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A Touch Of Sarcasm December 6, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Mindfulness, Word Play.
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220px-Arthur-Pyle_The_Enchanter_Merlin“To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.” ~ Emily Post

Who knew that Emily Post could be so sarcastic?

Wait!

She was being sarcastic, right?

Aah . . . that’s better!

For more thought provoking quotes:  Real Simple ~ Daily Thought

Thanks, But We’re Good . . . December 6, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor.
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150px-Carlo_Crivelli_052Some time ago, I wrote a post, Would You Like To Know The Truth?

The post addressed the Herculean efforts of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania to spread “the truth” to every household . . . in the World!

One morning, two or three weeks after the Watch Tower evangelist appeared at our door, my sister called to talk about Holiday plans.

A few minutes into the conversation, I saw two strangers walk across the front deck and approach the front door.

Odd.  Drawbridge must be down again.

As they walked by the front window, I laughed.  They reminded me of Mutt and Jeff.

One T-A-L-L and B-R-O-A-D, and the other short and diminutive in stature ~ a little bird of a woman.

I heard a confident and assertive knock on the door, and  called out, “BFF, can you get the door?”

No response.

“Hang on, sis, someone’s at the door.”

“Really?  That’s odd.  Did BFF leave the drawbridge down again?”

“Apparently.  I’ll be right back.”

I get to the door, flash an insincere smile, and say, “Hi, I’m on the phone.  Can I help you?”

The tall man deferred to his shorter sidekick who quickly chimed in with, “Hi, I left a pamphlet for you a few weeks ago, and wanted to follow up by sharing two journals with you about . . . the Truth.”

The Watch Tower lady was back . . . this time with reinforcements.

The T-A-L-L dude looked exactly like a bad-assed bouncer, prepared to kick the door down, if necessary, in order to spread the Good News.

Holding up my hand, like a traffic cop flashing a “STOP” sign, I rapidly shook my head from side to side, and said with confidence, “No, thanks.  We’re good.”

As I started to close the door, she flashed a Grinchy  smile, and started to argue with me, “Well, actually,  you’re sinners . . . ”

Bolstered by the responses I received after writing about the bird lady’s first visit, I calmly and assertively repeated, “No, really.  We’re good.  Thanks for stopping by.”

Pete

Without waiting for a further response from Mutt or Jeff, I quickly closed and double locked the front door, then picked up the phone, “Jehovah’s Witnesses.”

“How’d you get rid of them so fast?”

“I gave them Pete’s address . . . and told them, if they hurried, he’d serve them pancakes and coffee since it was Saturday morning and all.”

Related posts:  Jehova, Jehovah * A Gentleman Caller Got Bitten On His Bum

Dancing With JOY! December 6, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Happiness.
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Not long ago, I shared a story and video about a rescued Hereford Cow.  If you missed it: 

Now, That’s My Kind of Milkshake

Here’s another example of how HAPPY animals become when rescued from the atrocious conditions of puppy mills and factory farms:

Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.  ~ Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization

Related posts:  Love Endures (Christian the Lion) * Don’t Shop . . . Adopt