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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 21, 2004
To get profit without risk, experience without danger, and reward without work is as impossible as it is to live without being born. A.P. Gouthey
Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
By 1989, baseball player Nolan Ryan reached an incredible 5,000 strike outs, and all those no hitters. Ryan is a phenomenal baseball player.
In his rookie year, 18 years earlier, Gil Hodges was the manager of the Mets, and was impatient with Ryan. Although Ryan could consistently throw the ball over ninety miles an hour, most of the time it didn't go over the plate. He was walking Everybody, hitting a lot of people, too. Hodges told Ryan at the beginning of a particular game that he was to pitch better in that game or he would pull him out and trade him. He would be finished.
Ryan went into that game trying to do his best, determined that he was going to succeed. He was miserable. He walked something like seven or eight batters in four innings. Hodges took him out. Later that season he was traded to the Angels.
After the game Richard Reeves went down into the locker room to interview the players. He noticed Nolan Ryan was apart from the others, looking into a mirror, obviously having difficulty tying his tie. Reeves got closer to him and noticed that there were tears in his eyes. He was crying. He couldn't see to tie his tie.
Reeves remembered that incident on the occasion of celebrating Nolan Ryan as one of the immortals of baseball. He remembered that this legendary man, Nolan Ryan, began thinking he had failed. But he kept on working. He kept on practicing.
Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2004 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.timothyreport.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
An eager but somewhat unscrupulous salesman was delivering a bid to an engineering firm. While the man waiting on him stepped away from the desk for a few moments, the salesman noticed a competitor's bid on the man's desk, but he couldn't read the amount of the bid as there was a juice can on top of the bid that showed the total amount.
The temptation was just too much, and so he reached over to move the can to see what the competition was bidding. As he lifted the can, his heart sank as he watched thousands of BB's pour from the bottomless can and scatter across the floor!
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"I am not the boss of my house. I don't know how I lost it. I don't know when I lost it. I don't think I ever had it. But I've seen the boss's job, and I don't want it." -Bill Cosby
Source: Clean Laffs, http://www.cleanlaffs.com/
Smallest Co-Op For Sale (August 2003)
The real estate ad warned, "Think Tree house or Cruise Ship Cabin," but the size of the New York City apartment -- 160 square feet -- looked like a misprint.
Barely twice the size of a Death Row prison cell, the itty-bitty studio just might be the smallest co-op for sale in Manhattan, the New York Daily News reports.
Even with a price tag of $135,000, it didn't take long to find a buyer.
All across Manhattan, home hunters are snapping up apartments that would fit inside the master-suite closet at Trump World Tower – many because they are tired of commuting.
Source: ArcaMax Weird News, http://www.arcamax.com/cgi-bin/reg