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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 31, 1998

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

It's when you run away that you're most liable to stumble. - Casey Robinson, The Snows of Kilimanjaro

(Reader's Digest, October 1993)


"Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life." - Genesis 9:14,15 NIV

I was looking at a beautiful picture of the Grand Canyon. The evening light brought out the special colors of the various layers of earth in the canyon wall. The bands of color had a similarity to the rainbow but with a different promise. As sure as God destroyed sin at the time of the flood, He will one day again end the sin in which we suffer. - Richard Wimer

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

BASIC RULES FOR DRIVING IN BOSTON: (Subject to change at any time)
Part 2 of 2

16. There is no such thing as a shortcut during rush-hour traffic in Boston.

17. Rush 'Hour' generally only lasts from 7 am until 8 pm.

18. It is traditional in Boston to honk your horn at cars that don't move the instant the light changes. Color doesn't matter.

19. Never put your faith in signs that purport to provide directions. They are put there to confuse people who don't know their way around the city. And to confuse those who do but are detoured by the Big Dig.

20. Use extreme caution when pulling into breakdown lanes. Breakdown lanes are not for breaking down, but for speeding, especially during rush hour.

21. Breakdown lanes may also end without warning causing traffic jams as people merge back in.

22. Never use directional signals, since they only confound and distract other Boston drivers, who are not used to them.

23. Similarly, never attempt to give hand signals. Boston drivers, unused to such courtesies, will think you are waving them on to pass you.

24. The yellow light is not, as commonly supposed outside the Boston area, a signal to slow down. It is a warning to speed up and get through the intersection before the light turns red. As a result, yellow lights only light for a quarter of a second.

25. Seeking eye contact with another driver revokes your right of way.

26. Never pass on the left when you can pass on the right. Sidewalks are optional.

27. In making a left turn from the right lane, employ the element of surprise. That is, do it as suddenly as possible, so as to stun other drivers. Crossing entire 4-lane roads in one block always gains the respect and salutes.

28. Speed limits are arbitrary figures posted only to make you feel guilty.

29. Whenever possible, stop in the middle of a crosswalk to ensure inconveniencing as many pedestrians as possible.

30. Remember that the goal of every Boston driver is to get there first, by whatever means necessary.

31. Above all, keep moving. And good luck. You'll need it.

(Shared by Keith's Mostly Clean Humor & Weird List Ksullivan@worldnet.att.net)


A diplomatic husband said to his wife, "How do you expect me to remember your birthday when you never look any older?" - Quips & Quotes, E. C. McKenzie

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

$32,779: Earnings in 1997 by top pro rodeo bull rider Ty Hickerson.
100: Number of serious injuries incurred during the 1997 rodeo circuit.

$353,044: Winnings in 1997 by top pro bowler Walter Ray Williams Jr.
0: Number of serious injuries incurred during the 1997 bowling circuit.
-Time, February 23, 1998

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