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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 20, 2004
"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill
Source: DailyInBox: Quotes From The Masters, http://your.dailyinbox.com/qftm/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Colonel George Washington Goethals, the man responsible for the completion of the Panama Canal, had stifling problems with the climate and the geography of Central America. Driving rains, incredible heat, and deadly disease were problems that never left his task. But his biggest challenge was the growing criticism back home from those who predicted he'd never finish the project. The voices of the critics appeared to be the biggest problem of all.
Finally, a colleague asked him, "Aren't you going to answer these critics?"
"In time," answered Goethals. "When?" his partner asked.
"When the canal is finished," replied Goethals.
Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2004 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.timothyreport.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
This is purported to be an actual job application that a 75 year old senior submitted to Wal-Mart in Arkansas .... and they hired him because he was so honest and funny!
NAME: George Martin
DESIRED POSITION: Company's President or Vice President. But seriously, whatever's available. If I, was in a position to be picky, I wouldn't be applying here in the first place.
DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style severance package. If that's not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.
SALARY: A lot less than I'm worth.
MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT:My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes.
HOURS AVAILABLE TO WORK: Any.
PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p. m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER? If I had one, would I be here?
DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD PROHIBIT YOU FROM LIFTING UP TO 50 Lbs.? Of what?
DO YOU HAVE A CAR? I think the more appropriate question here would be "Do you have a car that runs?"
HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION? I may already be a winner of the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.
DO YOU SMOKE? On the job no, on my breaks no.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS? Living in the Bahamas . . . Actually, I'd like to be doing that now.
DO YOU CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE? Yes; Absolutely.
Submitted by Anita Bryant
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"You know your children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers." - John Plomb
Source: Heart Touchers, http://www.hearttouchers.com
This site has hundreds of vintage radio shows for you to listen to online all for free. Radio shows such as Abbott and Costello, Superman, Groucho Marx, The Avenger, Gunsmoke, Sherlock Homes, and many others are available. When TV become popular in the 1950's, most of these shows went off the air.
Submitted by J Wisner