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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 16, 2006
A mother can touch a whole generation just by loving her own child well.
Submitted by B. B.
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Can You Sleep When the Wind Blows?
Years ago a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops. As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady stream of refusals. Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached the farmer.
"Are you a good farmhand?" the farmer asked him.
"Well, I can sleep when the wind blows," answered the little man.
Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for help, hired him. The little man worked well around the farm, busy from dawn to dusk, and the farmer felt satisfied with the man's work.
Then one night the wind howled loudly in from offshore. Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed next door to the hired hand's sleeping quarters. He shook the little man and yelled, "Get up! A storm is coming! Tie things down before they blow away!"
The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, "No sir. I told you, I can sleep when the wind blows."
Enraged by the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him on the spot. Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm. To his amazement, he discovered that all of the haystacks had been covered with tarpaulins. The cows were in the barn, the chickens were in the coops, and the doors were barred. The shutters were tightly secured. Everything was tied down. Nothing could blow away.
The farmer then understood what his hired hand meant, so he returned to his bed to also sleep while the wind blew.
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Freeway congestion is getting so bad, you can change a tire without losing your place in line.
Traffic is always heavy in both directions. There are just as many people trying to get to whatever you're trying to get away from.
It's useless to print roadmaps anymore. You just get on the highway and go wherever the other cars take you.
Traffic is so bad nowadays, a pedestrian is someone in a hurry.
You can sit on the highways forever. In fact, some places have little exit ramps where you can pull over and make a car payment.
During rush hour the only way you can change lanes is to buy the car driving next to you.
Submitted by B. B.
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
One day an elderly lady was shocked by the language used by two men repairing telephone wires near her home. She even wrote a letter to the company complaining about the manner. The foreman was ordered to report the happening to his superior.
"Me and Joe Wilson were on this job," he reported. "I was up on the telephone pole and I accidentally let hot lead fall on Joe and it went down his neck. Then he called up to me, 'You really must be more careful, Harry.'"
Submitted by Gerry
The runners in an NCAA cross-country track championship held in Riverside, California, came to a turn that was not well-marked...
Mike Delcavo knew the way and waved frantically for the other runners to follow him. Only four did. One hundred twenty-three out of the 128 runners took the wrong turn and lost their opportunity to win the race. Delcavo later said his competitors were laughing as he chose to take what he knew was the right way.
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