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The China-Man

The China-Man

“Have you ever heard the story of the China-man?”

“The China-man owns a small farm in a tiny village. One day, one of his horses bolts from the farm and runs away. All of his friends from the small village rush over to commiserate him and they say, ‘Oh no, that’s terrible!’”

“The China-man says… ‘Maybe’…”

“A little while later and a group of untamed wild horses make their way to his farm; more than making up for what he lost. His villager friends again rush to him, this time to celebrate, and they say…’Oh, that’s wonderful!’”

“The China-man says… ‘Maybe’…”

“A little while after that, the China-man’s son takes one of the wild horses out and tries to ride it. The horse bucks him off and he breaks his leg. The villager friends once again commiserate with him and they say, ‘Oh no, that’s terrible!’”

“The China-man says… ‘Maybe’…”

“The Chinese guard then come through for conscription and conscript all the young men in the village into war; all except the man’s son, who they overlook because he has a broken leg. The villagers, even though distraught, rush to the man to celebrate with him, and they say…’Oh, that’s wonderful!’”

“The China-man says… ‘Maybe’…”

“When I first won the OSW Rewind Championship, people were congratulating me on my victory. They thought I was the luckiest man alive.”

“Maybe…”

When Vayikra pinned me to a cross and hammered a nail through my hand, The Rainbow Party came to my rescue. People commiserated with me. They told me how terrible it must feel to be so brutally harmed.”

“Maybe…”

“Then I lost the Rewind Championship to Sir Bellator and everyone told me how bad that must feel; how someone who treated me like he did, could be successful.”

“Maybe…”

“A few weeks later, I won it back and people want to celebrate with me. They told me I must feel on top of the world to be a two time Rewind Champion in Old School Wrestling.”

“Maybe…”

“And now I must defend it at Invasion against three other people. Do you know what they’re saying now, dude? They’re telling me how sad I must feel.”

“Do you know why the China-man always responded to these incidents with maybe? It’s because you never know what’s around the corner; you don’t know what one event will lead into. You don’t ever know what’s next. You can go from being nailed to a cross to making two best friends. You can go from surviving a church fire to having your hoverboard stolen.”

“You just don’t know.”

“So, I might lose my Championship this week at Invasion and that might suck.”

“Maybe…”

“Or I might successfully defend it and that might be great.”

“Maybe…”

“But whatever happens, it’s just one event; it’s just Invasion..”

“Maybe that’ll be great, maybe it’ll be hell.”

“You just don’t know what’s around the corner.”

The Generation Kid