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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 13, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"He who has a thousand friends
Has not a friend to spare,
While he who has one enemy
Shall meet him everywhere."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:rheamo@centurytel.net?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day


There was a fascinating letter in "Psychology Today" magazine some years back. Dr. Robert Healy, a psychotherapist, wrote of a patient of his, a young man, who had come to him for therapy after having changed his mind about committing suicide. It seems that this young man planned to jump off a bridge in his town when something strange happened. While driving his car to the bridge, he stopped at a traffic light. Looking toward the sidewalk he spotted an elderly woman who was smiling at him. He felt himself smiling back.

The light changed and he drove on, but the memory of her kindly face stayed with him. Later, he told the psychologist, "Her smile made me think that perhaps life wasn't so bad after all."

From King Duncan, Seven World's Corporation Found at: http://www.sermons.com

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The following guidelines shall be used when hiring new personnel.

Take the prospective employees you are trying to place and put them in a room with only a table and two chairs. Leave them alone for two hours, without any instruction. At the end of that time, go back and see what they are doing.

If they have taken the table apart in that time, put them in Engineering.

If they are counting the butts in the ashtray, assign them to Finance.

If they are screaming and waving their arms, send them off to Manufacturing.

If they are talking to the chairs, Personnel is a good spot for them.

If they are sleeping, they are Management material.

If they are writing up the experience, send them to Tech Pubs.

If they don't even look up when you enter the room, assign them to Security.

If they try to tell you it's not as bad as it looks, send them to Marketing.

And if they have left early, put them in Sales.
Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/


One of the questions asked on our company's employee application form is: "Did you receive any training in the U. S. Armed Forces that is relevant to the position applied for?" An applicant answered, "To wake up early and go to work."

Contributed by Joyce Potter

Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) December 2000, http://www.readersdigest.com/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Do you remember the last days of the war in Vietnam? How John F. Kennedy, Jr. died? A new study shows that memories, even of memorable events, tend to fade into
inaccuracy after about three years -- and it has nothing to do with how old you are.

Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health interviewed college students about their recollections of the O. J. Simpson trial and found the students had fairly accurate recall 15 months after the trial. But after 32 months, fewer than one-third remembered events accurately, and major distortions had crept into 40 percent of their accounts. And the students whose recollections were the faultiest expressed the greatest confidence in them.

From: UC Berkeley Wellness Letter, http://www.berkeleywellness.com/

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm

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