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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 3, 2002
"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all." - Peter Drucker
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2002, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
When William McKinley was President of the United States, he had to make a decision about the appointment of an ambassador to a foreign country. Two candidates were equally qualified.
While McKinley was still a Congressman, he had observed an inconsiderate action by one of the men. He recalled boarding a streetcar at the rush hour and getting the last vacant seat. Soon an elderly woman got on, carrying a heavy clothes basket. No one got up to offer her a seat, so she walked the length of the car and stood in the aisle, hardly able to keep her balance as the vehicle swayed from side to side.
One of the men McKinley was later to consider for ambassador was sitting next to where the woman was standing. Instead of getting up and helping her, he deliberately shifted his newspaper so it would look like he hadn't seen her. When McKinley noticed this, he walked down the aisle, graciously took her basket, and offered her his seat.
The man was unaware that anyone was watching, but that one little act of selfishness would later deprive him of perhaps the crowning honor of his lifetime.
Source: Christian Voices, http://www.christianvoices.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A man hated his wife's cat and he decided to get rid of it. He drove 20 blocks away from home and dropped the cat there. The cat was already walking up the driveway when he approached his home.
The next day, he decided to drop the cat 40 blocks away but the same thing happened.
He kept on increasing the number of blocks but the cat kept on coming home before him. At last he decided to drive a few miles away, turn right, then left, past the bridge, then right again and another right and so on until he reached what he thought was a perfect spot and dropped the cat there.
Hours later, the man calls his wife at home and asked her, "Jen is the cat there?" "Yes, why do you ask?" answered the wife.
Frustrated the man said, "Put that cat on the phone, I am lost and I need directions."
Source: Monday Fodder mailto:email@example.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Sometimes I think I understand everything, then I regain consciousness.
Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
Warts: Duct Tape Does It
Researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, report duct tape worked "significantly" better to remove warts than cryosurgery in a comparison trial of 51 patients. Half the patients (25) had cryosurgery - freezing the warts with liquid nitrogen for 10 seconds every two to three weeks for up to six weeks. The others had their warts covered by duct tape that was left on for six days, removed overnight, then reapplied until two months passed or the wart fell off.
Source: USA Weekend, November 15-17, 2002, http://usaweekend.com