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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The story about woodpeckers......

Linundus received the following story from one of its ardent readers, which might explain why we have poor tourist arrivals to our country as compared to many other neighboring counties.

A Mexican woodpecker and a Canadian woodpecker were in Mexico arguing about which country had the toughest trees. The Mexican woodpecker claimed Mexico had a tree that no woodpecker could peck.

The Canadian woodpecker accepted his challenge and promptly pecked a hole in the tree with no problem. The Mexican woodpecker was amazed.

The Canadian woodpecker then challenged the Mexican woodpecker to peck a tree in Canada that was absolutely 'impeckable' (a term frequently used by all woodpeckers worldwide.) The Mexican woodpecker expressed confidence that he could do it and accepted the challenge.

The two of them flew to Canada where the Mexican woodpecker successfully pecked the so-called 'impeckable' tree almost without breaking a sweat.

Both woodpeckers were now terribly confused. How is it that the Canadian woodpecker was able to peck the Mexican tree, and the Mexican woodpecker was able to peck the Canadian tree, yet neither was able to peck the trees in their own country?

After much woodpecker pondering, they both came to the same conclusion that apparentlyTiger Woods was right when he said, "your pecker gets harder when you're away from home."

Comments by the reader …

Now you know why tourism is big big business nowadays. It's all about getting your pecker away from home isn't it? By the same token, the country that can make the pecker harder draws more tourists to it than the others. That is why tourist arrivals to our country is abysmal as compared to many other countries, even though our government tried to delude us by claiming tourists are coming here in large numbers.

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