Monday, February 16, 2009

A Mexican Wall

As the recession in the US deepens, there is speculation that Mexican authorities are considering building fortified “border fence” to prevent jobless Americans from sneaking into Mexico to look for jobs as farm, construction workers or domestic helpers.

(Source: Boo Chanco's column at The Philippine Star)

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Wall Street Disease

A retired New York resident who has moved to the West Coast to retire, visited a local doctor to seek medical advice for what he suspects as new and very unusual health problems.

Patient: “Doc, I feel shortness of breath, dizziness, cold sweats, can’t sleep. Do you think I will collapse any time soon?”

Doctor: “Yep. You must be from Wall Street!”

(Source: Boo Chanco's column at The Philippine Star)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Remember The Golden Rule?

Here's something I picked up from a recent Reuters article:

Two people produce fake 15 yuan notes, although there is no such thing as a 15 yuan bill in China.

They decide to go to a remote mountain area to spend it and buy a candied melon slice for 1 yuan.

They burst into tears when they get two 7 yuan notes in change. (There is also no such thing as a 7 yuan note in China.)

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