Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by."
– Carl Sandburg
Two informally dressed ladies happened to start up a conversation during an endless wait in the LAX airport.
The first lady was an arrogant California woman married to a wealthy man.
The second was a well-mannered elderly woman from the South.
When the conversation centered on whether they had any children, the California woman started by saying, "When my first child was born, my husband built a beautiful mansion for me."
The lady from the South commented, "Well, bless your heart."
The first woman continued, "When my second child was born, my husband bought me a beautiful Mercedes-Benz..
Again, the lady from the South commented, "Well, bless your heart."
The first woman continued boasting, "Then, when my third child was born, my husband bought me this exquisite diamond bracelet.
Yet again, the Southern lady commented, "Well, bless your heart."
The first woman then asked her companion, "What did your husband buy for you when you had your first child?"
"My husband sent me to charm school," declared the Southern lady.
"Charm school?" the first woman cried, "Oh, my God! What on earth for?"
The Southern lady responded, "Well for example, instead of saying "Who gives a s---?" I learned to say, "Well, bless your heart".
Watch out for this scam!!!!!
Police say that the gang usually is comprised of four members, one adult and three younger ones.
While the three younger ones, all appearing sweet and innocent, divert their intended target with a show of friendliness, the fourth -- the eldest -- sneaks in from behind the person's back to expertly rifle through pocket or purse for any valuables.
Be on the alert!!!
Scroll down to see a photo from a recent attack that was captured on film . . ..
This is being called the "AFLAC Scam!"
I thought you could use a smile today - something other than political emails that worry and upset us.
Subject: Senior hotel
A married couple are traveling by car from Victoria to Prince George .
Being seniors, after almost eleven hours on the road, they were too tired
to continue, and decided to take a room. But they only planned to sleep
for four hours and then get back on the road. When they checked out four
hours later, the desk clerk handed them a bill for $350.00.
The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high. He told
the clerk although it's a nice hotel; the rooms certainly aren't worth
$350.00 for four hours. Then the clerk tells him that $350.00 is the
"standard rate." He insisted on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appears, listens to him, and then explains that the hotel has
an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were available for
us to use.
"But we didn't use them," the husband said.
"Well, they are here, and you could have," explained the Manager.
The Manager went on to explain that the couple could also have taken in
one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. "We have the best
entertainers from New York , Hollywood , and Las Vegas perform here," the
"But we didn't go to any of those shows," the husband said.
"Well, we have them, and you could have," the Manager replied.
No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, the husband replied,
"But we didn't use it!"
The Manager is unmoved, and eventually the husband gave up and agreed to
pay. As he didn't have the check book he asked his wife to write the
check. She did and gave it to the Manager.
The Manager is surprised when he looks at the check. "But ma'am, this is
only made out for $50.00."
"That's correct. I charged you $300.00 for sleeping with me," she replied.
"But I didn't!" exclaims the Manager.
"Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have."
Don't mess with senior citizens. They didn't get there by being stupid!
Answer: Cars or people?