Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Few Thoughts Plus Some "Special" Dogs

Some Thoughts!
Here's some good advice: Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

Did you ever think that it may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others. (Oh, I hope not!)

Remember it is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

Having someone to love is family.
Having somewhere to go is home.
Having both is a blessing.

Amazing Dogs
Check out these amazing dogs...

Here's Pete, an amazing skateboarding dog

And Here's a bulldog that also skateboards

And the most amazing of all, a two-legged dog
that walks like a human

Quote of the Day
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles,
but most of them never happened.

~Mark Twain

Joke of the Day

This is a letter to an insurance company from a bricklayer that got injured on the job. I hope you see the humor in it and enjoy it as much as I have. Honestly, I laugh every time I read it.

To Whom It May Concern

I am writing in response to your request for additional information in block #3 of the accident reporting form. I put "poor planning" as the cause of my accident. You said in your letter that I should explain more fully and I trust that the following details will be sufficient.

I am a bricklayer by trade. On the day of the accident, I was working alone on the roof of a new six-story building. When I completed my work, I discovered that I had about 500 pounds of bricks left over. Rather than carry the bricks down by hand, I decided to lower them in a barrel by using a pulley which, fortunately, was attached to the side of the building at the sixth floor.

Securing the rope at ground level, I went up to the roof, swung the barrel out and loaded the brick into it. Then I went back to ground and untied the rope, holding it tightly to insure a slow descent of the 500 pounds of bricks. You will note in block # 11 of the accident reporting form that I weigh 135 pounds.

Due to my surprise at being jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost my presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded at a rather rapid rate up the side of the building.

In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel coming down. This explains the fractured skull and broken collarbone.

Slowed only slightly, I continued my rapid ascent, not stopping until the fingers of my right hand were two knuckles deep into the pulley.

Fortunately, by this time I had regained presence of mind and was able to hold tightly to the rope in spite of my pain. At approximately the same time, however, the barrel of bricks hit the ground - and the bottom fell out of the barrel. Devoid of the weight of the bricks, the barrel weighed approximately 50 pounds. I refer you again to my weight in block # 11. As you might imagine, I began a rapid descent down the side of the building.

In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel coming up. This accounts for the two fractured ankles and the lacerations of my legs and lower body. The encounter with the barrel slowed me enough to lessen my injuries when I fell onto the pile of bricks and, fortunately only three vertebrae were cracked.

I am sorry to report, however, that as I lay there on the bricks, in pain, unable to stand, and watching the empty barrel six stories above me, I again lost my presence of mind - And Let Go Of The Rope!!!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those dogs are amazing. Helen