Friday, October 30, 2009


Tom retired in his early 50's and started a second career. However, even though he loved his new job, he just couldn't seem to get to work on time.
Every day, he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. Finally, one day, his boss called him into the office for a talk.

"Tom, I must tell you, I truly like your work ethic, you do a bang-up job, but being late for work nearly every day is quite annoying to me as well as your fellow workers."

Tom replied, "Yes, sir, I know. I'm sorry, but I am working on it."

"That's what I like to hear," his boss said. "However, the fact that you consistently come to work late does puzzle me because I understand that you retired from the United States Marine Corps, and they have some pretty rigid
rules about tardiness. Isn't that correct?"

"Yes. I did retire from the Marine Corps, and I'm mighty proud of it!" said Tom.

"Well, what did they say when you came in late?" asked his boss.

"They said, 'Good morning, General'."

Q: What was the best thing about the Cash for Clunkers program?

A: It got rid of a lot of Obama Bumper Stickers !!!!

Louisiana Ghost Story

This happened about 6 months ago on Louisiana Hwy 57,just
outside of Dulac, a little town in the bayou country of Louisiana, and while it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock
tale, it’s real.

An Ohio businessman, Saul Rubins, abandoned his
disabled vehicle on the side of the road, and attempted
to hitchhike. The night was pitch dark in the middle
of a thunderstorm. Time passed slowly and no cars went by.

It was raining so hard he could hardly see his hand in front of his face.
Suddenly, through the sheets of rain, he saw a car moving
slowly, approaching and appearing ghostlike in the
rain. It slowly and silently crept toward him and stopped.

Desperately needing a ride, Saul jumped in the car and closed the door. Only then did he realize that there was no one behind the wheel and no sound of an engine to be heard over the rain.

Again the car crept silently forward and Saul was
terrified, too scared to think of jumping out and
running.. He saw that the car was approaching a sharp
curve and, still too scared to jump out, he started to
pray and beg for his life; he was sure the ghost
car would go off the road and into the bayou and he would
then drown!

But just before the curve, a shadowy hand appeared at
the driver's window, reached in and turned the steering wheel, guiding the car safely around the bend. Then, just as silently, the hand disappeared through the window and Saul was alone again.

Paralyzed with fear, Saul watched the hand reappear every time they reached a curve.

Finally, scared nearly to death, Saul had all he could take, jumped out of the car, and ran to town..

Wet and in shock, he went into Schmoopy's. Voice quavering, he ordered two cups of coffee, black, and then told everybody about his supernatural experience.

The room became silent and everybody got goose bumps
when they realized Saul was telling the truth (and not just some drunk).

About 30 minutes later two Cajuns, dripping wet, walked
into Schmoopy's and one says to the other,

"Look, Boudreaux, ders dat idiot what rode in our car
when we wuz pushin' it in the rain!!!"

Gotta Thanks "Charlie The Cop" and Susan G fer t'days submissions.