Monday, September 26, 2005

Lao Tzu variations

Variations on a famous saying by Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher:

"Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish …

… and you get rid of him for an entire weekend."

… and he’ll bore you for a lifetime."

... and he’ll go into debt to buy a bass boat."

… and you’ll find bait in your fridge."

… and he’ll sit in a boat all day, drinking beer."

Any others?

Exterior, Two Rivers Fishing Museum, Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2005 James Jordan.
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Jeff said...

...and soon he'll have a cat as a best friend.

greyspace said...

...and you'll make him a liar."

Sue said...

and you'll fill your freezer with fish that you can't eat because they're full of mercury.

James said...

Good comments, all. Sue, I hope you're not speaking from experience!

Anonymous said...

. . . and you'll have accomplish something very few have. You'll have taught a man something.

James said...

Ow, that's cold.