Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Lunar New Year Divorce

Not sure if this is a true story but it sure is an interesting one.

An elderly man in Penang called his son in Hong Kong and said,

"I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough."

"Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screamed.

"We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the old man said. We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Canberra and tell her," and he hung up.

Frantic, the son called his sister, who exploded on the phone.

"Like heck they're getting divorced," she shouted, I'll take care of this."

She called her dad immediately, and screamed at the old man,

"You are NOT getting divorced! Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hung up.

The old man hung up his phone and turned to his wife.

"Okay," he said, "they're coming for Lunar New Year and paying their own airfares."


  1. Ha! Take out Lunar New Year and drop in Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Rosh Hoshanna, doesn't matter, the joke still works! Families and holidays, so frequently the same no matter what the culture!

  2. Wow, the children must be cheapskates expecting free airfares in the past to visit their parents!

  3. Thank you, Happy. You've just given me a wonderful idea to keep in mind for the future!

    (Then again, what if the kids say, "Oh, I'm sorry to hear that! Bye!"?)

  4. well, this is good for a laugh! :-)

    heard this one before. dont like it for its stereotyping.

  5. 中國人有句說話: (寧教人教子, 莫教人分離)
    我有點兒莫名其妙, 為何你會張貼此文章(笑話)??
    你看!! Moody用它來作參考備份, 問你點計算??
    L.O.L. Just joking.

  6. Hi Happysurfer.

    I have only one word for your Lunar New Year Year Dicorce.

    [Good one].


  7. Hi Bonnie, right - a joke for all seasons.

    PB, glad you liked it. :)

    Joe, haha... lots of other reasons too, of course.

  8. MM said:
    Then again, what if the kids say, "Oh, I'm sorry to hear that! Bye!"?)

    I won't be surprised with kids these days.

    SF, stereotyping that the kids are the ones not visiting? Unfortunately, this is more fact than fiction. No?

  9. PP, who knows, perhaps this was derived from a real-life situation. Anyway, just take it as a joke. Thanks for your concern though. MM is too good a guy to be badly influenced. ;)

    Hey Mick, glad you enjoyed it. I thought that's a great trick too.

  10. Anonymous10:54 PM

    hahahahahahaahhaahahaha oops!


    next time, if this happen to us, maybe we can spend 365 days to think of a WAY to make the kids home 'x'!!!!


  11. LOL, Happy. This is a good one. Very original (at least to me, hehe!)

  12. RS, at least that will get some brain-cells working. haha..

    Hi Bernard, welcome. Yeah, this is funny but would any parent pull this prank, I wonder.

  13. Hahaahaaa... wicked... wicked...

  14. Hello Lrong. Very clever, isn't he? But it can only work once, I guess.