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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 8, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

It is only with the heart that one can see clearly, for the most essential things are invisible to the eye. - Antoine de Sainte Exupery

Source: Daily Quote, mailto:dailyquote-subscribe@topica.com


According to Buddhist folklore, two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank. She thanked him and departed.

As the monks continued on their way, the one was brooding and preoccupied. Unable to hold his silence, he spoke out. "Brother, our spiritual training teaches us to avoid any contact with women, but you picked that one up on your shoulders and carried her!"

"Brother," the second monk replied, "I set her down on the other side, while you are still carrying her."

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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

From British Newspapers

1) Commenting on a complaint from a Mr Arthur Purdey about a large gas bill, a spokesman for North Westgas said "We agree it was rather high for the time of year. It's possible Mr Purdey has been charged for the gas used up during the explosion that destroyed his house."

(The Daily Telegraph)

2) Irish police are being handicapped in a search for a stolen van, because they cannot issue a description. It's a Special Branch vehicle and they don't want the public to know what it looks like.

(The Guardian)

3) A young girl who was blown out to sea on a set of inflatable teeth was rescued by a man on an inflatable lobster. A coastguard spokesman commented, "This sort of thing is all too common".

(The Times)

4) At the height of the gale, the harbourmaster radioed a coastguard and asked him to estimate the wind speed. He replied he was sorry, but he didn't have a gauge. However, if it was any help, the wind had just blown his Land Rover off the cliff.

(Aberdeen Evening Express)

Source: Clean Laugh, http://www.cybersaltlists.org/


Adam: Do you really love me?

Eve: There's no one but you.

Submitted by Gerry

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

To promote recycling, five large dumpsters by the mess tent had signs stating what type of garbage was to be placed in each. It took several days and many reminders, but eventually the soldiers were complying. One day as the regiment lined up for the noon meal, a civilian garbage truck arrived. In full view of the soldiers, the contents of all five containers were dumped in the one truck.

Submitted by Lorraine

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