Monday, September 26, 2016

Hot Things Hot - Cold Things Cold

A township officer from an extremely rural area drove 75 miles to the 'big city' to do some shopping at a brand new Wal-Mart that had just opened the week before.   The Wal-Mart was the largest store the township officer had ever seen.

Why walking up and down the many aisles he noticed a long cylindrical shiny object behind one counters where a clerk was working.  He walked over to the employee behind the counter and asked "Miss What's that shiny object behind you on that ledge." Oh this, she replied, "That's my thermos."

"A thermos"? replied the township officer "What does it do?" The employee replied, "It keeps my hot things hot and my cold things cold."

Boy o boy, the township officer thought; that was just about the most incredible thing he had ever heard of. What a wonderful device. The employee said we sell them here at the store they are down in aisle 5. The township officer immediately went down to aisle 5 picked it up and bought it.

The following week the township officer brought his new thermos with him to the township meeting. When the other township officers saw that shiny object they asked him "What is that thing?"

"Why that's a thermos" said the proud township officer.  "What does a thermos do" asked one of the township officers?  "Well it keep my hot foods hot and cold foods cold".

"Really they all said - what do you have in it now" they all wanted to know. "Well, right now I have a Popsicle and my coffee in it."

Friday, September 2, 2016

Great Answer to a TV Reporters Questions - This is a great lesson for all government officials.

General 'Sir Peter John Cosgrove', AK, MC (born 28 July 1947) is a retired senior Australian Army officer and currently the 26th the Governor-General of Australia

He was made a Knight of the Order of Australia.  
General Cosgrove was recently interviewed on TV by Leigh Sales a reporter from the ABC.

If you are a local government official do yourself a favor and take a moment and read his reply to the reporter question when she asked him about guns and children. My thought is this is probably one of the best replies given to a reporter.

Below is the portion of the interview between ABC journalist Leigh Sales and General Cosgrove - who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military Headquarters.

LEIGH SALES  (The reporter):

So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?


We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.


Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?


I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.


Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?


I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.


But aren't you equipping them to become violent killers.


Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The broadcast went silent for 46 seconds and when it returned, the interview was over.