'difference between Asia and Africa' - source Viet Pham
In the 1970s a young Asian and a young African go to a Western university together. They study and become firm friends before returning to their home countries to take up careers in their respective governments. Twenty years later the African decides to visit his old friend and catches a plane. The Asian is delighted to see him and proudly shows off his fine house, swimming pool and two flashy cars in the drive. The African is impressed and congratulates him. The Asian smiles and points out of the window to a huge highway in the distance. ‘Can you see that road project?’ he asks. He rubs his hands and winks before saying: ‘Ten percent’.
The next year the Asian returns the visit. The African’s house is twice as big as his. He has two pools and a fleet of cars and an army of servants. The Asian is amazed. ‘But you have done better than me?’ he cries. The African nods and points out of the window. The Asian looks and there is nothing but thick, unbroken African bush. The African winks and rubs his hands. ‘100 percent,’ he says.