Tuesday, November 25, 2008

no quick fix

Two fishermen were in a boat by the lake, when one of them stood to catch a fish in a net. As he scooped up the carp, his wallet fell out of his back pocket. As the seemingly doomed billfold started to sink to the lake bottom, the carp slipped out of the net and swam after it, re-emerging with it on his nose.
However, instead of returning it, he tossed it to one of his fish buddies, who balanced it on his nose. More and more fish-buddies emerged from the water, and all of them played this strange game of keep-away with the man’s billfold.
The first man watched, slackjawed. He said to the other “Have you ever seen anything like this before?”
The second man answered “Sure I have. Haven’t you heard of carp-to-carp walleting?”

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for Step 12 and the infinite number of ways to give back to this program

for a clever concept that is new to me -- when I pray to my HP, I am NOT reminding him/her/it of the things I want done or people I want helped. I am reminding myself.

that the next right thing just sorta happens these days with little thought on my part

that I play by the rules

that I am one lucky SOB

Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway.
-Harper Lee


AlkySeltzer said...

Ya got me trying to create a musical joke, using "harp-to-harp" something.

Thank you for your usual pleasant good-morning read, dAAve.

big Jenn said...

Happy morning!jeNN

Pam said...

If I ever see your wallet fall out of your pocket, I promise to hand it back...I might peek inside though.

Mary Christine said...

Happy Tuesday Daave.

J-Online said...

Love your list today. I'm doing my best to play by the rules and guess what....life is so much better this way. I know you already realize that but it's all new to me.

Syd said...

No carping today. Instead Carpe Diem!

Bill said...

I love me some Harper Lee.

Scott W said...

Seize the wallet!

Zanejabbers said...

G R O A N. I I I I am at a loss for more words. Oh, I have another list of groaners, but I will wait. People need awhile to get over the "walleting" oy vey.

Anonymous said...

oy vey, scott w.