Monday, April 19, 2010

Good things do happen, reason to smile

Some things to think about. Or not! I found these on the Internet. They seem to be everywhere. Some are composed using significant research. Some not. Most are of a positive nature. Are they true? Who nows? But someone thought so and the majority at least bear a semblense of reality.

89% of American workers are employed.
85% of American home owners paid their mortgage on time
73% of all marriages last until death did they part
99.7% of commuters driving private automobiles made it to their destination without incident
94% of the worlds population have enough food to eat today
99.9% of American households have electricity available to them
99.7% of the worlds population was not abused by a clergyman when they were young
96.9% of the people in America are not here illegally
99.999% of all dogs have not made a mess in your yard
91.6% of teenagers have not defaced property with graffiti
89.4% of convenience stores have not intentionally sold alcohol to underage kids
85% of America's population is not in jail or prison
91.3% of the worlds population tries to be a better person almost every day
99.29% of America's population did not attempt to rob a bank on any given day
94% of the worlds population loves at least one other person besides themselves
99.3% of TV meteorologists are correct some of the time over a 24 hour period
93.6% of the world's population drink water
81% of the world's population wear shoes
84.2% of all people laugh at least once a day
72% of all people hear or tell at least one joke a day
78% of all people don't steal on a regular basis
100% of all cats really don't care
85.9% of adults are in love whether the other person knows it or not
99.94% of all Toyota drivers have never experienced acceleration or braking problems
97.7% of all statistical data is biased and debatable
68.8% of all people are happy today
73% of all written material is gone within 48 hours
98% of all predictions are based upon simply educated guesses
89% of all lipstick would gross you out if you knew the ingredients
100% of attorneys have a heart
69.1% of the people in school are students
87.9% of people you know lie to you to help you in some way
81% of all guys really don't like to hug another guy

Statistics are easy to find on the Internet. Some are a lot of fun. One more statistic I found:
83% of all people take negative statistics with a grain of salt and quickly forget most of them. However, they pay closer attention to and remember longer the positive statistics.
Statistically speaking of course..........................Joe

Sunday, April 18, 2010

An interesting day

I experienced what I believed to be a very interesting day this week. I'm not quite sure what I learned from it but I'm still mulling it over to find the life lesson. Interesting days always have some kind of life lesson don't they?

I was having a fine day, woke up, grabbed a quick shower, took a short walk, had a bowl of cereal, jumped in the truck and drove to work. Saw a couple of deer, a rabbit and managed to miss a skunk crossing the road in front of me. Parked the truck, got out. unlocked the door at my business. That's when the interesting part started.

I opened the door, stepped in and immediately tripped over the threshold, falling forward onto the carpet dropping my armful of tax papers all over the place. I recovered quickly and grabbed the door jamb to pull myself up, not thinking about the door and it closed on my hand, pinching it tightly. The fall was embarrassing, the door closing on my hand was painful. After berating and then forgiving myself I opened the door, removed my hand, picked up the papers, stood up and made it to my desk without further damage.

I put on a fresh pot of coffee and went about the business of preparing for the day. I turned on the lights, computer and furnace. returning to the coffee maker I grabbed a cup and poured the coffee, just as I stopped filling the cup the handle fell off, sending the cup to the tip of my shoe right onto my sore toe, spilling coffee all over the carpet which had been cleaned only the day before. I blotted up what I could but the coffee had already left it's mark. Unfortunately I had reached for the closest article to do the cleaning up and apparently that particular napkin cloth was not color safe. It left a red mark mixed in with the brown from the coffee on the carpet.

My hands were messy from all of that so I stepped over to the sink to wash my hands. The soap slipped out of my hands and fell into the bottom of the water in the sink. I reached down to retrieve the soap, bumped my head on the faucet and the cell phone I had in my shirt pocket fell into the water too. Important note here, cell phones don't float. Cell phones don't work wet either.

I finished my work that day with no further consequence. I locked up the shop, walked to my truck and noticed one side was lower than the other. Upon further inspection I discovered a nail in the right rear tire resulting in a flat tire. After much ado, spare tires are never easy to get in a truck, I managed to install the spare. However, while leaning over to tighten the final bolt on the wheel the rear seam of my pants split wide open. It was indeed time to go home and hide myself from the world until another day.

There must be a lesson there someplace, right?...........................Joe
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