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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 8, 2006
Lose your cool, lose your cause; Before you speak, take a pause. - J. Randal Matheny
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
If you read the front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday, December 15, 2005, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She had hundreds of yards of line (rope) wrapped around her body - her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.
A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farralone Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her - a very dangerous proposition; one slap of the tail could kill a few rescuers.
They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around - she thanked them ... Some say it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
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Submitted by Bruce
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
More resume blunders
If you're applying for a job, you might want to try to avoid some of these comments found in actual resumes and job applications:
"Here are my qualifications for you to overlook."
"Work History: Performed brain wave tests, 1879-1981."
"After receiving advice from several different angels, I have decided to pursue a new line of work."
"As indicted, I have over five years of experience analyzing investments."
"Am a perfectionist and rarely if if ever forget details."
"Accomplishments: Completed 11 years of high school."
"Fired because I fought for lower pay."
"Size of employer: Very tall, probably over 6'5"."
"Please disregard the enclosed resume -- it is terribly out of date."
"Finished 8th in my high school graduating class of 10."
"I am relatively intelligent, obedient and loyal as a puppy."
"My compensation should be at least equal to my age."
"Reason for Leaving: It had to do with the IRS, FBI and SEC."
"Reason for Leaving: My boss said the end of the world is near."
"Reason for Leaving: The owner gave new meaning to the word 'paranoia.' I prefer to elaborate privately."
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I work at home, so my four-year-old twin daughters, Mary and Karen, are used to seeing me operate a computer and fax machine. One afternoon I was watching them have fun on our indoor play setís small slide. Mary proceeded to go down headfirst, giggling that she was "faxing" herself. Not to be outdone, Karen stood at the top of the slide and shouted, "here comes page two!"
Submitted by Betsy
Computer Acronyms and Emoticons
Did you ever wonder what some of the computer terminology means? How about the meaning of B4N, LOL, APAC, FTBOMH? This website offers these definitions and many, many more. Some of them are quite earthy.
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