The Difference Between You and Me

[A joke for all Mandarin speakers. I don't really want to translate it because it loses its meaning in English and it won't be funny...but if you really want to know, ask me!]

I received my monthly mailer from Harrods this evening, and blazoned across the red letter were the words ’10% off this weekend exclusively for Harrods members’.

I casually told the husband, “Hey, Harrods 叫我去shopping.”

And I certainly didn’t see this coming..

“叫Harrods去死。”

Suffice to say I was speechless for about two seconds before bursting into hysterical laughter.

There you go, the difference between us.

[Ok maybe it wasn't funny to you, even if you understand Mandarin, but you should have seen M deadpan.....Oscar-winning moment!]

 

 

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14 Responses to “The Difference Between You and Me”


  1. 1 thenakedlistener October 3, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Hahahaha, that’s a good one. Sounds even worse in Cantonese though.

  2. 3 Lucy L October 4, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Hahahaha, jokes, and yes, it’s even funnier in cantonese! LOL

  3. 5 yAnn October 4, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Ah the universal dilemma between husbands and wives everywhere!

  4. 7 miss ene October 4, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Oooh. I’m a little taken aback at M’s ‘outburst’. So feeeeeirce! Heh.

  5. 9 Mrs Ergül October 5, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Indeed the universal difference between the men and women of the house. Whenever I wanna buy something, he will go, “is there an urgency for this? we stay in a small house.” I will go, “no, there is no urgency. there is never any urgency for much. I just want it.”

  6. 11 Lady J October 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    This was funny! As for me, I just don’t tell J who I go shopping with… He still doesn’t understand why the need for xxx bags/shoes/clothes, etc. ;p

  7. 13 Eunice October 18, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    I literally burst out laughing when I read this. Hahahahahaha.


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