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~~~~~~~ WIT and WISDOM - March 10, 1999
Every person is a fool in somebody's opinion. - Spanish Proverb
(Charles Powell via E-zine: DAILYQUOTE c1999 http://www.dailycast.com)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
MAY I HELP YOU?
I have to tell you what happened to me. I am a waitress at Denny's restaurant on the weekends. Today, as I was finishing my shift, I saw a young man sitting in my section with a cup of coffee, in front of him, and he had no menu. He looked to be about nineteen or twenty. He was bald with several obvious body piercing. When I asked him if he wanted anything, other than coffee, he told me that he just came in to get out of the heat. He said he did not have the money to pay for the coffee so he had not touched it yet.
I told him to enjoy his coffee, as I would buy it. I then made a statement, out loud, more to myself, that I should hope if ever I didn't have the money for a cup of coffee, someone would see fit to buy me a cup.
A little later I saw the same young man crying. I went over to him and asked if he was alright? He said that the people, who had been sitting at the next table, gave him $5 on their way out. Then another couple came over to him and asked him if he had a place to stay and gave him an additional $10. He continued and said that a gentleman, a couple of booths over, offered him a job washing cars at a garage.
He said when he woke up this morning, he had decided that this was to be his last day on earth. He went on to say that his parents had kicked him out when he was 16 and recently times had become very hard. He said he had no where to turn.
Now he had a job, a place to stay, at least for the weekend, and $15 cash. All this unfolded because he took a chance to come in, out of the heat, and was brave enough to admit that he had no money.
I can not tell you what this did for my faith in my fellow man. I am still crying when I think of it. This seems to be an Angels and miracle story. I don't remember ANY of the people he said approached him. It was my section at the very back of the restaurant. I thought that, except for the two of us, it was empty.
The next day Ricky came back to the restaurant after work. He is very excited to have a job and said that things were really looking up.
By Ember of Arlington, Texas USA
(E-zine: ANGELS AND MIRACLES . . . GOOD-NEWS-LETTER http://www.angelscribe.com)
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM. . . Part 1 of 2
Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?
Can I yell "movie" in a crowded firehouse?
How do a fool and his money GET together?
How do you know when its time to tune your bagpipes?
How is it that a building burns up as it burns down?
If the pen is mightier than the sword, and a picture is worth a thousand words, how dangerous is a fax?
If the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?
If you get cheated by the Better Business Bureau, who do you complain to?
In a country of free speech, why are there phone bills?
How come there aren't B batteries?
How do "Do not walk on the grass" signs get there?
Why do black olives come in cans and green olives come in jars?
Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?
If I melt dry ice, can I take a bath without getting wet?
Could crop circles be the work of a cereal killer?
Crime doesn't pay. . .does that mean that my job is a crime?
Did Noah keep his bees in archives?
(Gary S Jones via E- zine: BILL'S PUNCH LINE http://www.tcmr.com/billspunchline.html)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
They've closed a road to repair a collapsed sewer-pipe near where I live.
The actual road closure is not apparent until you go around a bend, so a lot of drivers go to see if the road is really closed and then have to turn in the narrow road.
Their embarrassment is made worse by the back of the "ROAD CLOSED" sign, which reads: "TOLD YOU SO!"
INTERESTING USES FOR Bounce® Part 1 of 3 (Mar.19,30)
Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.
Eliminate static electricity from your television screen.
Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.
Dissolve soap scum from shower doors.
Clean with a used sheet of Bounce.
Freshen the air in your home.
Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang one in the closet.
Prevent thread from tangling.
Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce to eliminate the static cling on the thread before sewing.
(E-zine: THE FUNNIES Mailto:Andychap@aol.com)