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Posted: 3/7/2002 7:46:11 AM EDT
You have to read to the end. I don't usually forward "inspirational" e-mails. But because this one "moved" me...Be sure and read all the way to the end ... Late Christmas week I was rushing around trying to get some last minute shopping done. I was stressed out and not thinking very fondly of the season right then. It was dark, cold and wet in the parking lot as I was loading my car up with gifts that I felt obligated to buy. I noticed that I was missing a receipt that I might need later so, mumbling under my breath, I retraced my steps to the mall entrance. As I was searching the wet pavement for the lost receipt, I heard a quiet sobbing. The crying was coming from a poorly dressed boy of about 12 years old. He was short and thin. He had no coat. He was just wearing a ragged flannel shirt to protect him from the cold night's chill. Oddly enough, he was holding a hundred dollar bill in his hand. Thinking that he had gotten lost from his parents, I asked him what was wrong. He told me his sad story. He said that he came from a large family. He had three brothers and four sisters. His father had died when he was nine years old. His mother was poorly educated and worked two full time jobs. She made very little to support her large family. Nevertheless, she had managed to skimp and save two hundred dollars to buy her children Christmas presents. The young boy had been dropped off by his mother on the way to her second job. He was to use the money to buy presents for all his siblings and save just enough to take the bus home. He had not even entered the mall when a boy grabbed one of the hundred dollar bills and disappeared into the night. "Why didn't you scream for help?" I asked. The boy said, "I did." "And nobody came to help you?" I queried. The boy stared at the sidewalk and sadly shook his head. "How loud did you scream?" I inquired. The soft-spoken boy looked up and meekly whispered, "Help me!" I realized that absolutely no one could have heard that poor boy cry for help. So I grabbed his other hundred dollar bill and ran to my car. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Signed, Kenneth Lay CEO, Enron Corporation
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 8:23:50 AM EDT
I love it.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 9:26:12 AM EDT
My coworkers are looking at me right now wondering what's so funny. [:)] Great story. I have one friend who keeps sending me these "inspirational" e-mails all the time. I think I'll send her this one. [;D]
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 9:57:28 AM EDT
Yoink!
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 10:03:12 AM EDT
[:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D] Have you heard the one about the double amputee sobbing by the beach?
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 12:45:57 PM EDT
Right...have you NOT been keeping up with current events? Kenneth Lay was all but exhonerated by the head whistle-blower in Congress last week. Lay knew very little to nothing about the paper corporations and creative accounting practices leading to the collapes of Enron. At most, he was a too-trusting CEO. BTW, did you vote for Clinton in 1992 because the economy was so bad? When the dust settles, you will find the real culprits, that being the accountants both of Enron and Auther Anderson. I do not work for either firm and have never had any dealings with these companies. My insight on this is based solely on the evidence and the only damning evidence against Kenneth Lay is the videotape of him bolstering the stock value. This is by no means criminal nor would any other CEO do different. Next time, put William Jefferson Clinton as the butt of such humor.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 1:10:49 PM EDT
You have to read to the end. I don't usually forward "inspirational" e-mails. But because this one "moved" me...Be sure and read all the way to the end ...
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Die pond scum, just die![IMG]http://www.theunholytrinity.org/cracks_smileys/contrib/ed/smilegah.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.theunholytrinity.org/cracks_smileys/contrib/aahmed/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 1:16:02 PM EDT
lol!
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 1:20:55 PM EDT
How come i never get the good emails like this anymore? Its all junk about gold mines in the congo and the like.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 1:22:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 1:51:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By platform389:
You have to read to the end. I don't usually forward "inspirational" e-mails. But because this one "moved" me...Be sure and read all the way to the end ...
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Die pond scum, just die![IMG]http://www.theunholytrinity.org/cracks_smileys/contrib/ed/smilegah.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.theunholytrinity.org/cracks_smileys/contrib/aahmed/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
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Who are you refering to?
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 2:42:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J: Right...have you NOT been keeping up with current events? Kenneth Lay was all but exhonerated by the head whistle-blower in Congress last week. Lay knew very little to nothing about the paper corporations and creative accounting practices leading to the collapes of Enron. At most, he was a too-trusting CEO. BTW, did you vote for Clinton in 1992 because the economy was so bad? When the dust settles, you will find the real culprits, that being the accountants both of Enron and Auther Anderson. I do not work for either firm and have never had any dealings with these companies. My insight on this is based solely on the evidence and the only damning evidence against Kenneth Lay is the videotape of him bolstering the stock value. This is by no means criminal nor would any other CEO do different. Next time, put William Jefferson Clinton as the butt of such humor.
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Then why did Kenny sell all his Enron stock while encouraging everyone else to buy. I've said it before and I will say it again we need a smiley talking out it's ass.
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