The Gent's Articles In Just Hanging Out
September 3, 2004 by The Gent
I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels.

My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received."
I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.
Then we moved on down a long co...
May 28, 2004 by The Gent
we have all heard this story one way or another, in different versions... still, I love it everytime someone sends it for me..

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He s...
May 14, 2004 by The Gent
"My friends are my estate."
Emily Dickenson

"What we see depends mainly on waht we look for."
Sir John Lubbock

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."
Robert Stevenson

"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgo...
April 21, 2004 by The Gent
A man was selling oranges in the middle of a
road. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers.
He put some signs along the road and spent the whole
day praising the flavor of his wares.
Everyone bought from him and the man thrived.
With the money he placed more signs on the road and
began to sell more fruit. Business was growing fast
when one day his son - who was educated and had
studied in a big city - asked him:
- Father, don't you know that the world is going
through ...
April 21, 2004 by The Gent
Malba Tahan illustrates the dangers of words: a
woman said so often that her neighbor was a thief that
the young man was finally arrested. Some days later,
they discovered that he was innocent and set him free.
Then he sued the woman.
- Comments are not so serious - she said to the
- Granted - answered the magistrate. - When you
get back home today, write down everything bad you
said about the young man, then tear up the paper and
throw the bits away as you walk...
February 27, 2004 by The Gent
My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread Mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.
My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter AND I used to eat it raw sometimes too, but I can't remember getting E-coli.
Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring).

The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system...
February 12, 2004 by The Gent
These are some words I recieved and they are believed to be Alber Einstein's words. Thanks to Nasim for sending them to me.

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

Any intelligent fool...