(五) 命運 Destiny－－
這茶壺啊，它活不过明天中午12 點。 是啊？！
Destiny-- -- --
A fortuneteller told Joshua saying that every body and every thing in the world has its destiny, for instance this china teapot on your table also has its destiny.
Oh yea? Joshua said: then tell me what is the teapot’s destiny?
Fortuneteller said: this teapot’s life can’t last over tomorrow noon 12 clock.
Is that so? Joshua said.
Since then, Joshua looked at that teapot all the time, when it’s the noon of next day, he looked at the teapot closely.
His grandma was yelling downstairs: Joshua, come down for lunch now!
Joshua answered: Ok, I’ll be there soon.
Joshua still looked at the teapot, he wanted to see what going to happen to the teapot.
After for a while, his grandma called him again: come down for lunch!
OK! I’ll come down soon!
After for a while, his grandma came to upstairs with her cane.
“ You little rascal! What you are doing here? Why you don’t want to come down?” his grandma was very mad and said: “what you keep looking at the damn teapot for?”
“ Ok---Ok--- Just a minute, I’ll be downstairs soon!”
“ Pa! “ grandma broke the teapot with her cane and yelled: “ what the hell you keep looking at the damn teapot for?”
Joshua looked up the clock on the wall, it is exactly 12 o’clock!
<![if !supportLists]>1. <![endif]>媒婆 The match maker
Mr. Wang: The girl you introduced to me, she has one eye bland.
Match maker: Yes.
Mr. Wang: You cheated me, why you didn’t tell me before?
Match maker: Who said I didn’t tell you? I told you the girl one eye (Chinese also means one look) fallen in love with you. -- -- -- in English means: she falls in love with you at first sight!
<![if !supportLists]>2. <![endif]>法師求雨 the wizard
The village is suffering a serious drought, they asked a wizard to perform the rain-seeking ritual.
The chief of the village asked the wizard: When it will rain?
The wizard gave the chief an envelope with a massage in it.
And he told the chief: It’s the heaven secrets mustn’t be revealed. You can’t open it until it rains.
Later time it really rained, the chief was so excited, and he opened up the envelope, the massage says: It will rain today!
The chief of the village highly praised: Oh! How efficacious the wizard is!
<![if !supportLists]>3. <![endif]>習慣動作The nature habit
市長帶兩個隨從爬山，不慎掉入懸崖；三人同時抓住一根藤條； 但藤條不能同時承重三人 。
The nature habit
The mayor and two subordinate followers went to claim mountain, an accident happened they all fall from the cliff! The three guys all grabbed at one climbing vine, but the vine can’t support three guys’ weight.
The mayor said: Will you two give up your grab?
The two answered: No!
The mayor said reluctantly: OK, I’m the leader, I should scarify myself to save the other’s lives, after you got out, I hope you two work hard for the people, don’t let the government down and fail to live up people’s expectations!... … OK, my speech finished!
Then the two followers naturally clap their hands as usually as they do.