the texture of your head.

The Girl: Thanks.


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