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~~~~~~~ WITandWISDOM™ - March 17, 1999
Criticism is best which sounds like an explanation. - Bits & Pieces, January 7, 1993
(Magazine: BITS & PIECES http://www.epinc.com/)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
THE WEDDING DRESS
By Mavis Weatherhead
Margie, age 46, had always wanted to have a fancy white wedding dress but couldn't afford it for her first marriage years ago. Margie's first marriage at a very young age didn't last, and as a single mom, she was left to bring up her three kids on her own. She's been a member of our church (Bow Valley Christian) for a number of years and unashamedly acknowledges her allegiance to Jesus. Yes, she admitted that for years, she had lived with a nagging feeling of regret of never having had a fancy wedding dress. When she became engaged a second time and told her daughter-in-law, Sherry, that she had set aside $100 for a "real" dress. Sherry laughing replied to the effect that would REALLY be a miracle!
They searched every wedding boutique, second-hand store, rental shop, plus advertising in what we call the "Bargain Finder", but always came up empty-handed. There were two stumbling blocks; first, Margie didn't like anything she had tried on and secondly, her insistence that she wasn't going to pay more than $100 for a dress!
However, the fact is, it was just 3 weeks before the wedding when THE DRESS caught Margie's eye. This was the dress of her dreams - off the shoulder top, bodice covered with seed pearls, big puffy sleeves and huge long train! She was on ‘Cloud Nine' for the few minutes that she actually had it on, but she quickly replaced it on the rack when told it cost $495, marked down from $1,400!
Margie never budged from her stated figure of $100. The sales girl tried every trick of the trade but to no avail, and only when Margie started towards the door did the gal tell her to hold on, while she made a phone call. A few minutes later, Margie was given the final verdict. She could buy the dress for $99!
Ah, but that's not quite the end of the story! . . . Now Margie's going to sell the dress to a young friend for what she paid for it!!!
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
At a restaurant in New York:
"Tip-ing is not a city in China."
Here is a great sign I saw in the grocery store:
"Snickers, 5 for 1.00$. (limit 4)"
On a dock in Juneau, Alaska:
"Safety ladder, climb at own risk."
Seen on an electrical appliance store in Spokane, WA
"Go modern! Go gas! Go BOOM!"
Emergency Evacuation Plan posted in various places around my office building:
"Run like #!%&!"
Biggs Septic Tank Service (near Nashville Tennessee)
"Call Monday thru Friday, sorry, we haul milk on weekends."
Sporting goods store:
"With Fishing season upon us we have plenty of crappie poles to fill your needs."
Sign on the wall of the office of an ethnologist:
"Beware of bargains in
2. Life preservers
3. Brain surgery
4. Eye Care "
A bumper sticker in Portugal reads:
"Learn from your parents' mistakes: Use birth control."
Billboard sign on a highway coming out of Austin, TX:
"Nobody reads billboards. . . But you just did :)"
-Annie A. Wahid
(E-zine: JOKE OF THE DAY http://www.joke-of-the- day.com)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I noticed my husband standing on the bathroom scale, sucking in his stomach.
Thinking he was trying to weigh less with this maneuver, I commented, "I don't think that is going to help."
"Sure it does," he said. "It's the only way I can see the numbers"
(E-zine: BILL'S PUNCH LINE http://www.tcmr.com/billspunchline.html)
Yesterday's Trivia regarding Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Adolph Hitler got some interesting feedback. :) It seems that Adolph Hitler did have an affair and only became a vegetarian near the end of his life. WHY did I share such trivia??? I found it interesting that I could not identify the individuals by their description. This set me to thinking how my perception of people can be so wrong. Whether the perception is good or bad. After all we "look on the outward appearance." My apologies to those of you who were offended. - Your friend, Richard Wimer :)