Man Oh! Man
When without money, eats wild vegetables at home.
When has money, eats same wild vegetables in fine restaurant.
When without money, rides bicycle;
When has money, rides the same as an ‘exercise machine’.
When without money, walks to earn food.
When has money, walks to burn the food.
Man Oh Man ! never fail to deceive thyself !
When without money, wishes to get married;
When has money, wishes to get divorced.
When without money, wife becomes secretary;
When has money, secretary becomes wife.
When without money, acts like a rich man;
When has money, acts like a poor man.
Man, Oh Man! never can tell the simple truth !
Says share market is bad but keeps speculating;
Says money is evil but keeps accumulating.
Says high positions are lonely but keeps wanting them.
Says gambling & drinking are bad but keeps indulging;
Man Oh Man ! Never means what he says and never says what he means!
(contributed by A Mohan Rao on 28.02.2011)