Hello this is Bob

One lazy, rainy, Sunday afternoon I decided to give my old friend John a call. I dialed the number and after about ten rings, a sleepy, groggy voice answered. Feeling a little embarrassed that I had woken my friend I said, “John, did I wake you?” A stern angry reply came back and nearly knocked me off my chair, “Hell yes you woke me, and this isn’t John, this is Bob, why don’t you morons get your numbers right before you make a call.” Then there was a click as he hung up the phone. more

Take Care of Those Who Take Care of You

Quote for the Day
“My grandfather once told me
that there are two kinds of people:
those who work and those who take the credit.
He told me to try to be in the first group;
there was less competition there.”

~Indira Gandhi~

Thought for the Day
For many years I worked in middle management for corporate America. Those of you who are there now know that middle managers; do all the work, make little money, and get none of the credit. I usually had no problem with this because I knew that what I did made a difference, and what I did first and foremost was take care of those who worked for me, then I took care of the customer next, and last I took care of my boss and the company.

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Artificial World

Quote for the Day
“We are living in a world today
where lemonade is made from artificial flavors
and furniture polish is made from real lemons.”

~Alfred E. Newman~

Thought for the Day
How sad it is that this is acceptable in todays world, that we are more concerned about what chemicals we should use to sanitize our environment than we are with what we put in or on our bodies.

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Resentment

Quote of the Day
“Resentment is like taking poison
and waiting for the other person to die.”

~Malachy McCourt~

Thought for the Day
I have learned over the years that being angry with someone hurts me more than it hurts the person I am angry with. Pent up anger becomes resentment, resentment turns into a grudge, and a grudge turns into a cancer that will eat away your soul. It is best for you and the person you are angry with if you clear the air, and inform them why you are angry. Do not expect them to read your mind and know why you are angry.

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Speeding

One afternoon as I was driving home I checked my rear view mirror and noticed a highway patrolman approaching. I glanced at my speedo and noticed I was 10 mph under the posted speed limit so I sped up. I looked again and he was still coming, I sped up another 10 mph and still he was gaining on me. Finally I was up to 20 mph over the posted speed limit and he was closing in on me fast. Just as I was thinking of speeding up some more I saw his blue light.

I pulled over to the side of the road and waited for him to approach my car, as he was walking up I considered speeding off but thought better of it since obviously his car was faster than mine. As he approached my window he said, “What’s your hurry sir?” I looked up at him and said, “Oh, it’s you, just last week my wife ran off with a highway patrolman, I thought you was him bringing her back!”

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