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Thursday, April 30, 2015

WHEN OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS-OUCH!


A Mexican bandit made a specialty of crossing the Rio Grande from time to time and robbing banks in Texas. Finally, a reward was offered for his capture, and an enterprising Texas Ranger decided to track him down.

After a lengthy search, he traced the bandit to his favorite cantina, snuck up behind him, put his trusty six-shooter to the bandit's head, and said, "You're under arrest. Tell me where you hid the loot or I'll blow your brains out."

But the bandit didn't speak English, and the Ranger didn't speak Spanish. Fortunately, a bilingual lawyer was in the saloon and translated the Ranger's message. The terrified bandit blurted out, in Spanish, that the loot was buried under the oak tree in back of the cantina.

"What did he say?" asked the Ranger. The lawyer answered, "He said 'get lost, you turkey. You wouldn't dare shoot me.'


The other day I decided to start taking a more positive view of life. I think I was getting too cynical and needed to change that I said to myself that any problems that presented themselves to me I would consider opportunities.

I didn’t take long.

The next morning I headed off to Toyota for some service on my Prius. I take care of that baby and I had a long drive coming up to Albany, so I wanted to be ship shape when I traveled.

Arriving at 7:00 am sharp, I entered the shop and registered my car for the necessary maintenance. They said it would cost $86 and would I wait for it, I said yes. A young fellow came out, took my keys and disappeared: only to return a few moments later to tell me I had a problem. ‘No’ I said to myself, this is an opportunity.  This opportunity needed brakes, some kind of adjustments and whatever else, which came slightly over $86, just slightly, about $480 more slightly when it is all done and said. I inquired as to how long it would take to make me poorer, and he said about the rest of the morning.

I thought to myself, this is an opportunity, not a problem. Here I have a chance to spend more than I want, and equate it in the many hours I would spend to spend the money. This is called: opportunity knocking, with a closed fist, on my chin!

 


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