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Saturday, April 02, 2011

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GGMFAY 4/2/2011 10:37AM

    A great lesson to be learned by all of us seniors.

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    Thanks, it is a great video!


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LINDAMARIEZ1 4/2/2011 3:03AM


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How to Mess Up a Job Interview

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

We've all been interviewed for jobs. And, we've all spent most of those interviews thinking about what not to do. Don't bite your nails. Don't fidget. Don't interrupt. Don't belch. If we did any of the don'ts, we knew we'd disqualify ourselves instantly. But some job applicants go light years beyond this. We surveyed top personnel executives of 100 major American corporations and asked for stories of unusual behavior by job applicants. The lowlights:

- "...stretched out on the floor to fill out the job application."

- "She wore a Walkman and said she could listen to me and the music at the same time."

- "A balding candidate abruptly excused himself. Returned to office a few minutes later, wearing a hairpiece."

- "...asked to see interviewer's resume to see if the personnel executive was qualified to judge the candidate."

- "... announced she hadn't had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and french fries in the interviewer's office - wiping the ketchup on her sleeve."

- "Stated that, if he were hired, he would demonstrate his loyalty by having the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm."

- "Interrupted to phone his therapist for advice on answering specific interview questions."

- "When I asked him about his hobbies, he stood up and started tap dancing around my office."

- "At the end of the interview, while I stood there dumbstruck, went through my purse, took out a brush, brushed his hair, and left."

- "...pulled out a Polaroid camera and snapped a flash picture of me. Said he collected photos of everyone who interviewed him."

- "Said he wasn't interested because the position paid too much."

- "While I was on a long-distance phone call, the applicant took out a copy of Penthouse, and looked through the photos only, stopping longest at the centerfold."

- "During the interview, an alarm clock went off from the candidate's brief case. He took it out, shut it off, apologized and said he had to leave for another interview."

- "A telephone call came in for the job applicant. It was from his wife. His side of the conversation went like this: 'Which company? When do I start? What's the salary?' I said, 'I assume you're not interested in conducting the interview any further.' He promptly responded, 'I am as long as you'll pay me more.' I didn't hire him, but later found out there was no other job offer. It was a scam to get a higher offer."

- "His attache [case] opened when he picked it up and the contents spilled, revealing ladies' undergarments and assorted makeup and perfume."

- "Candidate said he really didn't want to get a job, but the unemployment office needed proof that he was looking for one."

- "...asked who the lovely babe was, pointing to the picture on my desk. When I said it was my wife, he asked if she was home now and wanted my phone number. I called security."

- "Pointing to a black case he carried into my office, he said that if he was not hired, the bomb would go off. Disbelieving, I began to state why he would never be hired and that I was going to call the police. He then reached down to the case, flipped a switch, and ran. No one was injured, but I did need to get a new desk." (This would be funnier if he said he had to get a new chair!!!)

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ELLFIN3 3/30/2011 11:48AM

    To funny thanks!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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ALICERIEGER 3/30/2011 9:51AM

    I thought some of the experiences I had were weird when I was hiring people but I don't think any of my stories could top these. Thanks for sharing.

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MRE1956 3/30/2011 6:53AM

    emoticon - well, except for the ones about the "lovely babe" and the bomb......

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The Bible According to Kids

Monday, March 28, 2011

The following statements about the Bible were written by children and have not been retouched or corrected (i.e., bad spelling has been left in.)

- In the first book of the Bible, Guinesses, God got tired of creating the world, so he took the Sabbath off.

- Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree.

- Noah's wife was called Joan of Ark because Noah built the ark, which the animals came to in pears.

- Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night.

- The Jews were a proud people and throughout history they had trouble with unsympathetic Genitals.

- Samson was a strong man who let himself be led astray by a Jezebel like Delilah.

- Samson slew the Philistines with the axe of the Apostles.

- Moses led the Hebrews to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread without any ingredients.

- The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert.

- Afterwards, Moses went up to Mount Cyanide to find the ten commendments.

- The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.

- The seventh commandment is "Thou shalt not admit adultery".

- Moses died before he ever reached Canada.

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2BEATIT1 4/3/2011 11:59PM

    Great blog for a smile.
Thanks for sharing

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NTSOHLTHNT 3/30/2011 6:37PM

    LOL! Kids do say the darndest things. Thanks for sharing.

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IDLETYME 3/29/2011 8:03AM

    You can learn a lot listening to kids! Thanks for sending us a smile!

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ELLENSUN 3/28/2011 10:26PM

    I like the one about the first commandment. Maybe that child was right.....

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ELLFIN3 3/28/2011 1:47PM

    Thanks for the laugh!! Those are great!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CJSARGENT1 3/28/2011 11:59AM

    kids say the cutest things. Thank you

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ALICERIEGER 3/28/2011 11:01AM

    I always enjoy hearing kid's take on things. Thanks for sharing.

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 3/28/2011 5:53AM

    Love It!

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PICKLEDGINGER2 3/28/2011 5:45AM

  Another gem: The Epistles were the wives of the Apostles.

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MARYJOANNA 3/28/2011 5:31AM

  How cute! You never know what kids will say.

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Ponderings for Idle Moments

Sunday, March 27, 2011

- Whose cruel idea was it for the word "lisp" to have an "s" in it?

- Since light travels faster than sound, isn't that why some people appear bright until you hear them speak?

- How come abbreviated is such a long word?

- If it's zero degrees outside today and it's supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be?

- Since Americans throw rice at weddings, do Asians throw hamburgers?

- Why are they called apartments, when they're all stuck together?

- Why do banks charge you a "non-sufficient funds fee" on money they already know you don't have?

- If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to see it, do the other trees make fun of it?

- When two airplanes almost collide why do they call it a near miss?? It sounds like a near hit to me!!

- Do fish get cramps after eating?

-Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?


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ALICERIEGER 4/4/2011 9:54AM

    I don't know where you get all these ideas. I love your posts!

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ELLFIN3 3/27/2011 8:28PM

    emoticon emoticon Thanks!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

It can buy you a House,
But not a Home.

It can buy you a Bed,
But not Sleep.

It can buy you a Clock,
But not Time.

It can buy you a Book,
But not Knowledge.

It can buy you a Position,
But not Respect.

It can buy you Medicine,
But not Health.

It can buy you Blood,
But not Life.

It can buy you Sex,
But not Love.

So you see, money isn't everything. The best things in life can't be bought, and often we destroy ourselves trying!

I tell you all this because I am your Friend, and as your Friend I want to take away your needless pain and suffering...

So send me all your money and I will suffer for you.

A truer Friend than me you will never find.


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MAYBER 3/27/2011 8:09PM

    wish more people in this world lived by the words you printed
Money is not everything
Compassion, Caring, Faith, Hope, Love
One day at a time
Thanks for sharing your thoughts
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PEEDLE 3/26/2011 11:38AM

    I would be a miserable person if money was everything..
Being rich would be a burden, and I'm not sure I would be wise enough to handle it well.
But I have all I need, so I am content. and praise God for it.
Mary Lou

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ANNE1123 3/26/2011 9:20AM

    Oh, you are FUNNY! When I have that green stuff, well, right now I'd be very happy with a house, this was a great blog! Have a good weekend!! Take Care!! emoticon

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