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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 14, 2004
What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? - Dr. Robert Schuller
Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
In later years John Quincy Adams suffered illness. When someone shook his
hand and inquired about his health, the elderly statesman is said to have replied, "John Quincy Adams is well, quite well, I thank you. But the house in which he lives at present is becoming quite dilapidated. It is tottering upon its foundations. Time and the seasons have nearly destroyed it. Its roof is pretty well worn out. Its walls are much shattered, and it trembles with every wind. The old tenement is becoming almost uninhabitable, and I think John Quincy Adams will have to move out of it soon. But he himself is quite well, quite well." - Alice Chapin
Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2004 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.swanlake.twoffice.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Common Forms of Office Illness
The Macy's One Day Sale Flu.
The Drivers License Renewal Appointment 24-Hour Virus.
The Friday-Afternoon-Start-The-Weekend-Early Sudden Unbearable Stomach Pains.
The I'm Looking for a New Job and I Don't Know How Long It's Going to Take, but I Want To Stay On The Payroll Until Then Mysterious Infection.
The My Boyfriend's Got the Week Off So Suddenly I'm Too Contagious To Come In To The Office Disease.
The I Need a Hair Cut and My Stylist Doesn't Make Evening Appointments Bout of Influenza.
The There's No Federal Holidays for Two Months and I Want a Day Off Sickness.
The It's Spring Break and I Want To Pretend I'm a Teenager Again General Ailment.
The I've Screwed Up Royally and I Won't Come In To Face the Music Terminal Illness.
Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, http://www.katscratch.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
One of the single girls from work came to the office one morning and began passing out candy bars all tied up with blue ribbons.
When asked what the occasion was, she joyfully announced, "It's a boy! Six feet tall, 200 pounds!"
And then she proudly displayed a diamond solitaire on her left ring finger.
Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
How did P.T. Barnum read his own obituary?
Several weeks before he died in his sleep, on April 7, 1891, circus legend P.T. Barnum read his own obituary. "The New York Sun" newspaper, responding to Barnum's comment that the press only says nice things about people after they die, ran his obituary on the front page with the headline, "Great and Only Barnum - He Wanted to Read His Obituary - Here It Is."
Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com/cgi-bin/reg