Wednesday, October 1, 2008
“How much does a Sundae cost?” “50 cents,” she replied.
The boy took out his money from the pocket and began counting it.
"Well, how much does a simple ice-cream cost?".
There were other people waiting to be served, so the waitress began to get a little impatient.
"35 cents!" she replied abruptly. The boy counted his money again and said: “Please get me a simple ice-cream!"
The waitress served him the ice-cream and his bill. The boy ate his ice-cream, paid his bill at the cash counter and left.
When the waitress went to clean the table she began to cry… for there, in the corner of the plate, were 15 cents… her tip.
The boy took a simple ice-cream instead of a Sundae so he could leave a tip for her.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.
"Your son is here," she said to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.
Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.
The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile.
He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.
Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.
Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.
Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.
"Who was that man?" he asked. The nurse was startled, "He was your father," she answered.
"No, he wasn't," the Marine replied. "I never saw him before in my life."
"Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"
"I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just wasn't here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed."
The next time someone needs you ... just be there. Stay.
WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE.
WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Funny part but looks true if u have watched yesterday’s match.
(1) Ricky Ponting – (THE TRULY GENUINE CRICKETER OF THE CRICKET ERA AND WHOSE INTEGRITY SHOULD NOT
(2) While AUSTRALIAN TEAM is bowling, If the ball flies anywhere close to the AUSTRALIAN FIELDER(WITHIN 5 metre distance), the batsman is to be considered OUT irrelevant of whether the catch was taken cleanly or grassed. Any decision for further clarification should be seeked from the FOURTH UMPIRE. This is made to ensure that the cricket is played with SPORTIVE SPIRIT by all the teams.
(4) UMPIRES should consider a huge bonus if an AUSTRALIAN player scores a century. Any wrong decisions can be ignored as they will be paid huge bonus and will receive the backing of the AUSTRALIAN team and board.
(5) All AUSTRALIAN players are eligible to keep commenting about all players on the field and the OPPONENT TEAM should never comment as they will be spoiling the spirit of the AUSTRALIAN team. Any comments made in any other language are to be considered as RACIALISM only.
(6) MATCH REFREE decisions will be taken purely on the AUSTRALIAN TEAM advices only. Player views from the other teams decisions will not be considered for hearing. MATCH REFREES are to be given huge bonus if this rule is implemented.
(7) NO VISITING TEAM should plan to win in
(8) THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE: If any bowler gets RICKY PONTING - “THE UNDISPUTED CRICKETER WITH INTEGTIRY IN THE GAME OF CRICKET” more than twice in a series, he will be banned for the REST OF THE SERIES. This is to ensure that the best batsman/Captain will be played to break records and create history in the game of CRICKET.
These rules will clarify better to all the teams VISITING AUSTRALIA.PS: ************** got it as one of forwarded emails **************
Sunday, April 8, 2007
When you are coming back from other countries, there is a default expectation from our family members (at least from the kids)... "Uncle would have brought some gifts/toys for us"... I ditched them twice, but didnt want to do that this time. Though the number of kids are eight, I have to buy something for them. Considering in my mind, I have just entered WallGreens (much similar to Walmart) and spent four nice hours. Couldnt' resist myself on stop buying more toys... and finally bought some good stuff, I believe. PPL were staring at me when I was carrying my stuffs in two trolleys :)) I had to let my way for many gentlemen and ladies to go off from the queue... before I was doing my check out. I didnt really want them to wait for me to check out. They had had to wait for 20 minutes just in the queue then ;)
When I was doing my check out, there was very unfortunate thing happened... My credit card didnt work. Oops.. You know, how embarrassing situation it was. Luckily I had withdrawn $ 300 on that day's morning, which i normally do it during night time. I had to pay all the bucks to the counter and moved out. What ever happened, I felt so happy that I have done my shopping for the kids. I hope they would like the things that I bought. I shall let you ppl know on 8th of May :)
Saturday, April 7, 2007
It would be always grateful, if we consider game as "JUST" a game. If we spent all the time stupidly on watching cricket and put the blame on TEAM India. Do we ever blame ourselves while finding the bug in our own development. Do we ever blame, when we hear that "Production Env is down coz of issue from our code". When we are not doing our job 100% perfect, how and why we are expecting others to do so???
Think guys. If you were not a cricket fan, did you curse anyone for the lost of any game by TEAM India. Let them to earn money by their skills or ad or whatever. Dont dedicate more time into it. If you wanna say that "YOU LOVE INDIA"... Show it in a better way. Well, there is no offense here. I spent my 8 years time in cricket.. I do love cricket. Still I know that TEAM India is representing India and in the mean while they are doing their job. I played cricket and it was an entertainment to me. That was not my job and i know that I learned slowly that I should take care more of my job not the job of Team India ;))
Dont say to me "stop watching cricket". I do watch cricket and I wont stop. At the same time, I am sure I wont complain... at least not cursing TEAM India. All the best for Team India :)
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Well, I read this article of PT Usha - http://ia.rediff.com/sports/2000/aug/02usha.htm Oh man... missing the Olympic medal by 1/100th of a second. I cant even imagine if i was in her place. How could I would have taken this situation. How much efforts she would have put starting from a school in Kerala till reaching that Olympics final. I would say she is the first inspiring lady for other Indian women in Sports. Though i dont have much interest in Politics, some how i like Indira Gandhi very much. I dont know how good she was neither how bad she was.. I just like her brave decisions during her periods and in fact that itself caused to her brutal murder. Next to her in my mind is always PT Usha for her dedication to Sports.
Of course I like S Mirza too but not just for the above said things ;) you know what i mean :))..... mmmm... oh dirty mind.. I mean her style and spunky game at this age
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Those “great lawyers” want to cancel this law. Their appeal is ‘there is no need to make this as compulsion and it would be difficult to drive by wearing helmet’. What a stupidity it is? Look at the way - major cities are crowded; the way traffic jam is increasing day by day, these kind of laws keep people more safe some times.