My wife sent me this and I think it might bring you a smile... Steve Gladstone

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Home Inspector with Stonehollow Fine Home Inspections & Testing

 

 For those who are concerned about giving credit where credit is due, this is circulating on the internet without a source listed...and I would love to credit it's author because I feel it is very smart. If you know who wrote it please send the source and I'll update it.

 

Creation
On the first day, God created the dog and said:
"Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past.  For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."

The dog said: "That's a long time to be barking.  How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"

So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said:
"Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."

The monkey said: "Monkey tricks for twenty years?  That's a pretty long time to perform.  How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"

And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said:
"You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family.  For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years."

The cow said: "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"

And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created man and said:
"Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."

But man said: "Only twenty years?  Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"

Okay," said God, "You asked for it."

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves.  For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren.  And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you...

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Rainmaker
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Bob Elliott
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Good one.Never heard it before.
Jul 07, 2007 10:34 AM #1
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

I was out slaving in the sun here today wondering about the meaning of life and why I am doing what I am.

Heh, now I know.  Thanks for sharing.

7 years away from monkey trick time (though I'm doing some already as the grandsons are 5 & 8.)
17 years away from barking like a dog.

Erby Crofutt
Kentucky Home Inspector
Georgetown, KY
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Jul 07, 2007 12:30 PM #2
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Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

This is a good one. More AR's need to read it just to get a giggle. Would you mind if I copied, I would like to send it to a few of my friends. I'm about to go into the last ten year stage. Will be 65 in November.

 Activerain Group: Hill Country Inspector

Jul 14, 2007 02:24 PM #3
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Stephen Gladstone
Stonehollow Fine Home Inspections & Testing - Stamford, CT
Sure...feel free to pass it around. As I said originally it came to me without a source... Steve
Jul 14, 2007 02:52 PM #4
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Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Thanks Stephen

I'll check back again sometime to see if you have some more laughs. I have something a friend sent this morning, only a picture but not sure I know how to get it on AR. If I figure it out I'll let you know. I'm not very good at all this stuff but trying to learn. 

Jul 14, 2007 03:08 PM #5
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Jimmy Breazeale
Sherlock Home Inspections - Coldwater, MS

Now that's really funny!  According to the plan, I should be out performing tricks and barking like a dog....which, now that I think about it, is just about what I do.

Carl:  To post a pic, click on the tree in the menu in the comment box.  When the window opens, click on the little red and blue thingy to the right of the "image URL" box.  A window will open that allows you to browse your files.  Choose the file and upload your photo.

 Lil' Blue Heeler

 

Jul 14, 2007 07:59 PM #6
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Jimmy - Thanks for the help. I did it and did try uploading a picture of a make shift shower my son and I built at the hunting lease. I put on on a couple of sites, I believe Q&A, Hill Country Inspector and couple of others. After I use it a couple times I'll get the hang of it. Thanks for your help. Go take a look our great outdoor shower. It was better then no shower and even has hot water. We use to have a blue heeler but lost him about two years ago. Now have a black lab. The grandkids love him, they try to ride him and the dog loves it.

Thanks again for your help 

Jul 15, 2007 01:35 AM #7
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Don Rider
EZ Rider Home Inspections LLC. - Bossier City, LA
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Must be getting time to have grandkids. Know any good monkey tricks?
Jul 15, 2007 01:49 AM #8
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Dale Baker
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Hoedy Stephen

Very funny. I had not heard this one before.

Have a good one

Jul 15, 2007 10:35 AM #9
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Rosario Lewis
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Excellent. Be careful what you ask for.
Jul 29, 2007 07:05 AM #10
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Don Rider
EZ Rider Home Inspections LLC. - Bossier City, LA
Shreveport Bossier Home Inspector
I must be doing monkey trick now!!!
Jul 30, 2007 12:37 AM #11
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Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
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Thanks Stephan for a great chuckle! Forwarding to others so I can share the good feelings!
Jul 31, 2007 01:15 PM #12
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Art Blanchet
On the Outside Lookin' In - Sebastian, FL
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Stephen,

Boy, did that one nail it!  Thanks for the fun and philosophy.

Art

 

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