3 Short Stories to inspire

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  1. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    POSITIVE ATTITUDE: A HAPPY HEALTHY LIFE!

    A very old lady looked in the mirror one morning. She had three
    remaining hairs on her head, and being a positive soul, she said, "I
    think I'll braid my hair today." So she braided her three hairs, and
    she had a great day.
    Some days later, looking in the mirror one morning, preparing for her
    day, she saw that she had only two hairs remaining. "Hmm, two
    hairs... I fancy a centre parting today." She duly parted her two
    hairs, and as ever, she had a great day.
    A week or so later, she saw that she had just one hair left on her
    head. "One hair huh...," she mused, "I know, a pony-tail will be
    perfect." And again she had a great day.
    The next morning she looked in the mirror. She was completely bald.
    "Finally bald huh," she said to herself, "How wonderful! I won't have
    to waste time doing my hair any more.."
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    BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE & BAD COMMUNICATION

    The staff at an old people's home were puzzled when one of the
    residents began gargling with TCP. They asked her why but all she
    would say was that something had happened at the post-office. This is
    what actually occurred.
    The old lady, who rarely ventured out, had visited the post office to
    post a letter.
    She bought a stamp, and since there was a long queue behind her she
    stepped aside. She put her change in her purse, licked the stamp and
    put it on her letter. Despite pressing and thumping and licking it
    again, the stamp failed to stick.
    "Excuse me, this stamp won't stick," said the old lady.
    "You need to peel the paper off the back," explained the clerk.
    The old lady put on her spectacles, fiddled for a few seconds to peel
    off the backing paper - and then licked the stamp again.
    "It still won't stick," interrupted the old lady again.
    "It's a self-stick stamp," said the assistant.
    "Well this one isn't sticking at all - there's something wrong with
    it," demanded the old lady.
    "Well it won't stick now because you've licked it."
    "Well I'm totally confused now," said the old lady.
    "Just give it here and I'll post it for you," said the cashier, and
    doing her best to explain continued, "These new stamps don't need
    licking. They are self-sticking. They save time. They are already
    sticky."
    The old lady continued to look blankly at the assistant.
    "Look," said the well-meaning but desperate post-office clerk, "Just
    imagine they've already been licked..."
    Which sent the old lady scurrying out of the door and across the road
    to the chemist.
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    ASSUMPTION DANGERS

    Given the title (on the subject of buckets..) and its quick simple
    message, this story is a good partner analogy to the rocks in a
    bucket time management story.
    The story illustrates lateral thinking, narrow-mindedness, the risks
    of making assumptions, and judging people and situations:
    A party of suppliers was being given a tour of a mental hospital.
    One of the visitors had made some very insulting remarks about the
    patients.
    After the tour the visitors were introduced to various members of
    staff in the canteen.
    The rude visitor chatted to one of the security staff, Bill, a kindly
    and wise ex-policeman.
    "Are they all raving loonies in here then?" said the rude man.
    "Only the ones who fail the test," said Bill.
    "What's the test?" said the man.
    "Well, we show them a bath full of water, a bucket, a jug and an egg-
    cup, and we ask them what's the quickest way to empty the bath," said
    Bill.
    "Oh I see, simple - the normal ones know it's the bucket, right?"
    "No actually," said Bill, "The normal ones say pull out the plug.
    Should I check when there's a bed free for you?"

     
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  2. chitrajan

    chitrajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Cheer,

    How are you?

    First one was very inspiring

    Second one - maybe I did not get the message

    Third one - excellent
     
  3. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Chitra,

    I'm fine, how abt U. Thanx for ur feedback:wave
     
  4. fiona

    fiona Bronze IL'ite

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    All the three strories are inspiring but i liked the first one about the old lady.

    Bye Cheer,:wave
    Fiona
     
  5. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Good stories.
    The first one wants us to look for the positive side even the happenings now are not that much bright.
    The 2nd one teaches us whatever way you try to make people understand theydon't understand and if they understand they get it wrongly.
    The 3rd one reminds me of a paragraph in a book saying that, making assumptions is also one of the Doshas.
    Sriniketan
     
  6. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    Thanx Fiona,

    Dear Sriniketan, good analyze:2thumbsup: , nice to hear u like it.
     
  7. kasisheela

    kasisheela Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Cheer,

    nice stories..........thanx for sharing.......

    Rgds,
    Shantha Kasiarunachalam
     

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