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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 6, 2007
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. - Peter Ustinov
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
My Name Is Gossip. . . . I have no respect for justice. . . . I maim without killing. . . . I break hearts and ruin lives. . . . I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age.
The more I am quoted the more I am believed. . . . I flourish at every level of society.
My victims are helpless. . . . They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no name and no face. . . . To track me down is impossible. . . . The harder you try, the more elusive I become. . . . I am nobody's friend.
Once I tarnish a reputation it is never the same. . . . I topple governments. . . . I ruin marriages. . . . I end ministries set up by God. . . . I ruin careers and cause sleepless nights. . . . I cause heartache and indigestion. . . . I spawn suspicion and generate grief.
I make innocent people cry in their pillows. . . . Even my name hisses. . . . I AM CALLED GOSSIP. . . . Church gossip. . . . Office gossip. . . . Shop gossip. . . . Party gossip. . . . Telephone gossip. . . . Online gossip. . . .
Before You Repeat A Story, Ask Yourself. . . .
Is It True?
Is It Fair?
Is It Necessary?
Would I Want It Said About Me?
Submitted by B. B.
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Negotiations between union members and their employer were at an impasse. The union denied that their workers were flagrantly abusing their contract's sick-leave provisions.
One morning at the bargaining table, the company's chief negotiator held aloft the morning edition of the newspaper, "This man," he announced, "called in sick yesterday!" There, on the sports page, was a photo of the supposedly ill employee, who had just won a local golf tournament with an excellent score.
A union negotiator broke the silence in the room. "Wow," he said. "Think of what kind of score he could have had if he hadn't been sick!"
Submitted by Lorraine
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
One night about 10 p.m. I answered the phone and heard, "Dad, we want to stay out late. Is that okay?"
"Sure," I answered, "as long as you called."
When I hung up, my wife asked who was on the phone. "One of the boys," I replied. "I gave them permission to stay out late."
"Not our boys," she said, "They're both downstairs in the basement."
Submitted by Gerry
What backup program should I use?
Doing backups is kind of like eating healthier; everyone agrees we should and yet very few of us actually do. Much like the heart attack victim who no longer visits McDonald's the most religious users of backup procedures are those who've been bitten hard by a failure in their past.
Asking what backup program to use is very much like asking "what's the best exercise program?" The best program for exercise or backup is whatever one you'll actually do.
Do you know how you'd recover your data should your computer crash?
Read more... What backup program should I use?
Source: ‘Ask Leo’ by Leo Notenboom, http://newsletter.ask-leo.com/