2005-08-06

Why we forward jokes

(This explains why we forward jokes.)

 

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.

 

After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.

 

When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.

 

When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

 

"This is Heaven, sir," the man answered.

 

"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked.

 

"Of course, sir; come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up."

 

The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

 

"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler asked.

 

"I'm sorry sir, but we don't accept pets."

 

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog

 

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.

 

As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

 

"Excuse me!" he called to the man. "Do you have any water?"

 

"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in."

 

"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog.

 

"There should be a bowl by the pump."

 

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.

 

The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, and then he gave some to the dog.

 

When they were full, he and the dog waked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.

 

"What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.

 

"This is Heaven," he answered.

 

"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said that was Heaven, too."

 

"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope, that's Hell."

 

"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

 

"No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind."

 

Soooo...

 

Sometimes, we wonder why friends keep forwarding jokes to us without writing a word.

 

Maybe this will explain.

 

When you are very busy, but still want to keep in touch, guess what you do? You forward a joke.

 

When you have nothing to say, but still want to keep contact, you forward jokes.

 

When you have something to say, but don't know what, and don't know how, you forward jokes.

 

Also to let you know that you are still remembered, you are still important, you are still loved, you are still cared for, guess what you get?

 

A forwarded joke.

 

So, next time if you get a joke, don't think that you've been sent just another forwarded joke, but that you've been thought of today and your friend on the other end of your computer wanted to send you a smile.

 

You are all welcome @ my water bowl anytime

 
 
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--
Elias Friedman A.S., NREMT-P
& Pongo the Spotted Wonder!
elipongo@gmail.com
http://elipongo.blogspot.com/                      Connecticut EMS T-Shirts!
http://www.koshersingles.org/                       www.cafepress.com/ctemt
http://www.ellingtonshul.org                         www.cafepress.com/ctparamedic

2005-08-03

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51-year-old bicycle accident victim in critical condition
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Couple put on fun day for the air ambulance
News & Star - Carlisle,Cumbria,UK
... The Pride of Cumbria is provided by the Great North Air Ambulance charity. It is expected to be brought back into service on August 1. ...

EMS News

City's EMS fortunes ebb and flow with bill cycle
MaineToday.com - Portland,ME,USA
... state MaineCare programs. "The EMS's are just like the medical field, and they're dealing with it just like hospitals. There are ...

Sandusky Co. to seek EMS sales tax
Toledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USA
A citizens advisory board, which has studied the issue of EMS funding for the last year, has recommended instituting a quarter-percent sales tax dedicated to ...

Plymouth, townships debate fire contract
South Bend Tribune - South Bend,IN,USA
... the city's fire department budget is estimated at $1,524,410 for 2006, minus an estimated $170,000 the city expects to collect in user fees from EMS runs, for ...

Stat ends no-hitter in 7th, wins in 8th
Flint Journal - Flint,MI,USA
Stat EMS broke up Jason Owens' no-hitter in the seventh inning with two runs, then beat Sharky's 3-2 in the eighth Friday night in the Wood Bat baseball ...

bicycle news

Bicycle grief
Indian Express - New Delhi,India
... Mumbai. I was surprised that Stan was late. He was such a stickler for time. Then I saw Stan lumber up on a blue bicycle. When he ...

Ghana Man Preps for Fitness Triathlon
Chicago Tribune - Chicago,IL,USA
... things. So he jumped on a bicycle and started an improbable, Forrest Gump-like journey across his nation to prove just that. "I ...

Popularising the bicycle
Financial Express.bd - Bangladesh
But I do not know why the government is not considering on the popularising bicycle which is most environment friendly vehicle for common people. ...

Robber on a bicycle holds up bank
Ann Arbor News - Ann Arbor,MI,USA
... from under a baseball cap held up a Flagstar Bank branch in Pittsfield Township at noon Thursday before making his getaway on an old bicycle, authorities said. ...

NDW bicycle police train for duty at Pax River course
Sea Services Weekly - Naval District of Washington,DC,USA
... be working in air conditioned offices, six police officers braved the heat while pushing themselves to the limit as they practiced their bicycle takedowns and ...

paramedic news

Rescue under fire honored
Kansas City Star - MO,USA
WASHINGTON ---- Six Kansas City firefighters who braved a hail of gunfire last year to rescue a critically wounded paramedic received the nation's top ...

emergency medical service news

A recent attack highlights
Honolulu Star-Bulletin - Honolulu,HI,USA
An unprovoked attack on two city paramedics this week has prompted Emergency Medical Service officials to ask for tougher laws to protect their workers. ...

