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Q222. Master: “Where are you coming from?”

A. Student: “From home, Sir.”

Master: “What did you see on the way here?”

Student: “I saw sheep.”

Master: “How many sheep did you see?”

Student: “Five sheep.”

Master: “No, you saw ten sheep.”

Student: “Sir, I saw five sheep. Why do you say I saw ten sheep?”

Master: “You still didn’t see the sheep.”

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Commentary:

Things go wrong when you look upon an official affair as a personal affair.

 

 

©Boo Ahm

 

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