What A Face Means To The Chinese
My cousin in San Jose, Valerie Wong, sent me this joke:
An American, a Japanese and a Chinese went for a hike one
day. It was very hot. They were sweating and exhausted.
When they came upon a small lake, they took off all their
clothes and jumped into the water, since it was fairly secluded.
Feeling refreshed, the trio decided to pick a few berries while
enjoying their ” freedom. ” As they were crossing an open area,
suddenly a group of ladies from town appeared.
Unable to get to their clothes in time, the American and
the Japanese quickly used their hands to cover their privates.
But the Chinese covered his face while they ran for cover.
After the ladies had left and the men got their clothes back on.
The American and the Japanese asked the Chinese why he
covered his face rather than his private parts.
The Chinese replied,
” I don't know about you, but in my country, it's the
face that people recognize. “