Pepperell officially becomes a HeartSafe community
Pepperell Free Press - Pepperell,MA,USA
... The recognition as a HeartSafe Community was achieved by conducting CPR training classes, equipping all emergency medical service vehicles with trained ...

17:20 Jul 15, '05
Arutz Sheva - Israel
(IsraelNN.com) Magen David Adom emergency medical service officials report two persons were lightly injured in a shelling attack in N'vei Dekalim earlier. ...

Pedestrian killed by truck
Bainbridge Post Searchlight - Bainbridge,GA,USA
... as of press time. The Sheriff's Office and the Emergency Medical Service also responded to the accident. A vehicle accident on ...

Hopi Tribe May Join In On Joint Use Facility Project
AzJournal.com - Holbrook,AZ,USA
... the conferences. * Approved an exchange of city property with property owned by Holbrook Emergency Medical Service (EMS). Smithson ...

ambulance news

Air ambulance goes off course in landing; minor injuries reported
9NEWS.com - Denver,CO,USA
(AP) - An air ambulance veered off course while landing at the Eagle County Airport on Friday, but only minor injuries were reported, authorities said. ...

Ambulance company disputes contract
Allentown Morning Call - Allentown,PA,USA
A Philadelphia ambulance company says Northampton County improperly passed over it for a contract to provide medical transportation for residents of the ...

Lawrence 911 board reduces ambulance service suspension
The Decatur Daily - Decatur,AL,USA
MOULTON -- A two-thirds reduction in what was a minimum 30-day suspension was not enough to ease an ambulance service employee's concern that dispatchers are ...

Community Supports New Island Ambulance Purchase
Mackinac Island Town Crier - Mackinac Island,MI,USA
... off fingers, community members had made a decision: to support the Mackinac Island Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in their quest for a new ambulance. ...

Fisherman hurt in cliff fall
Advertiser Adelaide - Adelaide,South Australia,Australia
... Perouse. He suffered leg injuries in the accident, which happened just before 8am (AEST) today, a NSW Ambulance spokesman said. ...

EMS News

GoldStar EMS expect to continue service here
Lufkin Daily News - Lufkin,TX,USA
... GoldStar EMS, based in Port Arthur, has closed offices across the state, including many in East Texas, such as Beaumont, Jasper, Woodville and Polk and Shelby ...

EMS chief pledges to reconcile with VFDs
Palatka Daily News - Palatka,FL,USA
... Though as EMS chief Patterson is not officially associated with the fire service, he said he volunteered to conduct a series of meetings and help to fix the ...

A recent attack highlights
Honolulu Star-Bulletin - Honolulu,HI,USA
... EMS officials said the suspect, a 32-year-old man who was not related to the patient, knocked on the ambulance door and asked to be transported to a hospital. ...

Lawrence 911 board reduces ambulance service suspension
The Decatur Daily - Decatur,AL,USA
... Jesse Testerman, a paramedic and incoming director of County EMS, said he still thinks it's true, and that many of those who have made 11 complaints against ...

cyclist news

Cyclist didn't see them in dark
Electric New Paper - Singapore,Singapore
... 43 on Tuesday evening. The next morning, a cyclist coming from the other side of the bridge smashed into them. Badly injured, he ...

Cyclist's route to Olympic success
Kensington Times - London,England,UK
BRITAIN's greatest medal winning cyclist has spoken of his key role in bringing the Olympics to Hampstead. Bradley Wiggins is the ...

Cyclist dies after rush-hour crash
ic SouthLondon.co.uk - Reigate,Surrey,UK
THIS is the cyclist who died following a collision with a van in heavy early-morning traffic. Dad-of-three Edwin Sealy, 55, fought ...

Cyclist killed in hit and run
NEWS.com.au - Australia
By Mark Wilton. A TERRITORY cyclist has been knocked down and killed in a hit and run, police said. The man was riding his bike along ...

Cyclist critically injured in nasty run-in with car
NapaNet Daily News - Napa,CA,USA
... Eyewitnesses told police on the scene that an adult male cyclist, was northbound on Freeway Drive, was peddling fast through the intersection to beat a red ...