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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 15, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

What is popular isn't always right and what is right isn't always popular. - Author Unknown



"We're trying to develop some guiding principles for our organization. Any help?" - Diane G.

Whether you are a school teacher or own a manufacturing plant, you are shaped by the principles and values you cherish.

ServiceMaster Corporation, one of the largest cleaning service conglomerates in the world, is serious about its objectives and beliefs. Kenneth Wessner, Chairman of the Board says, "The philosophy of a company determines the character and nature of business it conducts. The climate of a company is created by the concepts of managing and life that govern its policies and practices." Adds Wessner, "The philosophy of ServiceMaster and the words we used to express that philosophy have been carefully conceived, nurtured and refined through years of thought, work, and commitment. Our company philosophy is expressed in four objectives." Here are the four statements the company is built upon:

1. To honor God in all we do.
2. To help people develop.
3. To pursue excellence.
4. To grow profitably.

What has been the impact of these principles? Many people at ServiceMaster say, "Our work is not merely the making of a living; it is a way of life."

By Neil Eskelin in Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2002, http://www.neileskelin.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Riddle Challenge

1. After the new Canon Law that took effect on November 27, 1983, would a Roman Catholic man be allowed to marry his widow's sister?

2. Ten pears hanging high,
Ten men come passing by,
Each took a pear and left nine hanging there.
How could that be?

3. - There are several English words that contain all 5 vowels. Can you name one? One contains all the vowels in order. Can you name it?

Answers below:

Riddle Answers:

1. He can't because he's dead.

2. EACH is the name of one of the men, and he's the only one that took a pear.

3. Education, Euphoria, Precarious, Pneumonia, Ambidextrous, and Unequivocal.
All the vowels in order: Abstentious, Facetious

Source: RemyMail.com's A Riddle A Day, http://www.RemyMail.com

Thanks to Sonny Natanielu and J K Jantares for edited content for answer #3.



Dyno the rhino was born.
And his life was always forlorn.
Dumbo had two,
And so had Gnu,
But Dyno had only one horn.

Source: Gentle Humor, mailto:words@netcarrier.com?subject=GHSubscribe

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876, it did not ring off the hook with calls from potential backers.

After making a demonstration call, President Rutherford Hays said, "That's an amazing invention, but who would ever want to use one of them?"

Source: A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul, By Canfield, Jack; Hansen, Mark Victor, Published by Health Communications, Inc. Copyright (c) April 1995, ISBN: 1558743316, http://isbn.nu/1558743316/price

Submitted Alice Bryan

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