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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 16, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back." - Turkish proverb

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the- funnies


A clock in an Edinburgh church steeple was striking nine when three young men passed on their way to a place of sin. Suddenly one of them stopped and said, "I can not go with you." And when they pressed him for a reason, he said, "When I left my home in the hill country, my old mother said, 'My son, you are going into a wicked city, but your old father and I will pray for you every night, and at nine o'clock we will be on our knees.' They are praying for me now and I can not go."

He turned about, sought his room, cried out to God for mercy, and was saved. He is today one of the leading merchants in Edinburgh. Decision of character was the means of his salvation.

By Dr. Chapman

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) July, 1908, Pacific Press, http://www.pacificpress.com/signs

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


How much to tip: waiter or waitress, 15-20 percent; bartender, 15 percent; barber or stylist, 15 percent.

To talk your way out of a traffic ticket: roll down your window; be cooperative; don't incriminate yourself.

To kill 10 minutes with someone you dislike: avoid touchy topics; focus on the positive; burn no bridges.

To get on the air on talk radio: call early; get to the point; know when to stop.

To deliver a eulogy: consult with friends and family; avoid loaded issues; be yourself.

To stand up to a psychological bully: keep your cool and make eye contact.

To cook a romantic meal, prepare ahead of time - don't leave her waiting in the living room.

Compliment a woman on everyday things.

To lose 10 pounds in six weeks, do one hour of stair climbing five times a week.

To win at arm wrestling, pull, don't push.

To shoot a free throw, shoot the ball in an arc, visualizing yourself in a phone booth trying to shoot through the top of the booth.

To bowl a strike, don't throw the ball too hard or too slowly.

To survive an IRS audit, speak only when spoken to.

From: Men's Health Real Life Survival Guide, By Keller, Larry; Millman, Christian, Published by St Martins Pr (P) (Sep 1, 2001), ISBN: 1579545009, http://isbn.nu/1579545009

Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) September 3, 2001, http://www.oregonian.com/

Submitted by Barbara Henry


I know how hard it is to raise funds for almost anything these days. A member of our Church contacted me and said they were having a benefit on June 28. I said I was sorry that we'd be unable to make it due to a prior commitment, but I would be there "in spirit" with them. Undaunted, he cheerfully replied, "Great ! I have $10, $15 and $20 tickets. Where would you like your 'spirit' to sit ?"

Submitted by Jim Moore

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


The latest perk for pampered pets is a trip to a spa. Leading the trend is Biscuits & Bath Doggy Village, a five-story pet spa in New York City that features a pool, faux-grassy fields, salons, organic gourmet pet food, acupuncture, veterinary services, a kennel ("Lullaby Village") and a litter of "kitty condos." The spa, whose members include pets belonging to Sean "R Diddy" Combs and hotel maven Leona Heirnsley, doesn't cater solely to its four-legged patrons. Pet owners are treated to events such as champagne brunches and cocktail parties intended to encourage human love connections.

For more information visit:

A sampling of other pet spas across the country: Sam and Danni's Pet Resort and Spa in Sauk Rapids, Minn.; The Animal Inn in Santa Barbara, CA; and the Berry Good Health Emporium and Day Spa in Katy, Texas.

Source: USA Weekend, October 12-14, 2001, http://usaweekend.com

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