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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 2, 2004
The darkest hour in a person's life is when they sit down to plan how to get money without earning it. - Horace Greely
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
London, England (AP):
A flight in the United States proved lucky for a British woman who suffered a heart attack. Fifteen heart specialists, all bound for a medical conference in Florida, stood up to offer help when a cabin attendant asked, "Is there a doctor on board?"
Dorothy Fletcher, 67, who had been on her way from Britain to her daughter's wedding, said Wednesday that she owed her life to the doctors.
"I was in a very bad way and they all rushed to help," she said.
"I wish I could thank them but I have no idea who they were, other than that they were going to a conference in Orlando."
Fletcher, who lives in Liverpool, northwestern England, spent two days in intensive care at the Charlotte Medical Center in North Carolina following the heart attack on Nov. 7.
She spent three more days in the hospital, but still made it to her daughter Caroline's wedding.
Source: White Board News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
When some of you are out of the office, I get little messages from your computers. Here are a few funny ones…
1. Thank you for your e-mail. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.
2. Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.
3. Due to a transporter malfunction, I am now in the 24th century, and I don't know when I'll be back. But hey, leave a message. Someone might get to it.
4. In case of a business emergency, I may be reached 24 hours a day at (insert Boss's cell phone number here).
5. The e-mail server is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.
6. Please reply to this e-mail so I will know that you got this message.
Source: Gracemail, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I wanted a haircut and phoned a salon early for an appointment with a highly recommended stylist. I was told customers were taken on a walk-in basis only. On Saturday I got there by 9 a.m., only to learn that it was that hairdresser's day off. I drove to another salon, but it was booked solid. Still another had no openings.
The situation seemed hopeless, so I went home. My husband greeted me at the door. "That was fast," he said cheerfully. "Your hair looks great!"
Contributed to "Short Takes" by Michelle Kline
Source: DailyInBox: Reader's Digest CyberSmiles, http://dailyinbox.com/rd/
Need a calendar for 2004? Make one yourself the free and easy way.
Start off the New Year by downloading and using one of these free calendars. Microsoft has a slew of templates that can be used with Word or PowerPoint. Customize them by inserting pictures, clip art and special dates.
Use the crayon design calendar for a school classroom or for your child. There are monthly calendars, year at-a-glance and others.
Copyright 2003, The Kim Komando Show. All rights reserved.
Source: Kim Komando's Cool Site of the Day, http://www.komando.com/newsletter.asp