Friday, September 28, 2007

Pass It On

I usually don't pass these inspirational sorts of things on here, or even by email. But I got this recently, and it struck me particularly strongly. Perhaps because of personal experience. Perhaps because of the concept of "passing it on". Whatever. I just felt that I needed to pass it on to you...
A man and his wife were awakened at 3:00am by a
loud pounding on the door.
The man gets up and goes to the door where a
drunken stranger, standing in
the pouring rain, is asking for a push.

"Not a chance," says the husband, "it is 3:00 am
in the morning!" He slams the door and returns to bed.

"Who was that?" asked his wife.

"Just some drunk guy asking for a push," he

"Did you help him?" she asks.

"No, I did not, it is 3:00 am in the morning and it
is pouring rain out there!"

"Well, you have a short memory," says his wife.
"Can't you remember about
three months ago when we broke down, and those two
guys helped us? I think you
should help him, and you should be ashamed of

The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes
out into the pounding rain.

He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still

"Yes," comes back the answer.

"Do you still need a push?" calls out the husband.

"Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark.

"Where are you?" asks the husband.

"Over here on the swing," replied the drunk.

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