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Post by cymbalta on Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:01 pm

A wise old gentleman retired and purchased a modest home near a junior high school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. Then a new school year began.

The very next afternoon three young boys, full of youthful, after- school enthusiasm, came down his street, beating merrily on every trash can they encountered. The crashing percussion continued day after day, until finally the wise old man decided it was time to take some action.

The following afternoon, he walked out to meet the young percussionists as they banged their way down the street. Stopping them, he said, "You kids are a lot of fun. I like to see you express your exuberance like that. Used to do the same thing when I was your age. Will you do me a favor? I'll give you each a dollar if you'll promise to come around every day and do your thing."

The kids were elated and continued to do a bang-up job on the trash cans.

After a few days, the old-timer greeted the kids again, but this time he had a sad smile on his face. "This recession is really putting a big dent in my income," he told them. "From now on, I'll only be able to pay you 50 cents to beat on the cans."

The noisemakers were obviously displeased, but they did accept his offer and continued their afternoon ruckus.

A few days later, the wily retiree approached them again as they drummed their way down the street. "Look," he said, "I haven't received my Social Security check yet, so I'm not going to be able to give you more than 25 cents. Will that be okay?"

"A lousy quarter?" the drum leader exclaimed. "If you think we're going to waste our time, beating these cans around for a quarter, you're nuts! No way, mister. We quit!"

And the old man enjoyed peace and serenity for the rest of his days.

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Post by Dazzler on Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:34 am

Very clever old man! The definitely knows how to handle kids. It's true what they say that folks really know better Very Happy

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Post by The Dream on Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:44 pm

I expected that. Hm, I seem to know what's coming with jokes XD

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Post by cymbalta on Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:49 pm

you do. that's the second 1 of my threads where you guessed the ending.

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will have to post more and try and trick you

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Post by The Dream on Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:20 pm

I think I know why. I'm kind of a riddle master XD My friend gave me one that he, himself took an hour to understand even after finding the answer online, and I answered it in about one minute.

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