PONDERABLE   THOUGHTS
 
















No. 10
Life is sexually transmitted.
No. 9
Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
No. 8
Men have two emotions:   Hungry and Horny.   If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.
No. 7
Give a person a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a person to use the Internet and he won't bother you for weeks.
No. 6
Some people are like a Slinky...not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.
No. 5
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
No. 4
All of us could take a lesson from the weather.   It pays no attention to criticism.
No. 3
Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut saves you thirty cents?
No. 2
In the 60s, people took acid to make the world weird; now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
No. 1
AND THE NUMBER 1 PONDERABLE THOUGHT FOR 2006:   In the U.S.A., it is known exactly where one cow with mad-cow-disease is located, among the millions and millions of cows in America, but they haven't a clue as to where thousands of illegal immigrants and terrorists are located.   Perhaps the Department of Agriculture should be in charge of immigration.




One day down in Jackson, Alabama, a man sees a sign in front of a house:
"TALKING DOG FOR SALE"

He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the backyard.   The fellow goes into the backyard and sees a black Labrador just sitting there.
"You talk?" he asks.
"Yep," the Lab replies.
"So, what's your story?"
The Lab looks up and says, "Well, I discovered this gift pretty young and I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.   I was one of their most valuable spies eight years running....
"The jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger and I wanted to settle down.   So I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security work, mostly wandering near suspicious characters and listening in.   I uncovered some incredible dealings there and was awarded a batch of medals.   Had a wife, a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired."
The fellow is amazed.   He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.   "Ten dollars."
The fellow says, "This dog is amazing!   Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?"
"He's a bloody liar.   He didn't do any of that stuff."








We either make ourselves happy or miserable.
The amount of work is the same.
~ Carlos Castaneda




I think they like you!


 
Flying The Friendly Skies


All too rarely, airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining.   Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

 1.   On a Southwest flight (SW has no assigned seating, you just sit where you want) passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant announced, "People, people, we're not picking out furniture here.   Find a seat and get in it!"

 2.   On a Continental Flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights.   This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."

 3.   On landing, the stewardess said, "Please be sure to take all of your belongings.   If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's something we'd like to have."

 4.   "There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane."

 5.   "Thank you for flying Delta Business Express.   We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."

 6.   As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Ronald Reagan, a lone voice came over the loudspeaker:   "Whoa, big fella.  WHOA!"

 7.   After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in Memphis, a flight attendant on a Northwest flight announced, "Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted."

 8.   From a Southwest Airlines employee:   "Welcome aboard Southwest Flight 245 to Tampa.   To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight.   It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."

 9.   "In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling.   Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face.   If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs.   If you are traveling with more than one small child, pick your favorite."

10.   "Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive.   Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Southwest Airlines."

11.   "Your seat cushions can be used for flotation; and, in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."

12.   "As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings.   Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants.   But please do not leave children or spouses."

13.   And from the pilot during his welcome message:   "Delta Airlines is pleased to have some of the best flight attendants in the industry.   Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!"

14.   Heard on Southwest Airlines just after a very hard landing in Salt Lake City, the flight attendant came on the intercom and said, "That was quite a bump, and I know what y'all are thinking.   I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendant's fault, it was the asphalt."

15.   Overheard on an American Airlines flight into Amarillo, Texas, on a particularly windy and bumpy day ~ during the final approach the Captain was really having to fight it.   After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Amarillo.   Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate!"

16.   Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing:   "We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."

17.   An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered his ship into the runway really hard.   The airline had a policy which required the first officer to stand at the door while the Passengers exited, smile, and give them a, "Thanks for flying our airline."   He said that, in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment.
Finally everyone had gotten off except for a little old lady walking with a cane.   She said, "Sir, do you mind if I ask you a question?"
"Why, no! Ma'am," said the pilot, "What is it?"
The little old lady said, "Did we land, or were we shot down?"

18.   After a real crusher of a landing in Phoenix, the attendant came on with, "Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Capt. Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate.   And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we'll open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal."

19.   Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement:   "We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today.   And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you'll think of US Airways."

20.   Heard on a Southwest Airline flight:   "Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing and if you can light 'em, you can smoke 'em."

21.   A plane was taking off from Kennedy Airport.   After it reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over the intercom, "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking.   Welcome to Flight Number 293, nonstop from New York to Los Angeles.   The weather ahead is good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and uneventful flight.   Now sit back and relax... OH, MY GOD!"   Silence followed, and after a few minutes, the captain came back on the intercom and said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier.   While I was talking to you, the flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap.   You should see the front of my pants!"
A passenger in Coach yelled, "That's nothing.   You should see the back of mine!"



Stories from Doctors!        


A man comes into the ER and yells, "My wife's going to have her baby in the cab!"   I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady's dress, and began to take off her underwear.   Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs - and I was in the wrong one.
        ~ Dr. Mark MacDonald, San Antonio, TX

At the beginning of my shift I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient's anterior chest wall.   "Big breaths," I instructed.   "Yes, they used to be," remorsed the patient.
        ~ Dr. Richard Byrnes, Seattle, WA.

