It's sometimes said that Chinese have no sense of humor. But like in so many other ways, things nowadays are moving fast in the land inhabited by the so-called "descendants of the dragon". The following is the translation of a Chinese joke forwarded to me.
In the middle of a bank robbery, a bunch of Quangdong robbers made this quotable quote: "Nobody moves. It's the state's money. It's your own life!"
Everybody lay down without the slightest murmur.
(An example of "switching concepts": changing set thinking.)
The robber took a look at the a skirt wearing lady cashier on a table with her legs in the air and said, "Please, can't you lie down in a slightly more civilized manner. We're after the money, not sex."
(An example of "professional ethics": not doing what's not required)
When the robbers were back at their joint, the newly graduated robber with an MBA said, "Big Brother, let's count how much we got."
The veteran who just had primary education said, "You out of your mind? So much. When do you think you'll finish? Won't we know when we watch the evening news?"
(An example of "working experience")
After the robbers were gone, the bank manager told his junior: "Quick, report the crime." As the supervisor was on the point of doing so, he said, "Wait a minute, include the 5 million we embezzled."
(An example of "crisis management": how to profit from a disaster)
The supervisor replied:" Ah, wouldn't it be nice if they were to do that once a month?"
(An example of "fun at work")
The following day, the joint media announcement reported that the bank was robbed a total of 90 million RMB but no matter how many times the robbers counted and recounted, they only got not more than 20 million RMB.
The head of the gang swore: "What the F.... We risked our lives and got only 2 million. Upon a wiggle of his fingers, that SOB got 7! It's looks as if, after all, it might be worth our while to get an education."
Have a nice weekend.