30 August 2007

funny Thai proverb

I learned a new Thai saying today.

I'd bought a rather nice guitar after months of deliberation, only to realize upon bringing it home that I am really a piano player at heart, and should have bought a piano instead. I've been trying to sell it for close to the price I paid, but the best and only offer I've had is for about $160 lower than I paid.

I told my Thai teacher I'm probably going to sell it to this guy because "at least his offer is better than nothing!"

She replied, กำขี้ดีกว่ากำตด (gam kii dii gwaa gam tod).

Translated, it's "Better to grasp poo than a fart," meaning at least you have something in your hand.


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