All 22 children enjoyed hearing stories about the British professor who always taught each new class of boys, "It's better to die than to tell a lie." So each week as we settled in for school I would say, "Better to die .. . ," and the class would respond, ". . . than tell a lie."
Some time later the daddy took the family for a drive, and as they entered a sleepy town he ignored the posted speed limit. The mother called his attention to it, but he argued, "There's no one around; why go that slow?"
Soon he was pulled over by a police officer, who asked, "Didn't you see the speed limit sign?"
Daddy answered, "No, what sign?"
His son spoke up from the backseat, "Daddy, better to die than tell a lie!"
As the daddy flushed with shame the officer clapped him on the shoulder and said, "You've got a great son there. I'll not give you a ticket this time, but you better start paying attention!"
Little words fitly spoken had a lasting impact on their whole family.
--Kay Hansen, Sautee, Georgia
TOP NINE DRAWBACKS TO WORKING IN A CUBICLE - 9/17/14
9. Being told to "Think Outside the Box" when I'm in the box all day!
8. Fabric cubicle walls do not offer much protection from any kind of gun fire.
7. That nagging feeling that if I just press the right button, I will get a piece of cheese.
6. My walls are too close together for my hammock to work right.
5. 23 power cords, 1 outlet.
4. Prison cells are not only bigger, they have beds.
3. If you talk to yourself it causes all the surrounding cubicle inhabitants to pop their heads over the wall and say "What? I didn't hear you."
2. You always have the feeling that someone is watching you, but by the time you turn to look they're gone
1. Can't slam the door when you quit and walk out.