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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 14, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them." - Malcolm Forbes

Submitted by Nancy A Thomas


At the turn of the last century, a young boy quit school to help with the family expenses. When he was fifteen, he became interested in automobiles and worked in a garage. He subscribed to a correspondence home study course on automobiles and, after a long day in the garage, studied at the kitchen table by lamplight.

When he felt ready, he walked into the Frayer-Miller Automobile Company of Columbus, Ohio. When Mr. Frayer noticed him, he asked, "Well, what do you want?"

"I just thought I'd tell you I'm coming to work here tomorrow morning," the boy replied.

"Oh! Who hired you?"

"Nobody yet, but I'll be on the job in the morning. If I'm not worth anything, you can fire me." (Try that in TODAY'S market!)

Early the next morning the young man returned to the plant. Noticing the floor was thick with metal shavings and accumulated dirt and grease, the boy got a broom and shovel and set to work cleaning the place.

Because of his self-confidence and work ethic, Eddie Rickenbacker's future was predictable. He went on to excel in many fields, including automobile racing, piloting World War 1 planes and founding what was to become one of America's largest airline companies - Eastern Airlines.

There is no magic bullet to instantly become a self-confident person. But it begins with one of the most important relationships in your life - your relationship with yourself. People who become more confident habitually encourage themselves. They become their own best friend.

Rob Bremer asks the question, "If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?" If the answer is "Yes!" you are on the track to becoming more self-assured.

Without confidence, you are not likely to move far in the direction of your dreams. But become your own best friend and almost anything will be possible.

By Steve Goodier. Steve is the editor of The Life Support System, a motivational e-newsletter delivered daily to 85,000 subscribers in over 100 nations. His inspirational newsletter and books are available through his website at http://www.lifesupportsystem.com

Source: Life Support System, mailto:LifeSupport-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

1. If 70 percent of the population have defective eyesight, 75 percent are
hard of hearing, 80 percent have sinus trouble and 85 percent suffer from
allergies, what percentage (at a minimum) suffer from all four ailments?

2. Brown, Jones, and Smith are employed by the City of Plainsfield as fireman, policeman, and teacher, though not necessarily respectively. Plainsfield is a very neighborly little town, and someone once reported that,
Brown and the teacher are neighbors.
Jones and the teacher are neighbors.
Both Brown and Smith are neighbors of the fireman.
Both the policeman and the fireman are neighbors of Jones.
The men are all neighbors.

However the truth of the matter is that only two of these statements are true. Can you determine the job which each man holds?

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1. 10%

2. Brown is the Policeman, Jones the Policeman, and Smith the Fireman.

Submitted by Nancy A. Thomas


Los Angeles Center reported receiving a request for clearance to FL 60 0 (60,000ft.) from a SR-71. The incredulous controller, with some disdain in his voice, asked, "How do you plan to get up to 60,000 feet? The pilot (obviously a sled driver), responded, "We don't plan to go up to it, we plan to come down to it..." He was cleared...

Source: Daily Funnies, http://zinester.com/mpb/ml_fs.cgi?topic=25438

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Every year the public is victimized by the counterfeiting of United States currency and other U.S. obligations.

Those who fail to carefully examine the money they receive or who cash checks and bonds without requesting proper identification are potential victims. Only with the public's cooperation can the United States Secret Service reduce and prevent these crimes.

This site is designed to help you detect counterfeit currency and guard against forgery loss.


Source: Good Experience, http://www.goodexperience.com/signup.php

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