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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 4, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

In my relationships with persons I have found that it does not help, in the long run, to act as though I were something that I am not. - Carl Rogers

Source: Early Sunday Funnies and Thoughts


The Life Saving Station

On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur there was once a crude little life-saving station. The building was just a hut, and there was only one boat but the few devoted members kept a constant watch over the sea, and with no thought for themselves went out day and night tirelessly searching for the lost. Some of those who were saved, and various others in the surrounding area, wanted to become associated with the station and give of their time and money and effort for the support of its work. New boats were bought and new crews trained. The little life-saving station grew.

Some of the members of the life-saving station were unhappy that the building was so crude and poorly equipped. They felt that a more comfortable place should be provided as the first refuge of those saved from the sea. They replaced the emergency cots with beds and put better furniture in the enlarged building. Now, the life-saving station became a popular gathering place for its members, and they decorated it beautifully and furnished it exquisitely, because they used it as a sort of club. Fewer members were now interested in going to sea on lifesaving missions, so they hired life-boat crews to do this work. The life-saving motif still prevailed in this club's decoration, and there was a symbolic life-boat in the room where the club initiations were held. About this time a large ship was wrecked off the coast, and the hired crews brought in boat loads of cold, wet and half-drowned people. They were dirty and sick and some of them had black skin and some had yellow skin. The beautiful new club was in chaos. So the property committee immediately had a shower house built outside the club where victims of shipwreck could be cleaned up before coming inside.

At the next meeting, there was a split in the club membership. Most of the members wanted to stop the club's life-saving activities as being unpleasant and a hindrance to the normal social life of the club. Some members insisted upon life-saving as their primary purpose and pointed out that they were still called a life-saving station. But they were finally voted down and told that if they wanted to save lives of all the various kinds of people who were shipwrecked in those waters, they could begin their own life-saving station down the coast. They did.

As the years went by, the new station experienced the same changes that had occurred in the old. It evolved into a club, and yet another life-saving station was founded. History continued to repeat itself, and if you visit that sea coast today, you will find a number of exclusive clubs along that shore. Shipwrecks are frequent in those waters, but most of the people drown.

Source: The Inspired Buffalo, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/the-inspired-buffalo/

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Fire Trucks Are Red

For you people who don't think I have a PH.D. in filossafee and sycology read how I figgered why fire trucks are red.......C

Everyone knows that fire engines have 4 wheels and 8 men.

4 and 8 make 12.

There are twelve inches in a foot.

A foot is a ruler.

Queen Elizabeth, a ruler, is the name of one of the largest ships on the seas.

Seas have fish and fish have fins.

The Finns fought the Russians and Russians are red...

and fire trucks are always rushin' therefore, fire trucks are red.

Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/


A college graduate applies for a job as an industrial spy. Together with several other applicants, he is given a sealed envelope and told to take it to the fourth floor. As soon as the young man is alone, he steps into an empty hallway and opens the packet. Inside, a message reads: "You're our kind of person. Report to the fifth floor."

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2003, Compilation Rights, http://www.katscratch.com/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

One-Click Shutdown

Follow these directions to create a one-click shutdown shortcut on your desktop:

1. On your desktop, right-click on a blank spot and point to New, then click on Shortcut.

2. In the "Create Shortcut" window, type the following depending of the version of Windows you are using.

For Windows 95, 98, or Me type (or even better, copy and paste):

C:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows

For Windows XP type or copy:

SHUTDOWN -s -t 01

3. Click the "Next" button.

4. Name the shortcut whatever you would like, and click the "Finish" button.

Now whenever you want to shut down, just double click on this shortcut.

Source: Computer Lady Newsletter, http://www.freepctech.com/computerlady.shtml

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