Fear of Flying

 

Fear of Flying?


At a recent software engineering management
course in the U.S., 
the participants were given an awkward question to answer. “If
you had just boarded an airliner and discovered that your team of
programmers had been responsible for the flight control software,
how many of you would disembark immediately?”



Among the ensuing forest of raised hands, only one man sat
motionless.
When asked what he would do, he replied that he would be quite
content to stay on board.

“With my team’s software,” he said, “the plane was unlikely to even

taxi as far as the runway, let alone take off.”

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The Excuse

 

The Excuse


Jones came into the office an hour late for
the third time in

one week and found the boss waiting for him. “What’s the
story this time, Jones?” he asked sarcastically. “Let’s hear a
good excuse for a change.”



Jones sighed, “Everything went wrong this morning, Boss.
The wife decided to drive me to the station. She got ready in
ten minutes, but then the drawbridge got stuck. Rather than
let you down, I swam across the river — look, my suit’s still
damp — ran out to the airport, got a ride on Mr. Thompson’s
helicopter, landed on top of Radio City Music Hall, and was
carried here piggyback by one of the
Rockettes.”

“You’ll have to do better than that, Jones,” said the boss,

obviously disappointed. “No woman can get ready in ten
minutes.”

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

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The Jew and the Bar


A  well known  anti-Semite, walks into a bar and is about to order a drink when he sees a guy close by with kippa, tzitzis, and payos.

He doesn’t have to be an Einstein to  know that this guy is Jewish. So he shouts over to the bartender so everyone can  hear, “Drinks for everyone in here, bartender,  but not for that Jew over there. Soon after the drinks have been handed out, he notices that the  Jewish guy is smiling, and waves to him and says, “Thank you.”  This infuriates him and in  a loud voice,

 

He once again orders drinks for everyone except the Jew.

 

But as before, this does not seem to worry the Jewish guy who continues to smile, and  again says, “Thank you.”  

 

So Peter says to the  barman, “What’s the matter with that Jew?  I’ve  ordered two rounds of drinks for  everyone in the bar except him, and all he does is smile and thank me. Is he nuts? 

 

“Nope,” replies the  bartender.  “He owns the place.”

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

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Burglary in Florida

BURGLARY IN FLORIDA

 When southern Florida resident Nathan Radlich’s house was burglarized
recently, thieves ignored his wide screen plasma TV, his VCR, and even
left his Rolex watch.


What they did take, however, was a “generic white cardboard box filled
with a grayish-white powder.” (That’s the way the police report described
it.) A spokesman for the Fort Lauderdale police said, that “it looked
similar to high grade cocaine and they’d probably thought they’d hit the
big time.”
Later, Nathan stood in front of numerous TV cameras and pleaded with the
burglars: “Please return the cremated remains of my sister, Gertrude. She
died three years ago.”

The next morning, the bullet-riddled corpse of a local drug dealer known
as Hoochie Pevens was found on Nathan’s doorstep. The cardboard box was
there too; about half of Gertrude’s ashes remained.

Taped to the box was this note which said: “Hoochie sold us the bogus
blow, so we wasted Hoochie. Sorry we snorted your sister. No hard
feelings. Have a nice
day.”

And you thought California was the land of fruits and nuts !

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

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The German Shepherd and the Rabbit

 

One day an old German Shepherd takes off chasing rabbits and soon discovers he is lost.  After
wandering around for a bit he sees a panther heading toward him with
the intention of having lunch.
   
The old German Shepherd thinks, “Oh, oh! I’m in deep doo-doo now!”  Noticing some bones on the
ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with
his back to the approaching cat. Just as the panther is about to leap,
the old German Shepherd exclaims loudly, “Boy, that was one delicious
panther! I wonder, if there are any more around here?”
   
Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of
terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. “Whew!,” says
the panther, “That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly had me!”
   
Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he
can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the
panther. So, off he goes.  The squirrel soon catches up with the
panther, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the
panther.
   
The young panther is furious at being made a fool of
and says, “Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what’s going to
happen to that conniving canine!”
   
