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Saturday, October 4, 2008

This Is How You Solve Your Disputes

Everyday, a hen owned by a maori man would lay an egg in his garden which was used as his daily breakfast. One day, he looked into his garden only to find that the hen laid her egg in the Samoan’s garden.

He was about to go next door when saw the Samoan rush out of the house to pick up the egg for himself. The Maori ran up to the Samoan and told him that the egg belonged to him because he owned the hen.

The Samoan disagreed because the egg was laid on his property. They argued for a while until finally the Maori said, "In Aotearoa we normally solve disputes by the following method. I kick you in the nuts and time how long it takes you to get back up, and then you kick me in the nuts and time how long it takes me to get up. Whoever gets up the quickest wins the egg."

The Samoan thought for a moment and noticed that the Maori was only barefeeted. He then looked at his own feet, which boasted a shiny pair of new Nike Basketball boots.

He quickly agreed to resolve the dispute, "Maori Style".

The Maori took a few steps back and kicked the Samoan in the balls as hard as he could. The Samoan fell to the ground clutching himself and howled in agony for 30 minutes. Eventually, the Samoan stood up and said; "Now it’s my turn to kick you."

The Maori shrugged his shoulders and said, "No, you can keep the egg!"

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