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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 21, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves." - Carl Jung

Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:rheamo@centurytel.net?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day


A little girl whose life had been marvelously changed by conversion, was asked how she could resist temptation and be so sweet.

"Oh," she said, "when Satan comes and knocks on the door of my heart, I just let Jesus answer the door. And when Satan sees Jesus at the door, he says, 'Pardon me, I came to the wrong place.' "

By Leonard C. Lee

Source: Our Times, Copyright (c) February 1948, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

Submitted by Dale Galusha

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Henry L. Mencken said it first: "For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat and wrong." Several 7-Eleven stores learned the truth of that statement. According to a New York Times article, a number of the convenience stores had a problem with teenagers hanging out in their parking lots at all hours of the day and night. Not that they didn't like kids. But the teens were noisy. Customers had to walk around them to get into the stores. And they left discarded wrappers, cigarette butts and paper cups on the grounds.

Managers tried various methods to solve the problem. They asked the young people to move elsewhere. They asked them to pick up their trash. They even spoke to the police, but nothing worked.

Each solution was simple, neat and ineffective.

Finally, one manager came up with an unusual idea to dissuade the teenagers from loitering in front of the stores. He suggested that all the shops start piping easy-listening music into the parking lots. Immediately, the young people stopped hanging around.

Source: Life Support System, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lifesupport/


An acquaintance of mine whose daughter was about to be married decided to give her a diamond ring that had been in the family for several generations. The stone had never been appraised, so the father asked a gemologist friend if she would take a look at it. She agreed, but said that instead of a fee she'd accept lunch at one of Houston's finer restaurants.

A few days later, as he and the gem expert sat sipping a glass of Chablis, he showed her the ring. She took out her jeweler's loupe, examined the diamond carefully and handed it back.

"Wow," said a diner who had been watching from the next table. "These Texas women are tough!"

Source: Marty's Joke of the Day, mailto:martysjotd-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

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Karyn has received enough ( and probably more ) to pay off her debt.

For more about Karyn visit:

Source : The Oregonian, Copyright (c) October 21, 2002, http://www.oregonian.com/

Submitted by Barbara Henry

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