The Fighting Cock



A friend of mine was once working far in a remote district where river transport was the main mode of transport. He had to travel in a speed boat most of the time. Here is a funny story that he has related to me.

According to him, he was resting in a speed boat when he witnessed two villagers hopping into the boat one day. They were bringing along two fighting cocks. Apparently they were going for a cock-fighting session in another village.

Being an enthusiast in fighting cock, my friend instantly sat up straight and paid close attention to the fighting cocks. "They are of good breed and a sure winner," my friend said to the two men. The two men laughed heartily. They then had a chit chat on cock fighting.

There was a group of foreign tourists sitting at the other end of the boat. They were enjoying the river views and the surrounding sceneries. It was a clear and shiny morning.

Suddenly one of the fighting cocks escaped and was running wild. The two villagers immediately chased after it. It was a tough chase since it ran and jumped. Many of the passengers were agitated. The two men had to say "sorry sorry" for a long while.

The fighting cock finally hid under a seat where the foreign tourists were. The two villagers scratched their heads and didn't know what to do; there was a beautiful lady sitting on that particular seat.

Eagerly wanting to get their precious fighting cock under the seat, one of the villagers finally blurted out, "Lady, can you open your legs please, my cock is down there." Many of the passengers bursted into laughter, including my friend. The foreign tourists were very angry, thinking that the two villagers were very rude. The beautiful lady immediately stood up and sat in another seat, while the two villagers squatted down and grabbed hold of their fighting cock.

The two men felt very shy and sheepily walked to a quiet corner of the boat.

Sometimes, in the spur of a moment, we do make silly mistakes in talking, what more the ignorant villager who had limited vocabulary.

Any way, everyone finally had a good laugh, and the journey was smooth and full of fun again.

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