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{November 13, 2011}   Eating your words…literally

A vacuum salesman appeared at the door of an old lady’s cottage and without allowing the woman to speak, rushed into the living room and threw a large bag of dirt all over her clean carpet. He said, “If this new vacuum doesn’t pick up every bit of dirt, then I’ll eat all the dirt.”
The woman, who by this time was losing her patience,said, “Sir, if I had enough money to buy that thing, I would have paid my electricity bill before they cut it off. Now, what would you prefer, a spoon or a knife and fork?”
Giving Thanks Day 13: Today, I am thankful for electricity. It’s something we all tend to take for granted even though we are surrounded by it. Without it, we would be reading at night with flashlights and book lights. Our cell phones would be charged through car batteries or changing the phone battery. Food would have to be cooked with fire or battery powered appliances and would take longer to cook. Air conditioning and heating would be a very different thing altogether and Television, computers and Video games would not be as convenient. Technology nowadays offers backups for not having electricity which can make life still very enjoyable, but there WAS a time years ago when this wasn’t so. Without electricity, candlelight was the light and fire was the heat. Let us be thankful for the advantages electricity has afforded us that our parents and grandparents didn’t always get to have.

et cetera
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