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~~~~~~~ WITandWISDOM™ - May 27, 1999
"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." - Henry Ford
(E-zine: INSPIRATION A DAY! Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
God will continue to use your honesty and vulnerability about your experiences to strengthen the faith of others who are suffering and feeling alone today. - Dr. James Dobson, In the Arms of God
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A saleswoman arrived at the reception desk of a company, presented her card, and asked to see John Cagel, head of the purchasing department.
She watched as the receptionist wound her way through aisles to an office with a glass partition. She saw the receptionist hand the card to a man, and saw the man shake his head and throw the card in a wastebasket.
The receptionist came back to the saleswoman and said that Mr. Cagel was busy.
"That's too bad," said the saleswoman, "May I please have my card back?" Annoyed, the receptionist went back to Mr. Cagel. As the saleswoman watched, she saw Mr. Cagel rummaging through the wastebasket. Then he reached in his pocket and handed something to the receptionist.
When the receptionist returned she handed the saleswoman a dime, explaining that Mr. Cagel had misplaced the card but didn't want her to be out-of- pocket for its cost.
The saleswoman handed the receptionist four more cards and said, "Please give these to Mr. Cagel. The cards cost me only two cents each."
The receptionist wended her way back to Mr. Cagel's office, handed him the cards and he immediately burst out laughing. Then he threw up his arms in resignation and beckoned the sales woman into his office. - Bits & Pieces, April 1, 1993
(Magazine: BITS & PIECES http://www.epinc.com/)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The strong young man at the construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of one of the older workmen. After several minutes, the older worker had enough."Why don't you put your money where your mouth is," he said. "I will bet a week's wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you won't be able to wheel back.""You're on, old man," the braggart replied. "Let's see what you got."The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, "All right. Get in."
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