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Berikut lima contoh anecdote text bahasa Inggris yang bisa cermati, dikutip dari laman Ristihusni dan Sekolahbahasainggris, Selasa (21/11/2023).
Guess what happened when there was a fisherman who threw a big fish back into the water and kept only that small one? It is an unusual incident, isn't it?
One morning, a man was crossing a narrow bridge. When he saw a fisherman under him on the shady bank of the deep smooth river, he stopped to watch him quietly.
He saw that the fisherman had taken off the hook and caught a big fish. But he threw it back into the water. Then he put his hook and line in again. After a minute he caught rather big fish. Again, he threw it back into the river. Then the third time, he caught a small fish. He put it into his basket and started to get ready to go. The man on the bridge was very surprised, so he spoke to the fisherman. He asked why he threw those beautiful big fishes back into the water and just kept only the small ones.
The fisherman looked up and answered, "I only have a small frying pan".
An old woman came into her doctor’s office and confessed to an embarrassing problem.”I do that all the time, doctor Johnson, but they’re soundless, and they have no odor. In fact, since I’ve been here, I have done it no less than twenty times.
What can I do?”. “Here’s a prescription, Mrs. Harris. Take these pills three times a day for seven days and come back and see me in a week.” Next week an upset Mrs. Harris marched into Dr. Johnson’s office. “doctor, I don’t know what was in those pills.
But the problem is worse! I’m doing it just as much, but now it smells terrible! What do you have to say for yourself?”, ”Calm down, Mrs. Harris,” said the doctor soothingly. “Now that we’ve fixed your sinuses, we’ll work on your hearing!!!”
The Cattleman and The Ranch Officer
There was a cattleman who had several cows on his patio. He made an expansive enclosure so that all the bovines could get into it.
One day, a ranch officer went by him. He asked, "What do you provide for these bovines consistently?"
The cattleman answered, "I give them grass".
The officer said boisterously, "You are a merciless proprietor, you don't give them a fitting nourishment, you need to pay 2 million rupiahs as a charge".
The cattleman then gave the cash with disturbance.
A couple of weeks after the fact, the officer returned. He asked, "What do you provide for these dairy animals?"
The rancher gladly answered, "I give them a scrumptious dinner, I bolster my bovines milk and cheeseburgers, even a couple of days back I purchased them Pizza".
The officer immediately contended, "You need to pay 3 million rupiah".
The cattleman answered, "Why? I have treated all cows in a great way, right?"
Once more, the officer argued, "You have treated every one of these cows past the sensible ways".
Irately, the cattleman got into the house and took the cash then gave it to the officer.
For a few weeks, the cattleman thought of an arrangement for the best way to conquer this issue. At last, he got a splendid thought!
In the morning, the ranch specialists returned. He asks, "How are you, Sir? what have you bolster to these dairy animals?"
The cattleman uproariously answered, "I have given them cash and each bovine gets 5000 rupiahs, obviously it's dependent upon them to eat all that they need, they doubtlessly can pick the most fitting nourishment".
Officers in the end were noiseless and fell confounded to reply.
A Wrong Love
I had a really bad experience with love when I was at the university. I was so young, spirited, and blinded by romantic love stories from TV series.
It was my first year at the university. I had many new friends and most of them were boys. We were so close to each other. We liked to share jokes and laughed so hard as if we had been friends for years.
But I found one who was very special and I called him John. We cracked jokes and shared stories more than we did with other friends.
One day, John sent me a message. He said that he wanted to meet me in the cafeteria. I was so curious and happy at the same time. I thought he had something urgent to tell, maybe he wanted to say that he loved me.
When I was there, I saw John who was busy with his books. I approached him and asked what he wanted. Do you know what? I felt very disappointed when he told me that he wanted to borrow my book. He had an urgent assignment with an immediate deadline. That’s all, nothing more.
It was a bad and embarrassing experience. I thought he would say that he loved me but all I got was he only wanted to borrow a book. I think this experience can be a great lesson for me to control my thoughts.
God Make Me a TV
Students at an elementary school were asked to write an essay about what they would like God to do for them. At the end of the day, while grading the essays, a teacher read one that made her very emotional.
Her husband, who had just walked in, saw her crying and asked her "What happened?" She answered "Read this. It is one of my school's students' essays".
"Oh God, tonight I ask you something very special. Make me into a television set. I want to take its place and live like the TV in my house.
Have my own special place, and have my family around me. To be taken seriously when I talk. I want to be the center of attention and be heard without interruptions or questions.
I want to receive the same special care as the TV set receives even when it is not working. Have the company of my dad when he arrives home from work, even when he is tired. And I want my mom to want me when she is sad and upset, instead of ignoring me. And I want my brothers to fight to be with me.
I want to feel that family just leaves everything aside, every now and then, just to spend some time with me. And last but not least, ensure that I can make them all happy and entertain them. Lord, I don't ask you for much. I just want to live like a TV."
At that moment the husband said "My God, poor kid. What horrible parents!"
The wife looked up at him and said "That essay is our son's!"
Sumber: Ristihusni, Sekolahbahasainggris
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