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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 25, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Don't sacrifice a good life for a good time." - Michael Josephson

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm


My husband Fred, a state trooper, stopped a motorist for speeding. Instead of signing the ticket and continuing on his way, the driver, who said he knew he had been going over the posted limit, insisted on having a court hearing.

On the appointed day, Fred and the man appeared before the district magistrate. Found guilty, the motorist happily paid his fine. Outside the courtroom, my husband asked him why he had bothered with a hearing.

"I came to this country from Yugoslavia a few years ago," the man explained. "I never had the freedom to ask for a hearing. Now I do."

Let us remember our wonderful freedoms.

Contributed to "Life In These United States" by Alice Day

Source: DailyInBox Presents, http://dailyinbox.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The Edge Index

Years before armadillo migrations will reach Washington, D.C.: 86

Hours per day the average American spent working last year: 3.7

Hours per day we spent watching TV: about 2.5

Pounds of snails a Nigerian woman arrested at Heathrow Airport was found to have in her luggage: 230

Amount a company called Genetic Savings and Clone charged a woman to clone a DNA replica of her cat: $50,000

Amount a 20-year-old Omaha man received for allowing the snoring remedy SnoreStop to display its logo on his forehead for one month: $37,375

Minimum number of days that a Florida couple picketed their home in December to get
their children to do more chores: 17

Number of plastic surgeries undergone by the winner of last year's "Miss Artificial Beauty" pageant in China: 4

Number undergone by the runner-up:10

Amount the minimum wage would be if it had increased at the same rate as corporate CEO pay since 1990: $22.50 an hour

Hourly wage Krispy Kreme pays its new CEO: $760

Percentage of Russians who say they would vote for Josef Stalin if he were running for office today: 25

From: Harper's Index; Universal Press Syndicate; Wireless Flash News Service; Chicago Sun-Times; The Associated Press; The Hindustan Times; Menís Health; The Australian; The Sunday Times (London); Reuters; The BBC

Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) March 16, 2005, http://www.oregonian.com/

Submitted by Barbara Henry


To impress his date, the young man took her to a very chick Italian restaurant. After sipping some fine wine, he picked up the menu and studied it with an appraising eye. "We'll have the Giuseppe Spomdalucci," he said finally.

"Sorry, sir," said the waiter. "That's the owner."

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The Last Allied Witness Of WWI Christmas Truce Dies
November 21, 2005

LONDON (Reuters) - The last known surviving allied veteran of the Christmas Truce that saw German and British soldiers shake hands between the trenches in World War One died Monday at 109, his parish priest said.


Source: Reuters, http://reuters.com

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