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~~~~~~~ WITANDWISDOM™ - May 14, 1999
I've learned that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I was taking my usual morning walk when a garbage truck pulled up beside me. I thought the driver was going to ask for directions. Instead, he showed me a picture of a cute little five-year-old boy. "This is my grandson, Jeremiah," he said. "He's on a life-support system at a Phoenix hospital." Thinking he would next ask for a contribution to his hospital bills, I reached for my wallet. But he wanted something more than money. He said, "I'm asking everybody I can to say a prayer for him. Would you say one for him, please?" I did, and my problems didn't seem like much that day.
(Bob Westenberg via James Rhinehart)
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THE UNOFFICIAL SMILEY DICTIONARY - Part 1 of 3 [5-24, 6-4]
(Emoticons and Moodicons)
:-) Your basic smiley.
;-) Winky smiley. For a flirtatious and/or sarcastic remark.
:-( Frowning smiley, or depressed.
:-I Indifferent smiley.
:-> User just made a really biting sarcastic remark. Worse than :-)
>:-> User just made a really devilish remark.
>;-> Winky and devil combined. A very lewd remark was just made.
:-Q User is a smoker
Smiley invisible man
!-( Black eye
%*@:-( Hung over
%-) User has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours.
%-6 User is brain dead
'-) One eyed man
(-: User is left handed
(8-o It's Mr. Bill!
(:-( Unsmiley frowning
(:-) Smiley big-face
)8-) Scuba smiley big-face
):-( Unsmiley big-face
*:o) Bozo the Clown!
*<:-) User is wearing a Santa Claus Hat
+-:-) User is the Pope or holds some other religious office
+:-) Smiley priest
,-) One eyed winking man
- -:-( Real punk rockers don't smile
- -:-) User is a punk rocker
.-) User only has one eye
/:- Mr. Spock
0-) Smiley cyclops (scuba diver?)
3:[ Mean Pet smiley
3:] Pet smiley
8 :-) User is a wizard
8-) User is wearing sun-glasses
8:-) Glasses on forehead
8:-) User is a little girl
:'-( User is crying
:'-) User is so happy, s/he is crying
:) Cheshire cat smile
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
One fine day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started his bus, and drove off along the route. No problems for the first few stops - a few people got on, a few got off, and things went generally well.
At the next stop, however, a big hulk of a guy got on. Six feet eight, built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to the ground. He glared at the driver and said, "Big John doesn't pay!" and sat down at the back. Did I mention that the driver was five feet three, thin, and basically meek? Well, he was. Naturally, he didn't argue with Big John, but he wasn't happy about it.
The next day the same thing happened-Big John got on again, made a show of refusing to pay, and sat down. And the next day, and the one after that, and so forth. This grated on the bus driver, who started losing sleep over the way Big John was taking advantage of him.
Finally he could stand it no longer. He signed up for body building courses, karate, judo, and all that good stuff. By the end of the summer, he had become quite strong; what's more, he felt really good about himself.
So on the next Monday, when Big John once again got on the bus and said, "Big John doesn't pay!," the driver stood up, glared back at the passenger, and screamed, "And why not?" With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied, "Big John has bus pass."
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