Translated by Alan Chow
Mom: Hey Son, I’m going to sell my new book at the fair this Friday. Would you be interested in giving me a testimonial in Mandarin?
Son: Nah, that’s ok, I don’t think my Mandarin is good enough for that.
Mom: Good enough? Didn’t you grow up speaking mandarin at home?
Mom thought for a minute: I know! Instead of giving a testimonial, why don’t you talk about how your mother is such a great investor, she’s never been in the kitchen.
Son: But Mom, you have been in the kitchen, just not ours.
Mom was puzzled: What makes you say that?
Son: How else are you going to know the condition of a house before you buy it?”
Mom: Hey Son. Good news! The new Tenant’s rent deposit just came in. I can hear the money coming in, Cha-Ching!
Son: I think Dad also heard Cha-Ching, tough it’s coming from the bank where he’s paying the mortgage.
Mom: That’s funny.