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Anecdotes and the Sharp Wit of a Teacher Poet Thinker

Anecdotes and Wisdom, Wit, Humor, Satire, Quotes, Jokes of the late witty Orhan Seyfi Ari

Fedai, Halkin Sesi -27 Dec. 92

�� He always wore a smile...�

In his articles little stories, jokes, humor, satire, made witty teacher thinker poet Orhan Ari�s [died 1992] points social, intellectual, political, spiritual, philosophical.

Diplomatic communiques were like broadcasting live on the radio a match between two boxers Abdi and Bandinelli, and announcing the winner as Abdinelli�

World�s troubles.. asthmatics�d become deep sea divers.

Never too late to change one�s mind, to make a start?! A driver rolling down a cliff deciding to drive carefully!?

Ignorant we all were -some, even of their ignorance...

Irrelevancy was a natural common refuge of man ~�You�ve gone bald!� he joked with a friend who responded, �Ha! As if your son�s got more hair than I!�

Perseverance was a matter of whether one had a better purpose than a rope denting the stone of a well or will stronger than little delicate plants� shooting, growing, through cracks of concrete country pavements.

Whined a friend �Missed my train.. only five minutes late!� He said �You�d�ve also if you were 5 seconds late.�

Referendums often asked if the patient preferred the blanket to cover the feet by exposing the behind.

Evolution.. �we were apes�.. weren�t we, now, �man�!?

Reincarnation.. whoever died first would inform the other ~one died -a bird flew in through the window -�My friend �letting me know� reasoned the other.

Justifications of some reminded of a teenager he�d given a booklet: �smoking kills early.� He was shown a newspaper: an old man was a smoker.

Relationships were like using a mirror: could one make faces expecting to see a smiling image?

Avoidance of issues often was avoidance of embarrassment ~�Why�s that?� asks the child �the parent replies �Oh look, a bird.. flying!�

Skill was in building things �any fool could wreck them...

Spiritual concern needless? Babies in wombs not knowing what next did consider needless limbs...

Cheap goods to buy only the wealthy could afford.

Strength didn�t necessarily suffice ~�I am a boxer!� threatened one �the other laughed �I am a runner!..�

Importance was relative ~a farmer�d talked on sowing, reaping �a farm boy bragged �Exactly 99 flies sat on our cow as he talked �I was counting them.�

Society the individuals comprised of ~but each lamb at the abattoir hung by its own legs.

Obedience had to be understood the reason for, else it backfired ~�Musn�t practise drums without asking!� parent told child practising during siesta �child woke parent up to ask if could...

Assumption that what didn�t glitter wasn�t gold, not of value? Like platinum �even rarer, more precious!?

Explanations of some were like a co-op shop saying a folding fan broke because it was fanned, or ant repellent should be put into ants� eyes.

Politics external were like a native saying �Hurry up� and an alien responding �Harry no up �is downstairs.�

God perhaps did not exist -but what if He did..?!

Elixir.. cure for all ailments, people bought well ~the tank emptied �it was refilled with tap water.

Clean would a missionary who�d not heard of nonwhites a black boy ~and scraped the boy�s skin off...

Brave.. criticising cowards �a bang was heard, all took cover, later worrying where he was �eventually he appeared: �Pooh, that frightened y�all..!?�

Test another to, they asked �Can you think of a word that�s shorter than but sounds like �sugar�?� -were told �Sure� ~asked �What is it, then..?�

Better than a dog that�s bit one.. by getting on all fours to bite it back!?

Life said someone was like a glass of wine, many applauded ~one asked �I don�t see how?� -was told �Well.. perhaps it isn�t, then.�

Talent another�s had �one�s own wasn�t exactly Rin-Tin-Tin, the acting dog, was it?! How true.. that was trained!

Popularity was also smile �vinegar merchant�s smile brought more customers than honey merchant�s frown.

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The above recollected anecdotes represent in their rather less complex ways the sharp wit of the late Orhan Seyfi Ari which he was also popular for -more are included in a, also copyright free, photo biography of him in quotes and verse on the following web site: http://www.geocities.com/eoa_uk/index.htm


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