Unemployed Eunuchs


I just finished a book about the Opium War and it spoke about the Eunuchs in the Chinese Emperors court.

When the Empire ended, so did the jobs for eunuchs.  I tried to imagine a eunuch on the unemployment line.

“Previous occupation?”

“Eunuch,” said in a falsetto voice.

The clerk grunts, “Child care or massage parlor work.”

Now there’s a cross purpose.  Well child care, because no sexual abuse, massage parlor, he can perform duties he used to do for the Emperor.

 

 

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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