Monthly Archives: January 2018

Building for our own retirement

A sub-contractor carpenter told his contractor-boss, whom he’d worked for since he was an apprentice, that he was ready to retire. The contractor was sorry to see him go but asked him, as a personal favour, to stay on long … Continue reading

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No records kept

The English comedian, Tommy Trinder, so the story goes, once took his Rolls-Royce across the English Channel for a European holiday. One day the car broke down, so he contacted Rolls-Royce and asked what he should do. They responded by … Continue reading

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Looking for a loophole

W. C. Fields was one of Hollywood’s original comedians. For most of his life he described himself as an agnostic who didn’t know if there was a God or not and didn’t particularly care. But even he was not entirely … Continue reading

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Never to go to a doctor whose office plants have died

The late Erma Bombeck said some of her most important decisions were: never to go to a doctor whose office plants have died; to follow her husband’s suggestion to put a little excitement into life by living within their budget; … Continue reading

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Life is too short to wake up with regrets

A wise man said that the pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime, and it’s never too late to become what you might have been. Benjamin Mays observed that the tragedy of life is not in failing to … Continue reading

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