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Rachel Lu

Humour — Daddy, Why Don’t You Start a Government?

Lu Yaming (@陆亚明), a business man in Shenzhen, recently shared a story on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter:

“I remember when my daughter was really young and she asked me one day, ‘Daddy, do you always make money when you start a company?’ I said, ‘That’s hard to say. In fact, most companies lose money until they go bankrupt.’ She followed, ‘Is there anything that only makes money and never loses?’ I said, ‘The government!’ My daughter suddenly realized something, ‘Daddy, why don’t you start a government?’ What are you trying to do, kid? That carries the death penalty. You are trying to kill your dad at such a young age. {{1}}[[1]]记得女儿还很小的时候,有一天忽然问我“爸爸,开公司是不是一定赚钱?”,我回答“那可不一定,事实上,大部分都是赔钱,直到倒闭”。又问“那干什么只赚不赔?”,我答“政府啊!”。女儿恍然大悟,“爸爸,那你开个政府吧!”这坑爹的孩子啊,那可是死罪啊,小小年纪楞把老子往绝路上逼啊.[[1]]

Professor Yu Jianrong (@于建嵘) responded: “That is one smart child. Let her go abroad in the future, and start a foreign government.” {{2}}[[2]] 真是坑爹啊。以后让她出国吧,开一个外国政府。[[2]] However, user @微妮妮 reminded Professor Yu that the plan would not work because “foreign governments don’t make money.” {{3}}[[3]]外国政府不赚钱[[3]]

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Rachel Lu

Rachel Lu is a co-founder of Tea Leaf Nation. Rachel traces her ancestry to Southern China. She spent much of her childhood memorizing Chinese poetry. After long stints in New York, New Haven and Cambridge, she has returned to China to bear witness to its great transformation. She is currently based in China.
  • Archie

    Funny coz its true.

  • Archie

    Funny coz its true.

  • east2west

    Very smart kid!

  • east2west

    Very smart kid!