The Teacher’s Lie

This is a parody of Chinese Cultural Revolution posters, which reads: “Prepare food, prepare a house, find a wife.”

At junior high, the teacher in charge of our class encouraged us to focus on our studies and avoid dating when young: “What’s the hurry? The Party will provide you with one [a husband/wife] in the future.” Over the years, I’ve kept these words in mind. Now I’m 28 years old, and I’m still a single Party member…

初中时,班主任劝学生别早恋,要认真学习:“急什么?将来党会分配一个给你。” 多年来我一直记着这句话。现在28岁了,我仍是一名光荣的单身党员…


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