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WIT & WISDOM - October 1, 1998

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. - Unknown [1]


There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, to hammer a nail in the back fence.

The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Then it gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out, it won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. [2]

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

TIPS FOR MOMS & DADS Part 18 of 18

HINT #341: Don't kiss teens in front of their friends.
HINT #342: No credit cards until they graduate.
HINT #343: Check before believing Dad said it was okay.
HINT #344: Murphy's Law is true.
HINT #345: Feel free to remind them of your labor pains.
HINT #346: Sometimes you'll have to tell little white lies.
HINT #347: Remember that you used Cliff Notes too.
HINT #348: At least comic books mean they're reading.
HINT #349: Disposable diapers are worth the guilt.
HINT #350: Don't buy infant clothes without snaps.

[The eighteen parts of "Tips for Moms & Dads" can be found in the following issues of WITandWISDOM(tm): 2001 - #1 Mar 1, #2 Apr 2, #3 May 1, #4 Jun 1, #5 Jul 2, #6 Aug 1, #7 Sep 3, #8 Oct 1, 1998 - #9 Jan 1, #10 Feb 2, #11 Mar 2, #12 Apr 1, #13 May 1, #14 Jun 1, #15 Jul 1, #16 Aug 3, #17 Sep 1, #18 Oct 1]

Source: Dean's Humor List


How much it adds to human grief
That witty speech is often brief.
How true it is - and what a pity
That lengthy talks are seldom witty.
- Author Unknown
Bits & Pieces, January 10, 1991 [4]

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Why are coin banks shaped like pigs?
Originally people kept their money in jars that were made of clay called "pygg." Realizing the phonetic similarity between pygg (the material) and pig (the animal), people started to create their jars in the shape of a pig, and later called them "piggy banks." Source: "Knowledge in a Nutshell" by Charles Reichblum [5]


[1] (INSPIRE http://www.infoadvn.com/inspire/
[2] (Richard Huggins via Bill's Punch Line tcmrtalk@airmail.net)
[4] http://www.epinc.com/
[5] (http://www.MailBits.com/Trivia)

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