old man. The young punk had spiked, multi-coloured, green,
purple, and orange hair. His clothing was a tattered mix of leather
rags. His legs were tattooed and he wore only one pair of shoes. His
face was pierced with jewelry and his earrings were red, yellow and
The old man stared at the young punk for a long time as the train
traveled across the city.
Finally, the punk looked across at the old man and yelled at him with abuses and vulgar words,
“What are you looking at, you-good-for nothing old man? Didn’t you do anything wild and immoral when you were young?”
Without hesitation, the old man replied, “Sure I did. When I was young and in the Navy, once I got really drunk and had sex with a parrot. I was wondering if you might be my son.”
Reflection Many a youngster today lacks civic and moral education. Many have not learnt courtesy, politeness and manners. Some go astray in behavior and conduct. It is indeed a challenge to educate the young in 'life lessons' .
Bro. Oh Teik Bin