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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 24, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Some things that are continually before our eyes we never see at all. Men only see what they attend to; if our attention is only fixed on small things we shall only see small details. The more we see and attend, the more the wonder ought to grow. - G A Studdert Kennedy

Source: Peter's Pearls, subscribe@peterspearls.com.au via http://www.witandwisdom.org


Bruce Barton, one of the original partners in the legendary advertising agency of Batten, Barton, Durstine, & Osborne, once told the following story:

"One day on my first job as a young man in New York, a matter came up about which I happened to have the facts. My boss disagreed, and though I put up a good argument, he somewhat abruptly overruled me.

"I was living those days in a room in the 23rd Street Y.M.C.A. in New York for which I paid seven dollars a week. His home was a fair-sized mansion requiring 10 servants. The morning after our argument, the telephone rang while I was dressing, and I wondered who in New York could be after me so early.

"To my amazement it was the boss. Said he: I have been thinking about our discussion of yesterday, and I just want you to know you were right and I was wrong.'

"The boss with an income of $100,000 a year, calling a $40-a- week youngster to say, 'I was wrong!' He had been 100 percent with me; after that he was the biggest man in town."

Source: Bits & Pieces, February 2, 1995, Copyright (c) Economic Press - www.epinc.com/ via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


1. You! Off my planet!!

2. Not the brightest crayon in the box now, are we?

3. Well, this day was a total waste of makeup.

4. Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.

5. Allow me to introduce my selves.

Source: 'a'Grin'a'Day' Copyright (c) 2,000 All rights reserved via http://www.witandwisdom.org


The duffer muffed his tee shot into the woods, then hit into a few trees, then proceeded to hit across the fairway into another woods. Finally, after banging away several more times, he proceeded to hit into a sand trap.

All the while, he'd noticed that the club professional had been watching.

"What club should I use now?" he asked the pro.

"I don't know," the pro replied. "What game are you playing?"

Source: Giggles & Grins Copyright (c) 2000 by Igiggle@aol.com All Rights Reserved, gigglesngrins-subscribe@topica.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Where was the first tunnel in recorded history?

In Babylon. Built by the Assyrians in about 2100 B.C., the secret 3,000-foot-long passageway linked the royal palace on one side of the Euphrates River with the Temple of Jupiter on the other side.

Source: ArcaMax Trivia, www.arcamax.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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