Sunday, November 27, 2011
Outside England ‘s Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. The fees were 1 ticket for cars ($1.40), 5 tickets for buses (about $7).
Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, he just didn’t show up; so the Zoo Management called the City Council and asked it to send them another parking agent.
The Council did some research and replied that the parking lot was the Zoo’s own responsibility. The Zoo advised the Council that the attendant was a City employee. The City Council responded that the lot attendant had never been on the City payroll.
Meanwhile, sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain, or France, or Italy… is a man who’d apparently had a ticket machine installed completely on his own and then had simply begun to show up every day, commencing to collect and keep the parking fees, estimated at about $560 per day—for 25 years.
Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over $7 million dollars ...... and no one even knows his name.
Posted on 11/27/11 at 08:43 AM
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Sunday, November 20, 2011
At the Welfare Office
At the Welfare Office
A big guy walked into the local welfare office to pick up his check. He marched straight up to the counter and said, ’ Hi. You know, I just HATE drawing welfare. I’d really rather have a job.’
The social worker behind the counter said, ’ Your timing is excellent. We just got a job opening from a very wealthy old man who wants a Chauffeur and bodyguard for his beautiful daughter. She is 22 years old and just got back from the shooting of the Playboy cover for next month in Mexico .
You’ll have to drive around in his 2008 Mercedes- Benz CL, and he will supply all of your clothes. Because of the long hours, meals will be provided. You’ll also be expected to escort the daughter on her overseas holiday trips.
This is rather awkward to say but you will also have as part of your job assignment to satisfy her sexual urges as the daughter is in her mid-20’s and has a rather strong sex drive.
A two-bedroom loft type apartment with plasma TV, stereo, bar, etc. located above the garage, will be designated for your sole use and the salary is $200,000 a year.’
The guy, just plain wide-eyed, said, ’ You’re bullshittin’ me!
The social worker said, ’ Yeah, well You started it.’
Posted on 11/20/11 at 08:38 AM
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Sunday, November 13, 2011
A cowboy from Texas attended a social function where Barack Obama was trying to gather support for his Health Care Plan.
Once Obama discovered the cowboy was from President Bush’s home area, he started to make fun of him by talking in a southern drawl and using single syllable words.
As he was doing that, he kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around his head.
The cowboy asked, “Y’all havin’ some problem with them circle flies?”
Obama stopped talking and said, “Well, yes, if that’s what they’re called, but I’ve never heard of circle flies.”
“Well, sir,” the cowboy replied, “Circle flies hang around ranches.
They’re called circle flies because they’re almost always found circlin’ around the back end of a horse.”
“Oh,” Obama replied, and went back to rambling.
A moment later he stopped and bluntly asked, “Are you calling me a horse’s ass?”
“No, sir,” the cowboy replied, “I have too much respect for the citizens of this great country to call their president a horse’s ass.”
“That’s a good thing, “Obama responded and began rambling on once more.
After a short pause, the cowboy, in his best Texas drawl, said, “Hard to fool them flies, though.”
Posted on 11/13/11 at 08:37 AM
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Friday, November 11, 2011
College professor’s view of the “redistribution plan.”
I can find no possible way to argue with this theory. Can you?
THIS SAYS IT ALL !
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”.. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
Could not be any simpler than that. (Please pass this on) Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2012 elections.
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Can you think of a reason for not sharing this? Neither could I.
Posted on 11/11/11 at 07:39 AM
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Retirement is Different for Everyone
One day, while going to the store, I passed by a nursing home.
On the front lawn were six old ladies lying naked on the grass, Millie, Nelda, Elma, Lacey, Sippy and Rosie.
I thought this was a bit unusual, but continued on my way to the store.
On my return trip, I passed the same nursing home with the same six old ladies lying naked on the lawn.
This time my curiosity got the best of me, and I went inside to talk to the Nursing Home Administrator.
‘Do you know there are six ladies lying naked on your front lawn?’
‘Yes,’ she said. ‘They’re retired prostitutes, and they’re having a yard sale.’
Posted on 11/06/11 at 01:45 PM
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