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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 30, 2006
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. - John Cage
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
An elderly tenant lived in a certain part of London, and he would wake up every morning and go to the subway. He would get the train right to Central London, and then sit at the street corner and beg. He would do this every single day of his life. He sat at the same street corner and begged for almost 20 years.
His house was filthy, and such an odor came out of the house that it smelled horribly. The neighbors could not stand the stench anymore, so they summoned the police. The officers knocked down the door, discovered the filthy living and called in a sanitation service that cleaned the house.
Under police surveillance, numerous small bags of money were discovered in rooms all over the house. Seemingly it was from monies the beggar had collected through the years.
After police counted the money, and they soon realized that the old man was a millionaire. They waited outside his house in anticipation to share the good news with him. When he arrived home that evening, he was met by one the officers who told him that there was no need for him to beg any more as he was a rich man now, a millionaire. And he now had a clean apartment house to come home to.
He said nothing at all; he went into his house and locked the door. The next morning he woke up as usual, went to the subway, got into the train, and sat at the street corner and continued to beg. His only interest was in getting money. The sad fellow had never learned how to use it for himself.
Source: Chapnotes, mailto:ChapnotesMail@aol.com?Subject=Subscribe
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A Croatia lumberjack claims he started 'enjoying housework and knitting' after he was given a female kidney..
Stjepan Lizacic, 56, from Osijek, is suing his local health authority because he says he's become a laughing stock.
He says his life changed from enjoying heavy drinking sessions with pals to preferring housework after the operation.
He told local newspaper 24sata: "The kidney transplant saved my life, but they never warned me about the side effects.
"I have developed a strange passion for female jobs like ironing, sewing, washing dishes, sorting clothes in wardrobes and even knitting."
He pointed out that before the kidney transplant he would not have been seen dead doing the housework, and expected his wife to do it all, but now found it both relaxing and fulfilling.
He said: "My wife is the only one that is pleased. I do most of the housework now, and I blame the hospital that transplanted me the kidney of a 50-year-old woman instead of a man's kidney."
His wife Radmila added: "If the new femine side to him is confined to housework I am very happy, I only hope he doesn't start looking at other men."
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
As I was nursing my baby, my cousin's six-year-old daughter, Krissy, came into the room. Never having seen anyone breast-feed before, she was intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing.
After mulling over my answers, she remarked, "My mom has some of those, but I don't think she knows how to use them."
Lois Singer, Marinette, Wis.
Source: The Reader's Digest, Copyright © June 2002, All rights reserved., http://www.readersdigest.com/
Melbourne (UPI) March 2004 - Police in Australia have found more than 500 bicycles at the home of a 60-year-old man who died while trying to steal a bicycle.
When police went to the man's Geelong house to notify relatives, they did not find any next of kin but did find more than 500 bicycles and parts worth about $20,000 (USD15,000).
The house resembled a junkyard, with bicycles, chains, seats, helmets and handlebars stacked in every room and the back yard, The Age reported.
The man, who died of an apparent heart attack, had even stacked bicycle parts in the bathroom. Some bicycles were worth thousands of dollars.
Senior Sgt. Adrian Benny said he was astonished to find the stash of all makes, models and values.
"I've never seen anything like it. It was a sight to behold."
Source: ArcaMax – Weird News, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44