A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him.
>> The waitress asks them for their orders. The man says, “A hamburger,
>> fries and a coke,” and turns to the ostrich, “What’s yours?” “I’ll
>> have the same,” says the ostrich.
>> A short time later the waitress returns with the order. “That will be
>> $9.40 please,” and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the
>> exact change for payment.
>> The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, “A
>> hamburger, fries and a coke.” The ostrich says, “I’ll have the same.”
>> Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.
>> This becomes routine until the two enter again. “The usual?” asks the
>> “No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and a
>> salad,” says the man. “Same,”
>> says the ostrich. Shortly the waitress brings the order and says,
>> “That will be $32.62.”
>> Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and
>> places it on the table. The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity
>> any longer. “Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up
>> with the exact change in your pocket every time?”
>> “Well,” says the man, “several years ago I was cleaning the attic and
>> found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me
>> two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything,
>> I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money
>> would always be there.”
>> “That’s brilliant!” says the waitress. “Most people would ask for a
>> million dollars or something, but you’ll always be as rich as you
>> want for as long as you live!”
>> “That’s right. Whether it’s a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the
>> exact money is always there,” says the man.
>> The waitress asks, “What’s with the ostrich?”
>> The man sighs, pauses and answers, “My second wish was for a tall
>> chick with a big ass and long legs who agrees with everything I say.”
A fifteen year-old boy came home with a Porsche and his parents began to
yell and scream,
“Where did you get that car?”
He calmly told them, “I bought it today.”
“With what money?” demanded his parents.
We know what a Porsche costs..”
“Well,” said the boy, “this one cost me fifteen dollars.”
So the parents began to yell even louder. “Who would sell a car like
that for fifteen dollars?” they asked.
“It was the lady up the street,” said the boy. Don’t know her
name-they just moved in. She saw me ride past on my bike and asked me if I
to buy a Porsche for fifteen dollars.”
“Oh my Goodness!,” moaned the mother, “she must be a child abuser. Who
knows what she will do next? John, you go right up there and see what’s
So the boy’s father walked up the street to the house where the lady
lived and found her out in the yard calmly planting petunias. He
himself as the father of the boy to whom she had sold a Porsche for
fifteen dollars and demanded to know why she did it.
“Well,” she said, “this morning I got a phone call from my husband. I
thought he was on a business trip, but learned from a friend he has run
off to Hawaii with his secretary and really doesn’t intend to come back.
He claimed he was stranded and asked me to sell his new Porsche and send
him the money. So I did.”
(Are women good or what?)
Yes, of course!
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Isn’t this so true ….
TO ALL THOSE WHO WERE BORN IN THE 50’s and 60’s / early 70s
First, we survived with mothers who had no maids. They cooked /cleaned
while taking care of us at the same time.
They took aspirin, candies floss,fizzy drinks, shaved ice with syrups and
diabetes were rare. Salt added to Pepsi or Coke was remedy for fever.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when
we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention
As children, we would ride with our parents on bicycles/ motorcycles for 2
or 3. Richer ones in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
Riding in the back of a private taxi was a special treat.
We drank water from the tap and NOT from a bottle.
We would spend hours on the fields under bright sunlight flying our kites,
without worrying about the UV ray which never seem to affect us.
We go to jungle to catch spiders without worries of Aedes mosquitoes.
With mere 5 pebbles (stones) would be a endless game. With a ball (tennis
ball best) we boys would ran like crazy for hours.
We catch guppy in drains / canals and when it rain we swim there.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE
actually worry about being unhygenic.
We ate salty, very sweet & oily food, candies,bread and real butter and
drank very sweet soft sweet coffee/ tea, ice karang, but we weren’t
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, till streetlights came
No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.
We would spend hours repairing our old bicycles and wooden scooters out of
scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes.
After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem
. We did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s, X-boxes, multiple channels on
cable TV, DVD movies, no surround sound, no phones, no personal computers,
no Internet.WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and we still continued
There were never birthday parties till we are 21,
We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and just yelled for them!
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law!
Yet this generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem
solvers and inventors ever!
The past 40years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned
DEAL WITH IT ALL!
And YOU are one of them!
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up
as kids, before the government regulated our lives for our own good.
and while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how
brave their parents were.
PS -The big font is because of Long-sightedness or hyperopia at your age