an old man and a fly

China
June 19, 2007 9:33pm CST
An old gentlman whose eyesight was failing came to stay in a hotel room with a bottle of whisky in each hand.On the wall there was a fly which he took for a nail.So the moment he hung the bottles on ,they fell broken and the liquid spilt all over the floor.When the landlady discovered what had happened,she showed deeply sympathy and decided to help him.Next day,when the old man went out ,she told the hotel worker to hammer a nail exactly where the fly had stayed.Now the old entered his room,the smell of the spilt alcohol reminded him of the accident.He glanced the spot with disgust,to find the fly was there again!He shuffled to it on tiptoe and slapped it with all his might.On hearing a loud cry,the kind-hearted landlady rushed in. To her great surprise,the poor man was sitting on the floor,his teeth clenched and the palm of his right hand bleeding!oops,he has made a mistake.
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4 responses
@mexshyl (878)
• China
20 Jun 07
How piteous the man is! What a poor eyesight he has! I have every sympathy for him after reading your joke. But still thanks for sharing. With such a joke, I'm sure we'll be in good mood the whole day. Thank you so much for the happiness you bring to us. Have a nice day! :)
• China
20 Jun 07
thank you very much for your response and we are friends,so I am happy to share what I have with you here.
@mexshyl (878)
• China
20 Jun 07
Glad to have such a kind and generous friend, angela. I'm very happy now. :)
@yunlong (21)
• China
20 Jun 07
A very funny story,everyone has his undstanding to this story.What i want to say is that the landlady's warmheart seems to be a be a fault.There are too many things we don't know whether we had done really right!We just do it by our own wish.Indeed,the landlady was not wrong,she just didn't know everything is changing and she viewed the things static.We can't expect what will happen and God alwalys play us a joke!Lao Zi had said that everything has its rule,we should just follow the rule and don't do things unnecessary.We should let the things developed on their own way.This is my unstanding.:)
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• China
20 Jun 07
yes,the landlady wanted to help the old man in her heart,but it turned out to be a bad result,but we can not blame anyone.it is only a homor fortunately.
@mexshyl (878)
• China
20 Jun 07
Hi, yunlong. I agree with you. The landlady is so kind that it's going on like that way at last. Yeah, we can not expect what's going to happen next minute and everything has its own rule. We can't break it just to satisfy ourselves. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day! :)
@coolcat123 (4392)
• India
20 Jun 07
nice stupidity of that old man.....if i were at his place why should have i the idea to kill that beautyfull creature of god. it was the old mans mistake and the fly had nothing wrong done so......this oldy should rather get another pair o glasses......he has money to buy the drnks but a perfect glasses is much more needed by him.
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• China
20 Jun 07
yes,it is very necessary for the old man to buy a pair of glasses.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Just goes to show you, angela, everyone should invest in a good pair of glasses when their vision starts to fail, lol.