ORIGINALLY WRITTEN JOEL KLAASSEN
I realize that not everyone has a computer (or even wants one), or is connected to the World Wide Web.
So, if you don’t have one and are needing to know something at midnight, you can the call the public library in Honolulu to find out what you need to know.
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If you know a traveling salesman-or at least someone who drives to see clients and makes frequent stops-ask to see the bottom of his left shoe. Unless the shoes are brand new, the bottom sole of the left shoe will show much more wear than the right one. It will probably even have a hole in it.
The reason: When you get in and out of your vehicle, you pivot on the left foot, which causes a grinding action on the sole of your shoe, thus wearing it out.
Knowing this and having this problem, I used to hop when I got in and hopped when I got out of the car to make my shoes last longer.
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I came across the following information in a new magazine called Fast Company. I don’t pay for it and I appreciate receiving it for the interesting information it contains.
A fellow by the name of Phillip Harter is credited with the following e-mail that has traveled the globe, although he claims no credit for writing it.
“If the world’s population could be reduced to a village of 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this:
“Fifty-seven Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western hemisphere (both north and south), 8 Africans.
“Fifty-two would be female, 48 would be male.
“Seventy would be non-white, 30 would be white.”
“Seventy would be non-Christian, 30 would be Christian.”
“Eighty-nine would be heterosexual, 11 would be homosexual.
“Six people would possess 59 percent of the entire world’s wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.
“Eighty would live in substandard housing, 70 would be unable to read, 50 would suffer from malnutrition, one would be near death, one would be near birth, one (yes, only one) would have a college education, one would own a computer.”
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A bio-chemist was telling his wife that someday we wouldn’t need to eat anymore because all of our daily requirements would be contained in a single pill.
She says, “I find that hard to swallow.”