One day I had to be the bearer of bad news when I told a wife that her husband had died of a massive myocardial infarct.   Not more than five minutes later, I heard her reporting to the rest of the family that he had died of a "massive internal fart".
        ~ Dr. SusanSteinberg, Manitoba, Canada

I was performing a complete physical, including the visual acuity test.   I placed the patient twenty feet from the chart and began, "Cover your right eye with your hand."   He read the 20/20 line perfectly.   "Now your left."   Again, a flawless read.   "Now both," I requested.   There was silence.   He couldn't even read the large E on the top line.   I turned and discovered that he had done exactly what I had asked; he was standing there with both his eyes covered.   I was laughing too hard to finish the exam..
        ~ Dr. Matthew Theodropolous, Worcester, MA

During a patient's two week follow-up appointment with his cardiologist, he informed me, his doctor, that he was having trouble with one of his medications.   "Which one?" I asked.
"The patch.   The nurse told me to put on a new one every six hours and now I'm running out of places to put it!"
I had him quickly undress and discovered what I hoped I wouldn't see.   Yes, the man had over fifty patches on his body!   Now, the instructions include removal of the old patch before applying a new one..
        ~ Dr. Rebecca St. Clair, Norfolk, VA

While acquainting myself with a new elderly patient, I asked, "How long have you been bedridden?"
After a look of complete confusion she answered, "Why, not for about twenty years - when my husband was alive.".
        ~ Dr. Steven Swanson, Corvallis, OR

I was caring for a woman and asked, "So how's your breakfast this morning?"
"It's very good, except for the Kentucky Jelly.   I can't seem to get used to the taste" the patient replied.
I then asked to see the jelly and the woman produced a foil packet labeled "KY Jelly"..
        ~ Dr. Leonard Kransdorf, Detroit, MI

A nurse was on duty in the Emergency Room, when a young woman with purple hair styled into a punk rocker Mohawk, sporting a variety of tattoos, and wearing strange clothing, entered.   It was quickly determined that the patient had acute appendicitis, so she was scheduled for immediate surgery.   When she was completely disrobed on the operating table, the staff noticed that her pubic hair had been dyed green, and above it there was a tattoo that read, "Keep off the grass."   Once the surgery was completed, the surgeon wrote a short note on the patient's dressing, which said, "Sorry, had to mow the lawn."

and finally...
A new, young MD doing his residency in OB was quite embarrassed performing female pelvic exams.   To cover his embarrassment he had unconsciously formed a habit of whistling softly.   The middle-aged lady upon whom he was performing this exam suddenly burst out laughing and further embarrassed him.
He looked up from his work and sheepishly said, "I'm sorry.   Was I tickling you?"
She replied, "No doctor, but the song you were whistling was, "I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener."
        ~ doctor wouldn't admit his name.....

COWBOY JAKE        


Jake, the rancher went one day,
To fix a distant fence.
The wind was cold and gusty;
The clouds rolled gray and dense.

As he pounded the last staples in
And gathered his tools to go,
The temperature had fallen;
The wind and snow began to blow.

When he finally reached his pickup,
He felt a heavy heart;
From the sound of that ignition,
He knew it wouldn't start!

So Jake did what most of us would do,
Had we been there
He humbly bowed his balding head
And sent aloft a prayer.

As he turned the key for one last time,
He softly cursed his luck.
They found him three days later,
Frozen stiff in that old truck.

Now Jake had been around in life
And done his share of roaming.
But when he saw Heaven, he was shocked --
It looked just like Wyoming !

Of all the saints in Heaven,
His favorite was St. Peter.
(Now, this line ain't really needed,
But it helps with rhyme and meter)

So they set and talked a minute or two,
Or maybe it was three.
Nobody was keeping score --
In Heaven time is free.

"I've always heard," Jake said to Pete,
"That God will answer prayer,
But one time when I asked for help,
Well, HE just plain wasn't there."

"Does God answer prayers of some,
and ignore the prayers of others?
That don't seem exactly square --
I know all men are brothers."

"Or does he randomly reply,
Without good rhyme or reason?
Maybe, it's the time of day,
The weather or the season."

"Now I ain't trying to act smart,
It's just the way I feel.
And I was wondering, could you tell me --
What the heck's the deal?!"

Peter listened patiently,
And when old Jake was done,
There were smiles of recognition,
And he said, "So, you're the one!!"

"That day! Your truck; It wouldn't start,
And you sent your prayer a flying,
You gave us all a real bad time,
With hundreds of us all trying."

"A thousand angels rushed,
To check the status of your file,
But you know, Jake,
We hadn't heard from you, in quite a while."

"And though all prayers are answered,
And God ain't got no quota,
He didn't recognize your voice,
And started a truck in Minnesota !"

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