Friday, February 23, 2007

Express World

"Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!"

These famous words from the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland is a pretty good idea of how we live our lives today - in the Express lane!

We drive in the express lane:

We fly express:

We drink express coffee:

And eat express noodles:

We shop express:

Then pay for it in the express lane:

So is it no wonder then that services today are also express?!

On the first day of Chinese New Year, we went to a family friend's open house. Whilst eating, we were greatly excited to hear the "tong tong chiang" of an approaching lion dance lorry and even more pleased cos we had front row seats to watch the lion. The lorry stopped and the workers wheeled out the drums and brought out the lion head with much flourish. Striking up their drums and cymbals, the lion kowtowed 3 times, proceeded to move its head from left to right and THAT WAS IT!

Sis and I stared at each other in aghast! Our lion dance lasted for the grand total of 2 minutes and it probably took them longer to set it up!

It looks like even with the optimistic trend of the economy, some people are still not taking chances and choosing to opt for the "budget" section, or to put it a little more politically correct...the Express Lion Dance Service!

What a great marketing tool for busy businessmen who still want the "tong tong chiang" beats but don't have the time! We can start with this tag-line:

"We dance in no more time than it takes for you to peel your mandarin; don't blink or you might just miss us!"


Paris Beaverbanks said...

ROFLOL!!! Ya so true - express service btw I tagged you aunty :P

Pink Elle said...

Boo...saw your tag...will get round to it later la!