Saturday, June 23, 2012

When a Woman Lies

Credit: Gary Larson

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, 'My dear child, why are you crying?' The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family.The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimble set with sapphires...

'Is this your thimble?' the Lord asked.
The seamstress replied, 'No.'

The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a golden thimble studded with rubies.
'Is this your thimble?' the Lord asked. Again, the seamstress replied, 'No.'

The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble.
'Is this your thimble?' the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, 'Yes.' 

The Lord was pleased with the woman's honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water. When she cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked her, 'Why are you crying?'

'Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!'

The Lord went down into the water and came up with Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor(1). 'Is this your husband?' the Lord asked.

Yes,' cried the seamstress.

The Lord was furious. 'You lied! That is an untruth!'

And the moral of this story is………….

Wait-lah, story nochet over! (3)


The seamstress replied, 'Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding.

You see, if I had said 'no' to Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, you would have come up with Brad Pitt.

Then if I said 'no' to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given me all three. Lord, I'm not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT'S why I said 'yes' to Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor.'

And so the Lord let her keep Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor.

The moral of this story is:

Whenever a woman lies, it's for a good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others. That's our story, and we're sticking to it


Andrew Chong's Better Half 
on behalf of all the Better Halves

1. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor is Malaysia’s first Angkasawan (a spaceflight participant astronaut).
    Zestful One (not us!) has one thing to say about the first Malaysian 'astronaut'.

2.  Click HERE to find out what many Malaysians thought of the project itself.

3.  Don't understand-ah? It means "Hang on, we've not reached the end of the story" for the non-Malaysians.                 

4.  BTW, you can watch China's taikonuts in Tiangong 1 HERE 

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