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Another lady-singing-in-the-bathroom story

A couple of Retrievia issues back, I mentioned a way of testing whether a person was a true musician.

Here’s the test. A true musician is one who, when he hears a lady singing in the bathroom, tiptoes quietly to the door of the bathroom, feels for the keyhole and, then, puts his EAR (not eye ) to the keyhole.

Here is the story.

A teenage girl had just been allowed to join the sisterhood of an old and conservative convent. The Mother Superior of the convent told the youngster to henceforth conduct herself with dignity and decorum; i.e., NO CURLERS in her hair, NO RUSHING around, and NO SINGING in the bathroom.

Besides NO SINGING in the bathroom, she would have to bathe with her clothes ON!

YES, bathe with clothes ON!

Young girl: But why do I have to bathe with my clothes ON?

Mother S: Hush! Child! Don’t you know? God can see everything. This means God can see through walls and see you bathing. That is why you must bathe with your clothes ON .

Young girl: But, Mother Superior, if God can see through walls, Surely, He can also see through my clothes!

Well, as the saying goes, “Children should be seen and not hurt!”.

Re-trievia recalled: Excerpts from Year 2002
Tan Wee Kiat


Written by Ivan Chew

28 November, 2007 at 10:13 pm

Posted in Year 2002

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  1. “Children should be seen and not hurt!”.

    My kids would agree with you. On the advice of a COMFORT taxi driver, they insisted that my wife and I should join the NTUC Club ….. and Never to use Cane!

    Lam Chun See

    29 November, 2007 at 12:14 pm

  2. Thanks for the comment.
    The challenge is to convince conservative parents to move from the saying/belief that “Children should be seen and not HEARD” to “Children should be seen and not HURT”.

    tan wee kiat

    29 November, 2007 at 11:11 pm

  3. But I didn’t join the NTUC. I used the cane a lot .. but mostly to make empty threats and beating the table and chairs.

    Lam Chun See

    1 December, 2007 at 4:07 pm

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