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Hot Air

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The metal cart banged on the swinging door of the cooler as the stocker emerged from the chilly room onto the sales floor.

A group of shoppers turned at the noise, and noticed the bundled-up young man.

“What are you wearing a coat for?” One of them asked, grabbing the collar of the garment.

“It’s cold in there,” he replied.

“Are you a pussy? I wouldn’t need a coat to work in there!”

“Well if I was as full of hot air as you, I wouldn’t need a coat either.”

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January 15, 2010 at 5:00 am

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Buildings

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The older man was a devout church-goer. He had inquired many times about the faith of the younger man, only to be met with vague, deflecting answers.

The two met again one day and the older man again invited the younger to attend church.

“I don’t think I will,” said the younger.

“In my experience,” said the older, “the people with the most successful spiritual walk are at church every time the doors are open.”

“In my experience,” replied the younger, “the people with the most successful spiritual walk are those that realize that ‘church’ has nothing to do with buildings.”

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January 8, 2010 at 5:00 am

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Riches

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1st shift work Saturday MANDATORY!

He knocked lightly on the door of the manager’s office.

“Yes?” the manager said.

“I’m not going to be in on Saturday.”

“Why not?”

“I have plans.”

“Like what?”

“Like not being here.”

“It must be nice not having to worry about keeping a job.”

“It is, everyone should live this way.”

“So, what … are you ridiculously rich or something?”

“Yes.”

“Then why work at all?”

“Because money is nice sometimes too.”

“But I thought you said you were rich?”

“I am. Not all riches are dollars.”

Written by Nick David Wright

December 30, 2009 at 5:00 am

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