Thursday, April 07, 2005

Things my mother taught me #1

"Always have separate bank accounts."

This is the earliest one I can remember, imparted when I was around 6 years of age and had no idea what she was talking about. Aphorisms like these were usually followed by an example where someone she knew flouted this law and reaped ignominy as a result.

E.g., "You know Mrs Lee from down the road? Her husband emptied out their joint account and ran away with the maid to Malaysia. Now she has to live with her parents and clean toilets for a living."