After six long years, Bubba Smith
graduates from Georgia Tech with a
degree in Textile Engineering. He soon
finds a CEO position in a textile plant in
Lindale, GA near his home town of
Bubba takes over at a struggling
company and decides to get rid of all
the slackers. He knew many of the
employees and wanted to make a
On a tour of the facilities,
Bubba notices a guy leaning
on a wall. He can't believe
this guy would just stand
around on the job.
Bubba walks up to the guy
leaning against the wall and
asks, "What are you doing
"I'm just waiting to get paid,"
responds the man.
Furious, Bubba asks "How
much money do you make a
A little surprised, the young
fellow replies, "I make about
$300 a week. Why?"
Bubba quickly has the
Comptroller write a check
and Bubba, hands the guy a
check made out to cash for
$1,200 and says, "Here's
four weeks' pay, now get out
and don't come back."
The man puts the check in
his pocket and promptly
Feeling pretty good about
himself, Bubba looks around
the room and asks, "Does
anyone want to tell me what
just happened here?"
From across the room
comes a voice, "Yeah, you
just tipped the pizza delivery
A wife went to the police station with her next door neighbor to report that her husband was missing. The policeman asked for a description. She said, "He's 35 years old, 6 foot 4, has dark eyes, dark wavy hair, an athletic build, weighs 185 pounds, is soft-spoken, and is good to the children."
The next-door neighbor protested, "Your husband is 5 foot 4, chubby, bald, has a big mouth, and is mean to your children."
The wife replied, "Yes, but who wants HIM back?"
"If a problem can be solved, there is no need to worry about it. If a problem can't be solved, there is no use to worry about it."
- Shantideva -
Preparing for a yard sale at our house, my wife and I decided to put out a mirror we'd received as a wedding gift. Because of its garish aqua colored metal frame we just couldn't find a room in our house where it looked good.
Shortly after the sale started, a man looking to decorate his apartment bought it for one dollar. "This is a great deal," he said excitedly. "It still has the plastic on it."
Then he peeled off the aqua colored protective covering to reveal a beautiful gold finished frame.
I was checking out at the busy super market, and the cashier was having problems. The register ran out of paper, the scanner malfunctioned, and finally the cashier spilled a handful of coins. When she totaled my order, it came to exactly $22.
Trying to soothe her nerves, I said, "That's a nice round figure."
Still frazzled, she glared at me and said, "You're no bean pole yourself."
A heart surgeon came to a mechanic to repair his car. The mechanic had a look at the car's engine, opened a valve and fixed it.
The mechanic said, "I repaired the engine which is the heart of the car. You also operate on the hearts of humans, so our jobs are quite similar. So why it you earn more than me?"
The doctor replied, "Can you repair the car when the engine is running? We can!"
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak…
Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill -