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    5 Important life lessons #2

    1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.
    During my second month of college, our professor
    Gave us a pop quiz I was a conscientious student
    And had breezed through the questions until I read
    The last one:
    "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
    Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the
    Cleaning woman several times. She was tall,
    Dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her name?
    I handed in my paper, leaving the last question
    Blank.. Just before class ended, one student asked if
    The last question would count toward our quiz grade.
    "Absolutely, " said the professor. "In your careers,
    You will meet many people. All are significant. They
    Deserve your attention and care, even if all you do
    is smile and say "hello."
    I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her
    name was Dorothy.
    Last edited by Grmps; 09-12-2017 at 01:28 PM.

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    2. Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain
    One night, at 11:30 P.M., an older African American
    Woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway
    Trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had
    Broken down and she desperately needed a ride.
    Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.
    A young white man stopped to help her, generally
    Unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960's. The man
    Took her to safety, helped her get assistance and
    Put her into a taxicab.
    She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his
    Address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a
    Knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a
    Giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A
    Special note was attached.
    It read:
    "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway
    The other night. The rain drenched not only my
    Clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along.
    Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying
    Husband's' bedside just before he passed away... God
    Bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving
    Others."
    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Nat King Cole.
    Last edited by Grmps; 09-12-2017 at 12:51 PM.

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    3 Third Important Lesson - Always remember those
    Who serve.
    In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less,
    A 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and
    Sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in
    Front of him.
    "How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.
    "Fifty cents," replied the waitress.
    The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and
    Studied the coins in it.
    "Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.
    By now more people were waiting for a table and the
    Waitress was growing impatient.
    "Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.
    The little boy again counted his coins.
    "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
    The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on
    The table and walked away The boy finished the ice
    Cream, paid the cashier and left.. When the waitress
    Came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the
    Table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish,
    Were two nickels and five pennies..
    You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had
    To have enough left to leave her a tip.
    Last edited by Grmps; 09-13-2017 at 01:24 PM.

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    4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.
    In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a
    Roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if
    Anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the
    King's' wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by
    And simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the
    King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did
    Anything about getting the stone out of the way.
    Then a peasant came along carrying a load of
    Vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the
    peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the
    stone to the side of the road. After much pushing
    and straining, he finally succeeded. After the
    peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed
    a purse lying in the road where the boulder had
    been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note
    from the King indicating that the gold was for the
    person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The
    peasant learned what many of us never understand!
    Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve
    our condition.
    Last edited by Grmps; 09-14-2017 at 05:32 AM.

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    5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...
    Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a
    hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who
    was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only
    chance of recovery appeared to be a blood
    transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had
    miraculously survived the same disease and had
    developed the antibodies needed to combat the
    illness. The doctor explained the situation to her
    little brother, and asked the little boy if he would
    be willing to give his blood to his sister.
    I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a
    deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save
    her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed
    next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing
    the color returning to her cheek. Then his face
    grew pale and his smile faded.
    He looked up at the doctor and asked with a
    trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".
    Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the
    doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his
    sister all of his blood in order to save her.
    Last edited by Grmps; 09-15-2017 at 04:00 PM.

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    If you never speak a person's name you are devaluing that person. You say you have no worth to me. I read every name tag call each person by their name and wish them a wonderful and blessed day. You would be surprised how many remember me and smile and greet me. I also give them a card and invitation to church.

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    In every firm I worked for, and even in college/grad school, I knew the cleaning lady, parking attendant, security guard, whoever. Aside from common courtesy it could come in handy. I also knew a few bartenders real well, and that paid off big time. If I still frequented bars I would still benefit there. I talk to everyone who I come in conttact with. Just makes sense.

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    I didn't know my Grandmothers name until she died.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    Quote Originally Posted by runfiverun View Post
    I didn't know my Grandmothers name until she died.
    In a way you did, you called her something, had a moniker for her, and she knew it was you talking to her

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    3 Third Important Lesson - Always remember those
    Who serve.
    In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less,
    A 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and
    Sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in
    Front of him.
    "How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.
    "Fifty cents," replied the waitress.
    The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and
    Studied the coins in it.
    "Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.
    By now more people were waiting for a table and the
    Waitress was growing impatient.
    "Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.
    The little boy again counted his coins.
    "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
    The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on
    The table and walked away The boy finished the ice
    Cream, paid the cashier and left.. When the waitress
    Came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the
    Table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish,
    Were two nickels and five pennies..
    You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had
    To have enough left to leave her a tip.

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    In our day and age, when everyone seems to be in "a hurry," it seems we've forgotten what it really means just to be human and show a little good will toward one another. Here in the south, for instance, we wave at each other if we pass by. Folks from "up nawth" regard this as a very curious and pointless activity. But it's really not. It's just folks acknowledging each other in a very small way, and expressing a bit of good will in a very casual manner. It's called "culture," and I'm proud of most of our southern heritage and culture. We've never accepted the proposition that "it's all about the money."

    Our whole American culture, east, west, north and south, is under attack, and has been for a couple of generations now. It's become VERY strong, too. "Liberal ideas" have provided the foundation for "changing America" in ways both great and small, and we don't seem to appreciate even the big ways we're changing, much less the smaller ways. But we ARE changing, and it's NOT for the better. We're increasingly directed by a number of means toward an existential, haughty, get it if and when you can type philosophy, that in the end, will destroy any and all semblances of traditional American values. God help us! We don't even seem to pay attention enough to help ourselves!

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    Great thread. My European born wife cannot for the life of her figure out why I would instinctively wave if an oncoming motorist waves. She also does not understand that it is a form of "Thank you". And I was not raised in da South.
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    4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.
    In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a
    Roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if
    Anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the
    King's' wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by
    And simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the
    King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did
    Anything about getting the stone out of the way.
    Then a peasant came along carrying a load of
    Vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the
    peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the
    stone to the side of the road. After much pushing
    and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant
    picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed
    a purse lying in the road where the boulder had
    been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note
    from the King indicating that the gold was for the
    person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The
    peasant learned what many of us never understand!
    Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve
    our condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3584ELK View Post
    Great thread. My European born wife cannot for the life of her figure out why I would instinctively wave if an oncoming motorist waves. She also does not understand that it is a form of "Thank you". And I was not raised in da South.
    Ha, here in the south we wave at dogs sitting on the side of the road...
    If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
    Samuel Adams

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3584ELK View Post
    Great thread. My European born wife cannot for the life of her figure out why I would instinctively wave if an oncoming motorist waves. She also does not understand that it is a form of "Thank you". And I was not raised in da South.
    When I was in parts of Europe, if the car approaching you was the same year, make and model, the driver/everyone in the car would wave.

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    I had just about given up on cast boolits, then found this thread. You made my day!

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    You know many of our veterans have an obstacle in their lives it goes by many names like PTSD, MTBI, mTBI, homelessness and how many walk past these individuals that stood up and gave their best to keep us safe
    Beware of a government that fears its citizens having the means to protect themselves.
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    5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...
    Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a
    hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who
    was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only
    chance of recovery appeared to be a blood
    transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had
    miraculously survived the same disease and had
    developed the antibodies needed to combat the
    illness. The doctor explained the situation to her
    little brother, and asked the little boy if he would
    be willing to give his blood to his sister.
    I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a
    deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save
    her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed
    next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing
    the color returning to her cheek. Then his face
    grew pale and his smile faded.
    He looked up at the doctor and asked with a
    trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".
    Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the
    doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his
    sister all of his blood in order to save her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Down South View Post
    Ha, here in the south we wave at dogs sitting on the side of the road...
    Here I Albany, we wave at gnats.


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