Friday, December 5, 2014

The Happy Fisherman

The Happy Fisherman

Here's a little story that I got recently from a friend by E-Mail. Hope you enjoy it. Maybe there's something in it for you or someone you know. 

A boat was docked in a tiny Newfoundland fishing village. A tourist from Toronto complimented the Newfie fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them. 

'Not very long,' answered the Newfie. 

'But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?' asked the Torontonian. 

The Newfie explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family. 

The Torontonian asked, 'But what do you do with the rest of your time?' 

'I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take an afternoon nap with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs... I have a full life.' 

The Torontonian interrupted, 'I have an MBA from Queen's University and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.' 

'And after that?' asked the Newfie. 

'With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to St John's, Halifax , or even Toronto ! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise.' 

'How long would that take?' asked the Newfie. 

'Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years,' replied the Torontonian. 

'And after that?' 

'Afterwards? Well my Friend, That's when it gets really interesting,' answered the Torontonian, laughing.. 'When your business gets really big, you can start selling stocks and make millions!' 


Really? And after that?' said the Newfie. 

'After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take an afternoon nap with your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends.' 

And the moral is: Know where you're going in life....... you may already be there! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Texas good ole boy needed a loan...

His name was Bubba, he was from Texas ... And he needed a loan, So...
He walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the loan
He told the loan officer that he was going to Paris for an
International redneck festival for two weeks and needed to borrow
$5,000, and that he was not a depositor of the bank.
The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan,
so the Redneck handed over the keys to a new Ferrari. The car was
parked on the street in front of the bank.
The Redneck produced the title and everything checked out. The loan officer agreed to hold the car as collateral for the loan and apologized for having to charge 12% interest.
Later, the bank's president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh
at the Redneck from the Texas for using a $250,000 Ferrari as
collateral for a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the
bank's private underground garage and parked it.
Two weeks later, the Redneck returned, repaid the $5,000 and the
interest of 23.07. The loan officer said, "Sir, we are very happy to
have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very
nicely, but we are a little puzzled.
While you were away, we checked you out on Dunn & Bradstreet and found that you are a distinguished alumni from Texas A & M, a highly sophisticated investor and multi-millionaire with real estate and financial interests all over the world. Your investments include a large number of wind turbines around Sweetwater, Texas. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?"
The good 'ole boy replied, "Where else in New York City can I park my
car for two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to be there when I return?"
His name was BUBBA.... Keep an eye on those Texas boys!
Just because we talk funny does not mean we are stupid !!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

How A Child Learns

How A Child Learns

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, she learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame, she learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, she learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness, she learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, she learns to like herself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.
(Dorothy Law Nolte)