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Who’s In Charge Here??? October 13, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Humor, Joke, Nature, People.
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The body is an amazing machine.  A brilliant multi-tasker.  An intricate inter-woven web of cogs and pulleys all working in synch to get us from here to there.  A miracle in motion.  No spark plugs required.

Or, as John F. Kennedy, Jr., once said, “Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.”

Wikipedia ~ PET Scan (in Public Domain)

One day . . .

The organs and body parts held a meeting to decide who should be the C.E.O. of the operation.

“I should be in charge,” said the brain, “because I run all the body’s systems. Without me, nothing would happen.”

“I should be in charge,” said the blood, “because I circulate oxygen to all the organs and extremities. Without me, you’d all waste away and die.”

“I should be in charge,” said the stomach, “because I process food and provide you with energy.”

“I should be in charge,” said the legs, “because I carry the body wherever it needs to go.”

Cats-eyes“I should be in charge,” said the eyes, “because I allow the body to see where it’s going.”

“No, I should be in charge,” declared the rectum, “because I’m responsible for waste removal.”

With that, all the other body parts burst out laughing. Annoyed at their reaction to his suggestion, the rectum commenced Operation Shut Down.

Wikipedia ~ Stomach (in Public Domain)

Within a few days:

* the brain developed a terrible headache

* the stomach became bloated and nauseous

* the legs grew wobbly

* the eyes could no longer see straight

* the blood became toxic.

Convinced, the body called an emergency meeting and voted unanimously to put the rectum in charge.

Aah . . . that’s better! 

Moral of the Story:  Even when others do all the work, there’s usually an asshole in charge.

Inspiration: e-mail from unknown author

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Quote to Ponder:  Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there . . .

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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