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A successful, and wealthy, contractor had a faithful carpenter who worked for him for many years. One day the boss says, “I’m going away on another project, but I want to put you in charge of a project in my absence. I want you to build me a dream home. Spare no expense, I trust your judgment, make it as nice as you can imagine. I’ll be back in few months to check it out.” The carpenter says to himself, “The nerve of that guy. Pay me peanuts all these years and then asking me to build his dream home. I’ll show him!” He proceeds to do a shabby job with cheap materials. The contractor returns a few months later. Then he walks up and takes the employee’s hand and says, “Here’s the keys to the house, there, its yours! I had you build it for yourself! Thank you for all your help all these years in helping me build my business. You can build a life on the foundation of criticism if you want to … But sooner or later you’ll have to live in the house that you build.

RUSHING: (into things)

The photographer for a national magazine was assigned to get photos of a huge & horrible forest fire. Smoke was beginning to fill the air everywhere. Arrangements were made to go at once to a nearby airport where the plane was waiting. When he arrived at the airport, the reporter jumped in the plane with his equipment and yelled, “Let’s go! Let’s go!” The pilot swung the plane into the wind and they were immediately in the air. The photographer yelled, “Fly over the north side of the fire,” Why?” asked the pilot. “Because I’m going to take pictures,” “I’m a photographer and photographers take pictures!” After a pause the pilot said, “You mean you’re not the flight instructor?”

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