A young bachelor was entertaining a young lady for dinner at his apartment. As his Chinese servant served coffee she asked him: Ling Lee, how do you make such delicious coffee? Him take plentee boil water and stir in coffee velly, velly slow, explained the servant. Yes, but it s always so clear! How do you strain it so cleverly? Questioned the guest. Him take master s silk socks … the servant to say. What! Gasped his master. You take my best silk socks to strain the coffee? Oh, no, master, replied the servant, him never take master s clean socks.