Laughter, the best medicine: Part 1

I’ve promised a senior to develop one of his jokes into words and paragraphs. But on second thought, I think it would be better to write about all his funny actions… 

One day, this senior brought me out to the south ingress/egress of the SMART tunnel (along kl-seremban highway) for final structural inspection. When he drove, he suddenly stopped his car by one of the empty toll booths (no one there, the tunnel is not opened for access yet, remember?), then wound down the window, did as if he was paying the toll and then he even waved at the toll collector (as if there was really one there…). I laughed like hell seeing this scene, he said, “What? I’m trying to test the booth!” Later when we passed by the next toll booth, I thought he was going to do the same thing again, but he did not, he just drove through. He asked, “Do you know why I can drive through this time? It is because I’m using SMART tag!”  

During the drive, I complained that his Jimny was really noisy, like driving a lorry. He then started to tell this joke:-

One day, xx calls his boss, “Sorry, boss! I think I can’t attend the meeting, cuz my car just broke off…”

“Are you sure?! Or you are not using the correct English? Your car broke down, didn’t it?”

“Really la, boss! You can come and see…”

(Please imagine the following picture: when the boss comes, he sees you still on your driving seat, with your safety belt on, and your hands are still on the steering wheel, JUST THE STEERING WHEEL, and JUST THE SEAT, WITHOUT THE REST OF THE CAR COMPONENTS…)  

On another day, we were chitchatting about TaeKwon-Do. I mentioned I got robbed once in Johor Jaya, one of the robbers was armed with parang. He then said, “Hey! You know TaeKwon-Do right? Why didn’t you fight with the robbers and get your things back?” “Walao! Then what if the fella chops me using his parang?!” “You can always guard yourself with the UPPER HAND BLOCK ma!” (for information: if someone is trying to chop you using a parang, and you block it using UPPER HAND BLOCK, for sure you are going to lose your hand….)  

To be continued…


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