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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 23, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

The significance of a person is not in what they attain but rather in what they long to attain. - Kahlil Gibran


An old train on a branch line was puffing and creaking slowly through the countryside when suddenly it lurched to a stop. The only passenger in the three-car train rose quickly to his feet and hurried to find the conductor. "Why have we stopped?" he demanded. "I'm I a salesman and I have an appointment in less than an hour in the next town. Surely this old train can make it through a pasture!"

The conductor smiled, "Nothing to worry about, sir. Just a cow on the tracks. Gotta wait her out." The salesman returned to his seat, fuming and fidgeting until the train began to creep forward again about ten minutes later. It chugged along for a mile or two and then ground to a halt once again.

This time the conductor found the salesman. "Don't worry," he said. "We'll be on our way shortly. It's just a temporary delay." The exasperated salesman asked, "What now? Did we catch up to the cow again?"

What the salesman didn't know was that the schedule for this particular train had been made so as to allow for temporary delays and cows on the track! The salesman made his appointment, but he was worn to a frazzle by his own frustration and concern.

Allow for delays. You'll enjoy life's journey more.

Source: God's Little Devotional Book, by Honor Books Publishing Staff, Published by Honor Books (c) June 1995, ISBN: 1562920960, http://isbn.nu/1562920960

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

You Know You Are a Lousy Cook When...

You use the smoke alarm as a cooking timer.

You consider it a culinary success if the pop-tart stays in one piece.

Your dog goes to the neighbors' to eat.

Your family buys Alka Seltzer and Kaopectate in bulk.

When you barbecue, two of your kids hold water guns and the third stands ready by the phone with 911 on speed-dial.

The EPA insists that all your garbage cans be marked with biohazard symbols.

Your two best recipes are meatloaf and apple pie, but your dinner guests can't tell which is which.

Pest control companies keep pestering you for your recipes.

You make tuna noodle surprise and the surprise is that it glows in the dark and melts the silverware.

Source: Clean Laugh, http://www.cybersalt.org/lists.htm


A famous football coach was on vacation with his family in Maine. When they walked into a movie theater and sat down, the handful of people there applauded. He thought to himself, "I can't believe it. People recognize me all the way up here." Then a man came over to him and said, "Thanks for coming. They won't start the movie unless we have ten paying people or more."

Source: Chapnotes, http://www.chaplainsnotes.org/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Desktop Shortcuts

Do you have a lot of shortcuts on your desktop? If you do, and have noticed your computer doesn't work quite as well as it used to, you may have too many shortcuts there.

Each shortcut uses a little bit of the system resources, so too many can cause a drop in performance on underpowered computers.

Instead of having all the shortcuts on your desktop, just create one folder on your desktop or Start Menu and put all the shortcuts in the folder. You'll still have handy access to them, only they won't eat resources they way they do on your desktop.

Source: The Internet Tutor http://www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-tutor.html
Copyright 2003 Boogie Jack and Shagmail

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