(Pseudo) Proverb Chinese
Confusion says sleep with itchy butt wake up with smelly fingers
Pastor Arnold heard this proverb from funny friends during college (UC Irvine).
Clearly this proverb is a parody of the Chinese philosopher Confucius actual teachings. Even during elementary and middle school, I vaguely remember hearing friends coming up with proverbs such as this. Often, my friends would even attempt a fake Chinese accent when saying their new proverb.
It is interesting to note Pastor Arnold and I have exclusively heard this proverb (and similar proverbs) from students (who should be engaging in serious studies yet are slyly mocking traditional wisdom) while Confucius Analects primarily emphasizes studying.