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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 27, 1999
"All things are difficult before they are easy." - Thomas Fuller
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Back when the telegraph was the was the fastest method of long distance communication, a young man applied for a job as a Morse Code operator.
Answering an ad in the newspaper, he went to the office address that was listed. When he arrived, he entered a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter, including the sound of the telegraph in the background. A sign on the receptionist's counter instructed job applicants to fill out a form and wait until they were summoned to enter the inner office.
The young man filled out his form and sat down with the seven other applicants in the waiting area. After a few minutes, the young man stood up, crossed the room to the door of the inner office, and walked right in. Naturally the other applicants perked up, wondering what was going on. They muttered among themselves that they hadn't heard any summons yet. They assumed that the young man who went into the office made a mistake and would be disqualified.
Within a few minutes, however, the employer escorted the young man out of the office and said to the other applicants, "Gentlemen, thank you very much for coming, but the job has just been filled." The other applicants began grumbling to each other, and one spoke up saying, "Wait a minute, I don't understand. He was the last to come in, and we never even got a chance to be interviewed. Yet he got the job. That's not fair!"
The employer said, "I'm sorry, but all the time you've been sitting here, the telegraph has been ticking out the following message in Morse Code: 'If you understand this message, then come right in. The job is yours.' None of you heard it or understood it. This young man did. The job is his."
"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live." John 5:24-25 - Edited from Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks by Wayne Rice, Copyright 1994 by Youth Specialties, Inc.
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN ON-LINE TOO LONG WHEN:
+ You start introducing yourself as "Jim at I-I-Net dot net au"
+ Your wife drapes a wig over your monitor to remind you of what she looks like
+ You check your mail. It says "no new messages". So you check it again
+ Your phone bill is delivered in a box
+ You name your children Eudora, Mozilla, and Dotcom
+ All of your friends have an @ in their names
+ You tell the cab driver you live at http://123.elm.street/house/bluetrim.html
+ You tell the kids they can't use the computer because "Daddy's got work to do" and you don't have a job
+ You get a tattoo that says "This body best viewed with Netscape 4.6"
+ You never have to deal with the busy signals because you never log off
+ You ask a plumber how much it would cost to replace the chair in front of your computer with a toilet
+ You start tilting your head sideways whenever you smile :)
+ Your spouse says communication is important in a marriage, so you buy another computer and install another phone line so that the two of you can chat
+ As your car crashes through the guardrail on a mountain road, your first instinct is to search for the "back" button
+ Your computer goes down, you haven't logged in for two hours. You start to tremble. You pick up the phone and dial your Internet access number. You try to mimic computer noise in order to connect. You succeed.
- Satellite Steve
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
If GH can stand for P as in Hiccough
If OUGH stands for O as in Dough
If PHTH stands for T as in Phthisis
If EIGH stands for A as in Neighbor
If TTE stands for T as in Gazette
If EAU stands for O as in Plateau
The right way to spell POTATO should be: GHOUGHPHTHEIGHTTEEAU
Gallop Poll - What people most want to hear:
1. I love you
2. I forgive you
3. Dinner is served
(Kiri Christina Hyatt)