Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Chinese Criminal Organization Recruiting Ad in Flickr
I saw this photo posted in Flickr.com. It is a recruiting ad written in Chinese for someone that is interested to start/join a criminal organization.
"Searching for Someone that Would be Interested [To Whom It May Concern]
I have been recently released from prison after doing over 10 years of time. I wanted to reform [reject the way of crime] and join the society, but the government is not what it used to be [I have done my time, but the government still treats me as a criminal].
I tried to start my own business, but lost everything. Thus I am broke and lack of money [financial resource].
Today, I have decided to join a terrorist organization or the underground crime syndicate. If anyone has connections, I am willing to join.
Or, if others have the similar idea, we could join forces and start our own "mafia".
Good looking female members are encouraged and welcome.
Contact telephone number: 027-61297229
Law enforcements please do not bother me, I have yet broken any law."
The 027 telephone area code belongs to the Chinese city of Wuhan, and the International Telephone country code for China is 86.
Reader "Hai" has written an alternative translation of the poster after two commenters complained about my version has missed some of the poster's original intended humour.
Is any one absolutely certain this ad was meant to be humerous? I thought Tian's translation was fine but wrote an alternate one for fun.
"Searching for Like-Minded Individuals
After 10 years of hardship ("disasters") in prison, I've returned to society. When I first got back I tried to lead a normal life, but the government wouldn't have it. Then I started my own business but ended up in debt (bankrupt). So now I need ("am lacking") one thing: Money.
"After today's thorough consideration, I am determined to to join a terrorist organization or a suicide gang. Please hook me up if you have connections.
"If nobody ("no buddy") is willing to step up, my other idea is to round up some people and get my own "mafia" started. Hot babes ("beautiful women") are encouraged to apply. If we get along, I'll take care of you no matter what kind of trouble you're in. Welcome aboard.
"To respond please call: 027-61297229
"Law enforcement agents, please do not contact this poster. I haven't violated any laws yet!"