Excerpts From The Book

Wisdom From Laughter By OH TEIK BIN & LEE KIANG WUI


„A Laugh a day keeps the Doctor away‟

“He who laughs, lasts!”
Mary Pettibone Poole

The Wise Ones, knowing the true nature of things, live in harmony and peace with themselves, with others and the outside world.

“Let‟s Get Married”

An ugly looking but brilliant doctor once told a dull-witted but very pretty nurse, “Even though you have little brains, your looks are simply great!” “Oh, thank you, Doctor,” the dumb nurse said happily. “You know, how great it‟d be if we were to get married …we‟ll have children with your intelligence and my looks.” “What if our children have my looks and your brains?” the doctor remarked.
We cannot assume that things will turn out the way we want them to. Fantasy and reality can be worlds apart. 3

The V.I.P.

A man once budged his way into a conference hall. As he had no name tag, the usher threw him out of the side exit . “Hey,” the man said. “Do you know that I belong to a very important family in town?” The usher apologized to the man, got him into the hall again, and then threw him out through the main door. Some people feel they are very important and should be accorded special treatment or privilege. They may be in for a surprise! 4

Cheap Hearing Aid

A miser needed a hearing aid but he was unwilling to spend much money. “How much does a pair cost?” he asked the sales person. “Oh, it can range between $2 and $2000,” the sales person replied. “I‟ll try the $2 model,” the miser said. The sales person helped the miser put on the hearing device. “It doesn‟t work,” the miser said. “What do you expect of a $2 thing? Anyway people will talk louder when they see you wearing it!” the salesman said. The miser happily bought it.

A miserly person can be very unreasonable or irrational in his way of living all because of money. 5

The Cheating Husband

A wife slapped her husband at the face after discovering a piece of paper with the name Pattylou written on it. “It was the name of a horse I bet on yesterday,” the husband protested vehemently. The following day the wife slapped the husband again. “What was that for?” he asked. “Your horse called last night,” the wife replied.

Husbands who cheat on their wives and lie to them will in no time be found out with disastrous consequences.

“I know what you are up to now…”

Husband: Darling, I‟ve turned over a new leaf. See …no more strands of ladies‟ hair on my shirt. I don‟t fool around with women anymore. Wife: Some of my friends said that they have seen you visiting temples. No ladies‟ hair on your shirt? You are now fooling around with nuns!
The jealousy of a wife can be most irrational. This can lead to marital problems.

An Anniversary

A married couple, both 60 years old, were celebrating their 35th wedding Anniversary. During their party, a wizard appeared to congratulate them and grant them each one wish. The wife wanted to travel around the world and poof – the wife had tickets in her hand for a world cruise. Next, the wizard asked the husband what he wanted. He said, “I wish I had a wife 30 years younger than me.” The wizard picked up his wand and poof – the husband was 90 years old. Unwholesome wishes sometimes come true in a most unexpected manner to the disappointment or detriment of the wisher.

The Kindergarten Child

A little 6-year old girl returned from her first day in kindergarten. She was crying and her mother asked her what the problem was. The little girl showed her mother a form listing her name, address, class, sex and some other particulars. “Mummy, mummy, look!” she cried pointing to one part of the form. “The teacher gave me an „F‟ in SEX and I haven‟t even learnt about the subject yet!”
In today’s ‘rat race’ society, even little children get stressed up

Indecent Dressing

A couple was having a heated argument over their teenage daughter‟s dressing when she was about to go out on a date one night. You should be more strict with your daughter‟s dressing!” the wife screamed at her husband. “She‟s almost naked …bras, hot pants …you know, she could be molested or raped!” “You have a short-term memory,” the husband shouted back at the wife. “Eighteen years ago when I dated you out one night, you were even more scantily dressed!” It’s easy to see others’ faults but oftentimes one cannot remember or see one’s own faults. Today we see many parents not acting as good role models for their children. This is one of the factors contributing to so many teenage problems in 10 society today.

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„Wisdom From Laughter‟
is available at

the major Bookstores
in Malaysia and Singapore.

The End

“May you Laugh your way to good Health. May Wisdom be your greatest Wealth!”

With Best Wishes, Oh Teik Bin Lee Kiang Wui