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Monday, June 30, 2008

Three Gifts, The

Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly
mother.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Plan, The

In the beginning was the Plan.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tomato Millionaire, The

An unemployed man goes to try for a job with Microsoft as a cleaner. The manager there arranges for an aptitude test (Section: Floors, sweeping of...). After the test, the manager says: You will be appointed on the scale of $30 per day. Let me have your e-mail address, so that I can send you a form to complete and advise you where to report for work on your first day.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Rude Paris?

My sister and I spent two weeks in Paris. The locals obviously hated Americans. No matter where we went, we were subject to rude behavior from waiters, store clerks, pedestrians, etc. After a while it started to irritate us.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Triple Filter Test, The

Keep this philosophy in mind the next time you either hear or are about to repeat a rumour.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Professor and the Villager, The

A famous professor of great erudition was visiting a village one day. He sat in the local coffeehouse where the village men gathered around his table to listen to him expound on one subject after another.

Friday, June 20, 2008

If a Dog Were Your Teacher!

If A Dog Were Your Teacher !

You would learn stuff like...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bathtub Test, The

During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Enough is Enough

From the book "Attitudes of Gratitude" by M.J.Ryan, pages 73 and 74.

This was my father's favorite saying in his final years, and one of the last thing he said to me before he died. I was contemplating selling my house and moving to a smaller one, and that was his pronouncement on the subject.

Monday, June 16, 2008

When We Give Thanks

by: Sidney B. Simon, Chicken Soup for the Soul

We always celebrated Dad's November birthday on Thanksgiving Day, even after he entered a nursing home. As years went on, these events took on a double meaning for me - a traditional birthday party for Dad, and a personal thanking for all he had been to me in my life.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Dark Candle, The

by: Strickland Gillilan, Aspiring to Greatness

A man had a little daughter-an only and much-beloved child. He lived for her ~ she was his life. So when she became ill and her illness resisted the efforts of the best obtainable physicians, he became like a man possessed, moving heaven and earth to bring about her restoration to health.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Admitting Flaws

In the mid-1980's researchers at Cleveland State University made a startling discovery.

Friday, June 6, 2008

"Want To", The

by: Neil Eskelin

I remember the night in Miami when our son, Ian, was just five years old. We were staying with relatives and it was his bedtime. When I looked at the living room floor, I knew we had a problem.

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