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Saturday, April 06, 2002

A web friend of mine, a retired railroad engineer out of Springfield, Mass sent me this recently...neat little story:
A mother was working in the kitchen listening to her son playing with
his new electric train in the living room. She heard the
train stop and her son saying, "All of you sons of bitches who want off, get the hell off now,
cause this is the last stop! And all of you sons of bitches who are getting on, get your asses in the train, cause we're going down the tracks."
The horrified mother went in and told her son, "We don't use that kind of language in this house!! Now I want you to go to your room and you are to stay there for TWO HOURS. When you come out, you may play with your train, but I want you to use nice language."
Two hours later, the son came out of the bedroom and resumed playing with his train. Soon the train stopped and the mother heard her son say, "All passengers who are disembarking the train, please remember to take all of your belongings with you. We thank you For riding
with us today and hope your trip was a pleasant one. We hope you will ride with us again
soon." She hears the little boy continue, "For those of you just boarding, we ask you to stow all of your hand luggage under your seat. Remember, there is no smoking on the train. We hope you will have a pleasant and relaxing journey with us today."
As the mother began to smile, the child added, "For those of you who are pissed off about the TWO HOUR delay, please see the bitch in the kitchen."

Bill | 4/06/2002 12:32:00 AM |

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Wednesday, April 03, 2002

Just got this in the mail, does it ring any bells?

Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on
a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to
the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the
stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water. After a while,
another monkey makes an attempt with the same result - all the other monkeys
are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb
the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it. Now, put away the cold
water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.The new
monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and
horror, all of the other monkeys attack him. After another attempt and
attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.
Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new
one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked, and the previous
newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm! Likewise, replace a
third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth,and then the fifth. Every
time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.Most of the monkeys
that are beating him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the
stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest
monkey.After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining
monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever
again approaches the stairs to try for the banana. Why not? Because as far as
they know, that's the way it's always been done around here.

And that, my dear friends, is how company policy is born.

Bill | 4/03/2002 01:21:00 AM |

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Who: Bill Yanneck
Birthdate: 04/18/54
Birthplace: Bronx, New York
Current: Tucson, Arizona

song: Rocky Raccoon
cartoon: Supercar
food: Okra (yeah, right)

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Drink: Mountain Dew.
Motorcycle: Yamaha TDM850.
Zodiac: Aires.
Hygeine: Daily.
Religion: Right-Of-Way.
Politics: Hand signals. Passing on the left. Using turn signals. Slower traffic keep right. Not crossing the double line.

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