One Japanese bragged to another that he made a fan last twenty years by opening only a fourth section, and using this for five years, then the next section, and so on.
The other Japanese registered scorn.
“Wasteful!” he ejaculated. “I was better taught. I make a fan last a lifetime. I open it wide, and hold it under my nose quite motionless. Then I wave my head.”
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Wife:—”Women are not extravagant. A woman can dress smartly on a sum that would keep a man looking shabby.”
Husband:—”That’s right. What you dress on keeps me looking shabby.”