The past several years have witnessed a phenomenon in which a variety of promises have been arising from people in all walks of life. Regretfully, quite a lot of promises are sheer nonsense, just as the hen in the given cartoon commits herself to laying eggs which are round without any angles and corners and have shells, egg whites and yolks.
Odd and funny as they sound, such false promise can be seen and heard everywhere in our country. Some administration departments promise to perform their task fairly and effectively without taking any bribes; some manufacturing units guarantee to turn out products of good quality; some commercial enterprises swear to provide genuine commodities and polite and enthusiastic services. Can you find anything new and substantial other than their assumed obligations in these "promises"? I presume your answer will be negative. As a matter of fact, their intentions in making such commitments are nothing but to put on a civilized disguise to please or deceive the public.
I dare say that corruption and cheat are causing damage to society both materially and morally. But the hen and her like should know that dishonest behaviors help no one to survive the intense competition of a market economy system. They should remember the old saying, “honesty is the best policy”.