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From my window ... by I. C. Toowell
In Dec. 18 Issue

Some of the funniest things just slip by us on first glance and then we realize just how amusing they are. Here are a few actual classified ads that have slipped by various newspapers.

Braille dictionary for sale. Must see to appreciate.

Help wanted, singer for rock band. Must be female or male.

For sale, Hope Chest, brand new, half off, long story.

Help wanted, adult or mature teenager to baby-sit. One dollar an hour.

Lost: small brown poodle. Reward. Neutered. Like one of the family.

For sale: a quilted high chair that can be made into a table, potty chair, rocking horse, refrigerator, spring coat, size 8 and fur collar.

Four-posted bed, 101 years old. Perfect for antique lover.

Wanted: Part-time married girls for soda fountain in sandwich shop.

Man wanted to work in dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel.

Christmas sale. Handmade gifts for the hard-to- find person.

Wanted, man to take care of cows that does not smoke or drink.

Three-year old teacher needed for pre-school. Experience preferred.

Wanted. Widower with school-age children requires person to assume general housekeeping duties. Must be capable of contributing to growth of family.

Tired of working for only $9.75 per hour? We offer profit sharing and flexible hours. Starting pay: $7 -- $9 per hour.

Our sofa seats the whole mob and it’s made of 100% Italian leather.

Full sized mattress. 20 year warranty. Like New. Slight urine smell.

Nordic Track $300 hardly used, call Chubby.

Joining nudist colony! Must sell washer and dryer $300.

Open house body shapers toning salon free coffee and donuts

Found: dirty white dog. Looks like a rat... been out while. Better be reward.

Exercise equipment: Queen Size Mattress & Box Springs - $175.

Free Yorkshire Terrier: 8 years old. Hateful little dog.

Free puppies: ½ cocker spaniel, ½ sneaky neighbor’s dog.

Free puppies: part German Shepherd, part stupid dog.

German Shepherd, 85 lbs. Neutered. Speaks German. Free.

Snow Blower for sale…only used on snowy days.

Bill’s Septic Cleaning: “We Haul American-Made Products."

Cows, calves never bred…also 1 gay bull for sale.

Nice Parachute Never opened. Used once.

Hummels Largest selection ever. "If it’s in stock, then we have it!"

1 man, 7 women hot tub. $850/offer.

Shakespeare’s Pizza. Free chopsticks.

Tickle-Me-Elmo, still in box, comes with its own 1988 Ford Mustang, 5L, Auto, Excellent condition $6800.

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WHAT TEACHERS MAKE

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO,  decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a  teacher?" He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

"To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?

"Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to know what I make?   (She paused for a second, then began...)  "Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.  I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor.  I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5  without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.  You want to know what I make?" (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table.)  ''I make kids wonder.  I make them question.  I make them apologize and mean it.  I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.  I teach them to write and then I make them write. Keyboarding isn't everything.  I make them read, read, read.  I make them show all  their work in math. They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.  I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know in English while  preserving their unique cultural identity.  I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.

I make my students stand, placing their hand over their heart to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, One Nation Under God, because we live in the United States of  America.

Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow  their hearts, they can succeed in life."(Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.)  "Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant... You want to know what I make? I MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

What do you make Mr. CEO?  His jaw dropped, he went silent.

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We was depressed last night, so we called a Suicide Hot Line.

Got a dang call center in Pakistan.

We told them we was suicidal. They got all excited and asked if we could drive a truck

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One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, 'My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.'

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: 'Which wolf wins?'

The old Cherokee simply replied, 'The one you feed.'

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The story goes that this lady called 911 to tell about this poor dog that was hanging onto the tailgate of this truck while the truck traveled down the busy road. The lady was all excited and just could not imagine how anyone could mistreat their dog in this manner.

The police responded and soon found the truck and the dog was  still hanging on. The man was a taxidermist and the dog was stuffed and mounted onto the rear of the truck.

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