In the past, an official celebrated his birthday.A small official under him heard that he was born in the year of “the rat”.
To curry the official’s favour, he had a gold rat cast as a birthday present and went to the official’s house to congratulate him on his birthday. The official was very pleased at the sight of the gold rat and said:“Do you know? In a few days my
wife will celebrate her birthday too. She was born in the year of the ‘ox’.”