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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 30, 2001
Pain makes you think. Thought makes you wise. Wisdom makes life endurable. - John Patrick, American playwright
Source: Bits & Pieces, November 9, 1995, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
One evening several years ago, Sydney Harris of the Chicago Daily News and a Quaker friend walked up to a newsstand. The Quaker bought a paper, then thanked the vendor politely. The vendor didn't so much as acknowledge his thanks.
"Sullen fellow, isn't he?" Harris remarked.
"I've been buying my papers from him for years, and he never responds," the Quaker quietly replied.
"Why, then, do you continue to be polite to him?" Harris asked.
The Quaker's answer was revealing. "Why should I let him determine how I act?"
By Donald E. and Vesta W. Mansell, "Sure As The Dawn" Copyright (c) 1993
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A farmer stood leaning on a fence at the edge of his property. He watched as a red sports car came over the top of a hill and followed the road up to the spot where he stood. The driver pulled over to the side of the road and called out to the farmer.
"Do you know how I can get to Route 91?" the driver asked.
The farmer thought for a few seconds. Then he said, "Nope."
"Do you know where the nearest turnpike entrance is?" the driver asked.
"How about the town of Hadley. Do you know which direction it is from here?"
Exasperated, the driver raced his engine. "You don't know very much, do you?"
"Nope," the farmer replied. "But I'm not lost."
Source: Monday Fodder firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A man in a hurry taking his 8-year-old son to school, made a turn at a red light where it was prohibited.
"Uh-oh, I just made an illegal turn!" the man said.
"Aw, Dad, it's okay" the son said. "The police car right behind us did the same thing."
Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2001 All rights reserved worldwide, mailto:email@example.com?subject=Sub_KDM
The first day of school was about to begin. The bell rang and the class was seated. The teacher, with her notebook in front of her, glanced at the names of the boys and girls who were to be in her class. After each student's name was a number, such as 135, 137, 139, 146.
The teacher was both astonished and happy. "Look at these IQs," she said to herself. "I've got an honor class." With this in mind, she tried out new methods, brought in objective material, went on field trips. The students responded exceptionally well to her enthusiasm and her creative approach. It was fortunate that it wasn't until much later in the term that the teacher learned that those numbers for the pupils in her class represented their locker numbers.
- Author Unknown
Source: Peter's Pearls, www.peterspearls.com.au