What Do I Do Now? UPS

Written By: Gary Wonning

We normally delivered to the Ford Garage in Osgood from the alley that ran between Buckeye Street and Walnut Street, the next street west. Consequently, I would normally catch whatever houses I had parcels for that were across the alley from the Ford garage. This particular day two teenage daughters of the Baptist minister were sunbathing in their backyard, lying face down with their bikini tops unbuttoned. As I rushed across the back yard I noticed this peculiar circumstance and was in a quandary as what to do.

I tried to make some extra noise to alert them of my presence, but their radio was blaring from some teeny-bopper station and they never heard me. Getting closer, I sensed what was going to happen, but short of throwing a rock at them, I was at a loss as to what to do next.

Finally, the inevitable happened, they spotted me and jumping up and grabbing their bikini tops, while letting out a blood curling scream. I handed one of them the clipboard and pen, politely asked her to sign for the parcel, and quietly slunk off into the horizon. With memories and illusions that would last a lifetime, I never saw either of them again.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

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.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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Four mast Sail Boat

The Chicken Farmer

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The mill in Metamora Indiana

The Chicken Farmer

A city slicker moves to the country and decides he’s going to take up farming. He heads to the local co-op and tells the man,
“Give me 100 baby chickens.” The co-op man complies.

A week later the man returns and says, “Give me 200 baby chickens.” The co-op man complies.

Again, a week later the man returns. This time he says, “Give me 500 baby chickens.”

“Wow!” the co-op man replies. “You must really be doing well!” “Naw,” said the man with a sigh. “I’m either planting
them too deep or too far apart!”

The misadventures of a Parcel Redistribution Specialist

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A UPS driver making a delivery to a beautiful blonde

The blogger has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

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.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

The Card Shark

The Card Shark

Two dog owners were bragging about the intelligence of their pets.

“The brightest dog I ever had,” said one, “was a Great Dane that used to
play cards. He was great at poker, but finally a friend complained about
him and I had to get rid of him.”

“You got rid of him, a bright dog like that? A dog like that would be worth
a million dollars.”

“Had to,” he replied, “caught him using marked cards.”

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A UPS driver making a delivery to a beautiful blonde

The  blogger has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

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.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

The Birthplace of UPS

Recently I had to opportunity to visit the birthplace of United Parcel Service in Seattle Washington.

 

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The plaque located on the exact spot where UPS first began operations

Founded from humble beginnings, UPS has grown to one of the largest companies in the world.

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100 years of service

Its humble beginnings began in a small basement office by two brothers and one bicycle. (The bicycle wasn’t brown)From that, it grew to a worldwide small parcel delivery service employing almost 400,000 employees.

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WaterFall Gardens created and maintained for the people of Seattle by the ann Casey Foundation

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The birthplace of UPS

In a way UPS is an Amerian dream and exemplifies the America way. It demonstrates how anyone even those coming from humble beginnings can achieve anything they desire, as long as they have the will and the ability. UPS grew with America, coming on the scene at the beginning of the industrial revolution, it was a beneficiary as well as a contributor to America’s success. Neither would have survived without the other.

UPS needed a capitalistic, free enterprise market to survive and America needed a reliable and dependable delivery system to enable it to move products from one location to another in a timely manner.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

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.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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A UPS driver making a delivery to a beautiful blonde

The times and adventures of a parcel redistribution specialist

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We No longer Need You, God

One day a group of scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. They picked one scientist to go and tell Him that they were done with Him.

The scientist walked up to God and said, “God, we’ve decided that we no longer need you. We’re to the point that we can clone people and do many miraculous things, so why don’t you just go on and get lost.”

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What is meant by the separation of church and state?

God listened patiently and kindly to the man and after the scientist was done talking, God said, “Very well! How about this? Let’s have a man making contest.”

To which the man replied, “OK, great!”

But God added, “Now we’re going to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam.”

The scientist said, “Sure, no problem” and bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt.

God just looked at him and said, “No, no, no. You go get your own dirt!”

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

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.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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A Letter to the IRS

Dear IRS,

I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed April 15, but all is not lost.

I have paid these taxes: accounts receivable tax, building permit tax,
CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog licence tax, federal
income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting licence tax,
fishing licence tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory
tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, medicare tax, city, school and county
property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social
security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax,
recreational vehicle tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax,
telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local
surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state
and local tax, utility tax, vehicle licence registration tax, capitol
gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado
property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and New Mexico sales
tax, and many more that I can’t recall but I have run out of space and
money.

When you do not receive my check April 15, just know that
it is an honest mistake. Please treat me the same way you treated
Congressmen Charles Rangle, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and ex-Congressman Tom Dashelle and, of course, your boss Timothy Geithner. No penalties
and no interest.

P.S. I will make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus check.

Ed Barnett

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

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.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments welcome

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A flight attendant was stationed at the departure gate to check
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