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The little beggar girl

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She was standing in front of the market store, on a cardboard probably from the garbage bin left there by the store employees. At her feet there was a small box where you could see a few coins.

She was a cute little girl with big brown eyes and curly hair, no more than 10 years old. Her face was white and her cheeks were all red due to the cold weather. She was wearing a dirty purple dress with a pair of black trousers, a red coat and a pair of old black boots.

There was a very nasty wind so she tried to warm her hands.

People were passing by not paying any attention at her.

With tears in her eyes, she begged the passers-by:

– Please, madame, can you give me a coin? Mister?

Only a madam with a a little child stopped by and put a few coins in her box.

“Thank you very much!” said the little girl with tears in her eyes.

The night was getting close and still there were only a few coins in her box. The market store was near closing time and the little girl was freezing. A good looking man rushed to the store but a sad low voice stopped him:

“- Please mister, can you give me some coins! I’m begging you! Please, help me!” And her face was suddenly covered in tears.

The man looked at the little girl’s face and asked her gently:

“Poor little girl, you are freezing! Were are your parents and what are you doing here?”

“My parents are dead”, said the girl. My mother died giving birth to my little brother and my father killed himself short after my mother death.

“Poor girl, you must have been very lonely. But why are you here? You don’t have any relatives?”

“I have an older sister and a little brother. We live with our grandma but she is old and sick. My sister work very hard for our sake and my brother is very little. I know that begging it’s not a good thing but I really want to help my family, so that we can buy some medicine for grandma and food for my little brother. I wanted to work but people said that I’m too little and I can’t work, but I can! I can!” cried the girl. “Please, mister, I can help you with your market basket, please give me a coin.”

The man pulled out from his pocket a stack of coins, but he shoved it back and entered the store. A few minutes later, he exit the store with 2 bags and offered one to the girl who was crying.

“Here you go! You’ll find there some food for your family and a crocheted hat for you! But you have to promise me something!”

The little girl looked at the man with eyes wide open.

“You’ll have to promise me that you will never beg, no matter what. It’s a very dangerous world and something might happen to you. Wait until you’ll be big enough so you can work and then help your family. I’m sure that if you’ll get hurt, your family will get very sad. It’s that a promise?”

“Yes!” said the little girl, wiping her nose with her coat sleeve. “Thank you very much, mister! God bless you and your family!”

The man smiled and looked at the girl’s happy face. “Now, go home!”

“Yes! Goodbye, good sir and thank you with all my heart!”

The girl rushed home and the man watched her going.

A thought crossed his mind and a spark in his eyes quickly appeared. He dialed a number and…

“Yes, it’s me! I found her… She’s perfect! Ok! Good night!”…

March 24, 2010 at 1:00 PM Leave a comment

Cat in Heaven

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A cat died and went to Heaven. God met her at the gates and said: ‘You have been a good cat all these years. Anything you want is yours for the asking.’

The cat thought for a minute and then said: ‘All my life I lived on a farm and slept on hard wooden floors. I would like a real fluffy pillow to sleep on.’

God said: ‘Say no more.’ Instantly the cat had a huge fluffy pillow..

A few days later, six mice were killed in an accident and they all went to Heaven together. God met the mice at the gates with the same offer that He made to the cat

The mice said: ‘Well, we have had to run all of our lives: from cats, dogs, and even people with brooms! If we could just have some little roller skates, we would not have to run again.’
God answered: ‘It is done.’ All the mice had beautiful little roller skates.

About a week later, God decided to check on the cat. He found her sound asleep on her fluffy pillow. God gently awakened the cat and asked: ‘Is everything okay? How have you been doing? Are you happy?’

The cat replied: ‘Oh, it is WONDERFUL! I have never been so happy in my life. The pillow is so fluffy, and those little Meals on Wheels you have been sending over are delicious!’

March 23, 2010 at 11:11 AM Leave a comment

Stress at work

Another post from my e-mail list: stress at work.

