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Wise Saying
from my grandfather
lawman




msg:303368
 2:07 am on May 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

If you hire one boy to do a job, you've got a whole boy.

Hire two boys, and you've got half a boy.

Hire three boys, and you'be got no boy at all.

What made me think of that? I hired a 13 year old to put out some pine straw. He left for lunch and came back with a friend. Work slowed noticeably. They didn't come close to finishing and left. The next day, the young man I hired showed up with two friends. You guessed, it, I ended up with no boy at all.

Why are grandfathers so wise?

lawman

 

Mike12345




msg:303369
 3:41 pm on May 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

lol! - lesson learnt on your part the i take it. Does your grandfather have any more useful sayings?

I hope you didnt pay the little slacker?

:)

<added>"Why are grandfathers so wise? " - Because theyve been there done that, telling you not to do it tomorrow, but would you listen. lol!</added>

dazz




msg:303370
 3:50 pm on May 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

two lads came and asked if my car needed washing....it clearly did. My 1st mistake was paying them up front. 1 hour later (hey they tried!) they knocked on the door, I presumed (looking at the car) they where asking for some more water.........I was wrong, they had finished! Very streaky with missed bits all over the place.

Ill wait for it to rain next time.

Mike12345




msg:303371
 3:59 pm on May 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

never trust a child near a car - erghh horrible flashbacks to when i let my younger brother and his friends wash my car. :(

snowman




msg:303372
 2:40 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

He he....this reminds me of a joke...

A boy, about 11 and with a strong accent, looks for odd jobs around his neighborhood. He's good with the paint brush.

He knocks on a door and says to the man "Ello, eye see your porch needs sum paintin. Eye'll dew it fer $20 an eye'll bring da paint of yeur choice too"

The fellow thinks this is a great deal. He asks for the porch to be painted a sunny yellow, and lets the young fellow go to work.

About 2 hours later, he knocks on the door and covered in paint he says "K, mistur, eye'm all dun! Oh, an by de way, it's not a porch yous got, it's a Mercedes"

olwen




msg:303373
 3:23 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

My grandfather was pretty wise.

When I was deciding on a career (late '60's) my grandfather who had seen a thing or two told me;

"These computers are a passing fad you know."

lawman




msg:303374
 4:01 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

When I was deciding on a career (late '60's) my grandfather who had seen a thing or two told me;

"These computers are a passing fad you know."

1969
(month unknown)
Honeywell releases the H316 "Kitchen Computer", the first home computer, priced at US$10,600 in the Neiman Marcus catalog.

$10,600 in 1969 would be close to $40,000 today. Fads usually come much cheaper. :)

lawman

olwen




msg:303375
 4:24 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Did I say anything about personal computers?

In the 1960's all the major banks in New Zealand decided they couldn't afford their own computer systems so they formed a company to run a combined computer centre.

The city council I worked for in the school holidays was considering upgrading to a system with a disk drive rather than just punch cards.

mischief




msg:303376
 4:49 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

My Grandfather always used to say: If you've got one girl, you've got a whole girl.

Another girl comes along, and you've got half a girl.

Then if another one comes along... ask her if she's got a sister.

lawman




msg:303377
 9:36 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

In the 1960's all the major banks in New Zealand decided they couldn't afford their own computer systems so they formed a company to run a combined computer centre.

The city council I worked for in the school holidays was considering upgrading to a system with a disk drive rather than just punch cards.

Oh, that fad. ;)

lawman

2oddSox




msg:303378
 9:55 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

>Why are grandfathers so wise?

No point gettin' older, if'n you don't get no wiser.

That's what my grandfather reckoned.

2odd...

Skylo




msg:303379
 2:20 pm on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

When I was in my last year of school I was seeing probably the most beautiful girl I had ever been with. We broke up 2 weeks before the final school ball and this is what my grandad told me:

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem.

One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about your best friend?"
"Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."
"Triple filter?"
"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to
say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"
"No I didn't, actually I just heard about it and..."
"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true or not.
Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?"
"No, on the contrary..."
"So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though,
because there's one filter left: the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?"
"No, not really."
"Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?"
This is why Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.

It also explains why he never found out his best friend was shagging his wife.

Something like that but yip you guessed it she had cheated on me with my best friend. So in an attempt to cheer me up Gramps actually hit the nail on the head. Seems the older you get the wiser you become ;-)

DLadybug




msg:303380
 3:02 am on May 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

The best way to get a whole car washed, a whole yard mowed, or a whole fence painted...

Pay with one bill...ripped in half. Give first half up front, they get the other half when it's finished. Nothing will piss ya off more than 1/2 a 20 in your pocket <g>

OK, I am not a lawyer...yada,yada..

~Dian

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