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Battle of Proverb

Battle of Proverb

Two old friends, famous for talking or conversing with proverbs during their college days; met each other after a decade in a very very busy marketplace. Jayu: Long time, no see. How are you? Veeru (mood of the same proverb chat with an old friend): As fresh as milk milked from cow. How are you? Jayu (got the signal): Fit from the milk from that same cow. How did you recognize me in this crowd? Veeru: Just like a camel standing amidst of flock of sheep. How about you? Jayu: Crows are everywhere and equally black. Veeru: HAHHAHAHA…. I have heard that your mouth is as sharp as a dagger but heart as soft as a sponge. Jayu: If you bow at all, bow low. Anyways, how is your job? Veeru: An overcrowded chicken farm produces fewer eggs. How about you? Jayu: Without rice, even the cleverest housewife cannot cook. What exactly you do a job? Veeru: Those who got free seats at play; will hiss first. Heard you are doing great at work, what is going on? Jayu: Nothing great my friend. It is just behind an able man, there is always another able man who works for him. So got married? Heard she is beautiful. Veeru: Yeah but it is like falling in a ditch to become wiser. A beautiful woman without wisdom is like a pig with a golden ring in its nose. What do you say? Jayu: In my case, beggars can’t be a chooser. My parents' view is beauty is skin deep. How about you? Heard it was a love marriage. Veeru: Love is blind and I realized this just like the frog in the well-shaft seeing the sky and thinking this is the world. How was your honeymoon? Jayu: (sighs). We had a bad experience. We can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink. What about you? Where you went on your honeymoon? Veeru: Same is the case, my friend. At least you had a nice time together, in my case, it was like Donkey's lips do not fit onto a horse's mouth. Jayu: Don’t be so upset. All that glitters is not gold. How is life? Veeru: Life is like dream walking and going home is like death inviting Jayu: So you are afraid of your wife? Is it? Veeru: You can say so it is like once bitten by a snake, he/she is scared all his/her life at the mere sight of a rope Jayu: About me, we dream different dreams while on the same bed. Veeru: I can understand your problem. A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials Jayu: Heard some years ago you were in financial crisis but today you are well doing and rich. Was it like Fool and money are soon parted after marriage? Veeru: I was fool marrying her and spending money like water flowing but now my overweight wife and me being rich is same as a horse cannot gain weight if not fed with extra fodder; a man cannot become wealthy without earnings apart from his regular salaries. What do you say? Jayu: Yeah you are right, Money burns a hole in your pocket. Veeru: We both learned from our married life just like a barber learns by shaving fools. Jayu: Laugh and the world laugh with you; cry and you cry alone. Veeru: Let’s have dinner together. It is better to eat soup with friends than steak with the enemy (wife). Jayu: HAHAHA. Every dog has a day. Good idea! Veeru: Be cautious later at home because the longer the night lasts, the more our dream will be. Jayu: Yeah you are right. One should be just as careful in choosing one's pleasures as in avoiding calamities. After reaching hotel; Veeru: Before ordering for dinner I would like to mention if you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time Jayu: I understand only when all contribute their firewood they can build up a strong fire. Don’t worry we will contribute equally to our dinner bill. Veeru: (seeing high rates of menu items) Jayu, it is better when we have only two pennies left in the pocket, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other (wife) Jayu: You cannot have your cake and eat it too. (You cannot save money and enjoy having dinner at 5-star hotel) Veeru: But remember rules, you should not change the horse in the middle of the stream. After having given the order to the waiter; Jayu: With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. Where is our order? Veeru: We had ordered Chef Choice today. Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait a very, very long time They had a wonderful dinner and were about to depart for home. Jayu: It’s too late now. Better plan an excuse for a wife. When you fail to plan; you plan to fail. Veeru: Yeah. The wise man thinks ahead. A Fool doesn’t and even brags about it. Both reached home and the well-prepared wife had blast. Jayu calls Veeru and conversation over the phone. Jayu: It is easy to dodge a spear that comes in front of you but hard to keep harms away from an arrow shot from behind. How about you? Hope you are fine. Veeru: Today I realized why wise people say “Action speaks louder than words” Jayu: Before I reached home, it is curiosity already killed the cat. Veeru: In my case, I had lifted the stone only to drop at my own feet. Jayu: We should govern our family as we cook small fish – very gently. Is your wife cool now? Veeru: How can you put out a fire set on a cart-load of firewood with only a cup of water? What did you do? Jayu: Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away was best. Veeru: It’s almost midnight. We should not cry over the split milk. Let's go to sleep now. Jayu: Yeah. When in Rome, do as Roman do. Good Night. Both went to sleep to wake up the next day alive, fresh, and fit.

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