Morning: wake up call

On my way to work:

At work: opening my e-mail

At the same time, the phone rings…

… and somebody asks me something!

And then, the meeting:

Somebody comes to my desk…

… and another meeting:

Then the boss calls me in his office:

During the last minutes at work:

Home at last:

… and NO, I’m not dead. Yet!

March 18, 2010 at 12:58 PM Leave a comment

45 lessons in life

I received an e-mail with these quotes and I wanted to share them with you:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

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4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

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7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

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11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

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14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind…

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17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

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19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

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22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

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25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ”In five years, will this matter?”.

27. Always choose life.

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28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

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31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

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34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

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38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

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41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

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44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

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February 26, 2010 at 2:41 PM 2 comments

Grandma thief

An elderly couple were celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired.

Holding hands they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they’d shared, where Andy had carved “I love you, Sally.”

On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up, but not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money – fifty-thousand dollars!

Andy said: “We’ve got to give it back.”

Sally said: “Finders keepers.” She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.

The next day, two FBI agents were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on the door. “Pardon me, but did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?”

Sally said: “No.”

Andy said: “She’s lying. She hid it up in the attic.”

Sally said: “Don’t believe him, he’s getting senile.”

The agents turn to Andy and began to question him.

One says: “Tell us the story from the beginning.”

Andy said: “Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday…”

The other FBI agent turns to her partner and says: “We’re outta here.”

February 22, 2010 at 1:35 PM Leave a comment

How to give ideas to the thieves

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I recently read an article about an ATM of a bank placed in an almost deserted place.

This ATM is placed in a railway station, where only 6 passenger trains stops every day, station placed more than 500 meters from any human settlement, in a field. It seems that after 8pm, only one railway worker remains there, and all that it can stop the thief is a door made of old and rotten wood, whose window was broken as we speak. This ATM is set in four nuts, without any other security measure.

So this is like an invitation for the thieves: Here is your money! Please, come and take them.

I also read about a security breach at bank cards, discovered by the British researchers. They even explained how can someone use a person’s card without using a PIN. So let’s give to the thieves more ideas so they can stole better and without risks: we make the research, we publish it in a daily newspaper, you buy it and read it. You can find all the information you need regarding money or other values, places with low or even without a measure of security.

I don’t even know what the bank was thinking by placing that ATM even though it’s legal representative said that this ATM is not functional yet. It’s going to be operational in the near future, depending on the amounts of money awarded will whether remain or not there. There is said that no ATM was stolen in their region, so they continue to believe on good faith of the citizens. Or maybe they thought that their citizen are too stupid to stole an ATM since this region is a small town with ~ 7486 residents and far away from any temptation, unlike the bigger cities.

In the last 2 years, robbery at currency exchange offices, pawn houses and banks have multiplied, and now we are practically inviting the thief to stole our goods.

So, if you what to stole an ATM, please come here: we have an ATM waiting to be stolen.

February 22, 2010 at 11:34 AM Leave a comment

Marketing begging

After some sad posts, let’s have a funny one:

Two beggars are sitting side by side on a street in Rome.
One has a cross in front of him, the other one the Star of David.
Many people go by and look at both beggars, but only put money into the hat of the beggar sitting behind the cross.
A priest comes by, stops and watches throngs of people giving money to the beggar behind the cross, but none give to the beggar behind the Star of David.
Finally, the priest goes over to the beggar behind the Star of David and says: “My poor fellow, don’t you understand? This is a Catholic country, this city is the seed of Catholicism. People aren’t going to give you money if you sit there with a Star of David in front of you, especially when you’re sitting beside a beggar who has a cross. In fact, they would probably give to him just out of spite.”
The beggar behind the ‘Star of David’ listened to the priest, turned to the other beggar with the cross and said:
“Moishe, look who’s trying to teach the Goldstein brothers about marketing.”

February 21, 2010 at 2:05 AM 1 comment

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