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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 8, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Genius . . . means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an un-habitual way." - William James

Source: Inspiration A Day!, inspiration_a_day-subscribe@listbot.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


A man entered my father's diesel-repair shop, said he was a driver from a trucking fleet and suggested, "How about adding a few extra parts to the bill? We'll let the company pay for it, and you and I can split the difference?"

Dad refused, but the customer was insistent. "I come through here a lot," the man continued. "We could make quite a bit of money." Dad said that wasn't how he operated.

"Everyone does it!" the man yelled. "Are you some kind of fool?" Burning mad, Dad asked him to leave and take his business elsewhere.

Suddenly the man smiled and extended his hand for a handshake. "I own a trucking company," he said. "I've been looking for a mechanic I can trust, and I'm not taking my business anywhere else!"

By Donald Dunn

From: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) January 1992, http:www.readersdigest.com

Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2000 Swan Lake Communications, www.swanlake.twoffice.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


. . . somebody who can invent a cook stove that connects to your computer.
It must have flags that pop up and say things like:
- Add More Water To Your Pan
- Your Pan Is Ready To Boil Over
- Your Pork Chops Are Burning. Do you want this?
Click on Yes or No
- Do You Intend To Turn The Burner On Or Just Let Water Sit On It?
Click on Yes or No
- It Is Now Time To Add The (seasoning, mix, etc) To The (Whatever you're cooking) - Do you want this?
Click on Yes or No
- Please Stir The Pudding - Do you want this?
Click on Yes or No
- Caution! Caution! Your Kitchen Curtains Are On Fire! Do You Want This?
Please Click On Yes Or No, etc.

My computer and my stove don't seem to interact for some reason. I think to myself, "Surely the Rice-A-Roni won't burn until I finish just this one email" and guess what. By the time I finish e-mailing and get out to the stove, it's already turned brown and is sticking to the non-stick skillet.

If you're an inventor, please help me!

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2000 All rights reserved worldwide, kittysdailymews-subscribe@topica.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


When the insects take over the world we hope they will remember, with gratitude, how we took them along on all our picnics. - Bill Vaughn

Source: The Daily Quote, quotes-on@mail-list.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


Here's a helpful internet site for those in the US. It has links to just about every department of our government. http://netserveint.com/resources/usgovsites.html

Source: Diversions Digest, www.coolnewsletters.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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