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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 13, 2001
"Never let your memories be greater than your dreams." -- Doug Ivester
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Some time ago, an article in National Racquetball Magazine told the story of Reuben Gonzales, who was in the final match of a professional racquetball tournament. It was Gonzales' first shot at a victory on the pro circuit, and he was playing the perennial champion.
In the fourth and final game, at match point, Gonzales made a super "kill" shot into the front wall to win it all. The referee called it good. One of the two linesmen affirmed that the shot was in. But Gonzales, after a moment's hesitation, turned around, shook his opponent's hand, and declared that his shot had "slapped" into the wall, hitting the court floor first. As a result, he lost the match. He walked off the court. Everybody was stunned.
The next issue of National Racquetball Magazine displayed Reuben Gonzales on its front cover. The story searched for an explanation of this first-ever occurrence on the professional racquetball circuit.
Who could ever imagine it in any sport or endeavor? A player, with everything officially in his favor, with victory in his hand, disqualified himself at match point and lost!
When asked why he did it, Reuben said, "It was the only thing I could do to maintain my integrity."
By Denis Waitley, Being the Best
Source: Bits & Pieces, October 12, 1995, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
BUMPER STICKERS SEEN AROUND THE WORLD
If You Can Read This, I've Lost My Trailer.
This Would Be Really Funny If It Weren't Happening To Me
The Face Is Familiar But I Can't Quite Remember My Name
Honk If Anything Falls Off
Cover Me, I'm Changing Lanes
If You Can Read This, Please Flip Me Back Over..
[Seen Upside Down, On A Jeep]
Submitted by Carol Blum
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Sometimes the written word is so much safer. The Minister told the Secretary to change the sign for his upcoming sermon to "Are Ministers Cracking Up ?" Although puzzled, within a few minutes the large sign in front of the church announced for all the world to see to come in next Sunday and hear "Our Minister's Cracking Up."
Source: HUMOR Digest
Most Expensive International Retail Locations in each Country
Rank - Rank - Country - City - Location - US$/sf/yr
2000 - 1999
1 - 1 - USA - New York - East 57th Street - 700
2 - 3 - France - Paris - Ave de Champs Elysees - 560
3 - 5 - Australia - Sydney - Pitt Street Mall - 446
4 - 4 - UK - London - Oxford Street - 396
5 - 2 - Hong Kong - Hong Kong - Causeway Bay - 377
6 - 8 - Japan - Tokyo - The Ginza - 255
7 - 7 - Greece - Athens - Ermou - 254
8 - 12 - Ireland - Dublin - Grafton Street - 230
9 - 10 - Switzerland - Zurich - Bahnhofstrasse - 226
10 - 9 - Germany - Munich - Kaufingerstrabe - 219
11 - 6 - Russia - Moscow - Trade House Gum - 186
12 - n/a - Korea - Seoul - Myungdong - 183
13 - 14 - Singapore - Singapore - Orchard Rd - 165
14 - 20 - Brazil - San Paulo - Iguatemi Shopping - 163
14 - n/a - Norway - Oslo - Karl Johan Street - 163
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