Now, the old German Shepherd sees the panther coming with the squirrel on his back and
thinks, “What am I going to do now?,” but instead of running, the dog
sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn’t seen them
yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old German
Shepherd says…”Where’s that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to
bring me another panther!”
   
Moral of this story…
    Don’t mess with the old dogs… Age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery!
    (BS and brilliance only come with age and experience.)
   
If you don’t send this to five ‘old’ friends right away, there will be five fewer people laughing in the world.
   
Of course, I am in no way insinuating that any of you are old, some are just more ‘youthfully challenged’.
   
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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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The 12 Days of Christmas After Reengineering

 

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The 12 Days of Christmas After Reengineering

Global challenges require the North Pole to continue to take more
competitive steps. Effective immediately, the following economy
measures are to take place in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” subsidiary.

The partridge will be retained, but the pear tree never turned out to
be the cash crop forecasted. It will be replaced by a plastic plant,
providing savings in maintenance costs.

The two turtle doves represent a redundancy that is simply not cost
effective. In addition, their romance during the working hours could not
be condoned under the company “zero tolerance” sexual harassment
policy. Both positions are, therefore, eliminated.

The three French hens will remain intact and we may actually
expand the number of hens used. A recent time-motion-profitability study
proved that using illegal migratory fowl is extremely profitable as it
eliminates the company’s need to provide employee benefits because the
hens do not meet federal residency requirements.

The four calling birds were replaced by an automated voice mail
system, with a call waiting option. An analysis is underway to determine
who the birds have been calling, how often and how long they talked,
and whether the calling function can be replaced by e-mail.

The five golden rings have been put on hold by the Board of
Directors. Maintaining a portfolio based on one commodity could have
negative implications for institutional investors. Diversification into
other precious metals as well as a mix of T-bills and high technology
stocks appear to be in order.

The six geese-a-laying constitutes a luxury which can no longer be
afforded. It has long been felt that the production rate of one egg per
goose per day is an example of their decline in productivity. Three
geese will be let go, and an upgrading in the selection procedure by the
Personnel Department will assure management that from now on every
goose it gets will be a good one.

The seven swans-a-swimming is obviously a number chosen in better
times. Their function is primarily decorative. Replacement mechanical
swans are on order. The current swans will be retrained to learn some
new strokes to better enhance their outplacement.

As you know, the eight maids-a-milking concept has been under heavy
scrutiny by the EEOC. A male/female balance in the workforce is being
sought. The more militant maids consider this a dead-end job with no
upward mobility.

Nine ladies dancing has always been an odd number. This function will
be phased out as these individuals grow older and can no longer do the
steps. Let the reengineering team hasten to add that company policy
prohibits age discrimination, and any layoffs must be justified using a
business case to preclude any employee lawsuits.

Ten Lords-a-Leaping is overkill. The high costs of Lords plus the
expense of international air travel prompted the Compensation Committee
to suggest replacing this group with ten out-of-work congressmen. While
leaping ability may be somewhat sacrificed because of the high average
weight of retired congressmen, significant savings should result due to
the number of congressmen left unemployed after the recent election.

Eleven pipers piping and twelve drummers drumming is a simple case of
the band getting too big. A substitution with a string quartet, a
cutback on new music and the elimination of uniforms will produce
significant savings to the bottom line.

Though incomplete, studies by our consultants indicate that
stretching deliveries over twelve days is inefficient. If we can
drop-ship in one day using a “just in time” system, service levels will
be improved and we can expect a substantial reduction in the use of
part-time personnel.

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Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the
greatest political sages this country has ever known.


Some of his sayings: 


1.
 Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman.  Neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men:

The ones that learn by reading.

The few who learn by observation.

The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you’re riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.

11. Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.
He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.


ABOUT GROWING OLDER…

First ~Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. 

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way.
I’ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved.
 

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra. 

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top. 

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young. 

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been. 

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable. 

Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.
Today it’s called golf.
 

And, finally ~ If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.

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He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.

 

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