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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The Cock And The Fox



  
One bright morning as the sun was rising from the horizon, the Cock flew on top of the barn house. He flapped his wings three times and crowed loudly. 

“Wake up, wake up! First to use the toilet no need to queue!”

But just as he was about to let out another one of his morning wise cracks, his Cock eyes (yes, pun intended) caught a flash of red and a glimpse of a long pointed nose, and there just below him stood the Fox smiling.

"Have you heard the wonderful news?" cried the Fox in a very joyful and excited manner.

"What news?" the Cock asked suspiciously.

"All animals of the forest have agreed to forget their differences and live in peace and friendship from now on forever. Just think of it! I simply cannot wait to hug you! Do come down, dear friend, and let us celebrate this joyful event."

"How wonderful!" said the Cock. "This is indeed good news." But he spoke in an absent-minded way, and stretching up on tiptoes, seemed to be looking at something afar off.

"What is it you see?" asked the Fox a little anxiously.

"It looks to me two Dogs are coming this way. They must have heard the good news and wanted to celebrate with you and me too!”

But the Fox did not wait to hear more. Off he started to run.

"Wait," cried the Cock. "Why do you run? The Dogs are friends of yours now!"

"Yes," answered the Fox. "But they might not have heard the news. Besides, I have a very important errand that I had almost forgotten about."

The Cock smiled and said to himself, “You smart; I not stupid.”

10 comments:

  1. The good thing about having some DIY investing experience our own - even if it means losses - is that we are aware how difficult it is to earn 10% return in this current volatile environment.

    Imagine how enticing 2% returns per month must sound to those who are getting less than 1% annual interest from our banks.

    Notice how the "salesman" cleverly broke down 24% annually to 2% per month? 2% only - it's not too much to ask surely! Lulling "investors" into thinking they not greedy too...

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    1. You talking on 2% return on investment per month or borrowing at 2% interest rate per month?

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    2. CW8888,

      I notice "schemes" just have to offer 2% returns per month to hook their customers.

      Perhaps that's why credit card companies so eager to lend us money?

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  2. Ah SMOL,
    i am very poor at calculation but it doesn't matter. Just tell me how much i have to pay you in total if i borrow $10,000.00 from you for one year. And when is the 1st payment. i don't know how to calculate by equation but i know how to draw a table of numbers.(God has given me ten fingers not only for holding things but counting too. Ha! Ha! Never like maths but money).

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  3. Temperament,

    Oh dear! Without calculators I am lost...

    I wonder do they still teach calculations with log books anymore?

    Ai yeah! I lend you $12,000 lah! Make life easier for both of us! But based on 9 out 13 back, boleh?

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    1. 9 out 13 back---Wah....Singapore to Batam Ah NONG KO KO.

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  4. Hi SMOL

    I am reminded of this saying, "A fool and his gold are soon parter". I have been a fool when I was young and naive :-)

    Your fables remind me of Aesop's stories with animals.. most educational...haha.

    Be well and prosper.

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  5. I mean "A fool and his gold are soon parted" ...

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    1. Writing about animals is "safer" for my financial health.

      If write about humans, I may get lawyer's letter.

      Now I don't think the fox or cock will send me one!

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  6. i guess the cock in the burn house is not that smart after all.

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