Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ostrich struts?

There are times when I bump into people I don't like, I pretended not to see them. It's not bcoz I am afraid to say hello to them, but I simply am lazy to behave unnaturally. That is so not me.

I have heard of an old belief saying that an ostrich would hide its head in the sand when it is frightened (when it sees enemies, that is). It makes the ostrich feels safe that way.

So, sometimes I feel funny at myself for 'behaving like an ostrich.'

However, there is no evidence that the popular belief is true. It is wrong and has never been recorded. No one has actually observed this happening.

Although ostriches are not among the more intelligent species of animals, they are not stupid enough to hide their heads, thinking they cannot be seen. In fact, when it is frightened, it would drop to the ground, with its neck stretched parallel with it and lie still. When the danger comes closer, just like other will take off and run.

Story 1

Along (my eldest sister), Bettyone (my younger sister) and I were riding in a car one day. Along was driving and we both were at the back seat (bcoz the co-driver seat was full of books).

Along : Y' friend told me that she ate an ostrich dish.

Me : (thinking of teasing her) What?

Along : Yes, I said ostrich.

Me : She ATE ostrich?

Along : Yeah...what's wrong with that?

Me : (trying hard not to laugh). That's ridiculous! Do u know what is an ostrich?

Along : Err... (couldnt peek at the rear mirror, was focusing on the road)

Me : (getting support to tease) U see, Yone! Makan ostrich!!!!

Yone : Huh?!! Giler ahhh...

Along : Ostrich is that kinda burung unta right? So, boleh la makan.

Me : No la.

Along : Then, what is it?

Me : (quickly think for a frightening answer) It's tenggiling la!

Along : Hoh?! I tot it's burung unta. I better tell my fren very soon.

Me & Yone : Hey, can't u see that our nostrils are big now...bcoz we are lying. Haha

Along : Cettt... tau la vocab aku x power!!! Hang jagaa...

Story 2

A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders.

The man says, "A hamburger, fries and a coke," and turns to the ostrich, "What’s yours?"

"I’ll have the same," says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order ‘That will be $9.40 please,’ and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, ‘A hamburger, fries and a coke’

The ostrich says, ‘I’ll have the same.’

Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes routine until the two enter again. ‘The usual?’ asks the waitress.

‘No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and a salad,’ says the man.

‘Same,’ says the ostrich.

Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, ‘That will be $32.62.’

Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. ‘Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?

‘Well,’ says the man, ’several years ago I was cleaning the attic and found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie apeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.’

‘That’s brilliant!’ says the waitress. Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you’ll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live. It’s brilliant!’

‘That’s right. Whether it’s a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact amount of money is always there,’ says the man.

The waitress asks, ‘What’s with the ostrich?’

The man sighs, pauses and answers, ‘My second wish was for a tall chick with a big butt and long legs who agrees with everything I say.’


  1. hehehe..
    thanks for sharing..

    so cute la ostrich sorok kepala mcm tu..


  2. hahahaha serious kelakar second story tu! good one tak pernah dengar lagi.

    btw, makan burung unta?erkkkk boleh eh?

  3. wow..rumah baru u.... nice!!!

    wakakakaka...klaka2 citer tuh... ermmm great jokes... kat fear factor selalu ade acara mkn telur ostrich kan? eeee geliii....

  4. veryy good one,,,yg u tease Along tu. hahah!

  5. Lady of Leisure,
    kalo kita nyuruk mcm tu, agak2 kiut x ye? haha

    nur,nura,nurad,yani, careful with ur wishes.

    drama mama,
    kalo sembelih, buleh la mkn.

    mana ntah i nye blogskin. xkuar lak. hampes tul.

    smpi skrg my Along kena kutuk kalo kitorg sebut apa2 psl ostrich.

  6. MUAHAHAHHAHA okeh ceta man and ostrich tu super lawak okay@!~!!!
    i can help it to laugh out loud samapi kena sound dah ngn cubemate haku!

  7. Jiji,
    eleh cubemate tu marah kunun. cuba citer kat dia. silap2 dia gelak smpi bgegar masalam tu.haha

  8. hahaha! moral of the 2nd story: beware what u wish for

    that totally cracked me up and made my day. thanks. sometimes this is all u need to get u through a long, tiring day :)

    ps: it sooo feels like a friday today to me, padahal baru je wednesday. THAT is how tired I am.... *SIGH*

  9. oyis,
    good to hear that it helps. hope ur day is great today, as there's one more day to go.


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