Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rule Number 1

NMP too hard to consider? Try this simpler variation on a theme. In our home we call it Rule Number 1.

Rule Number 1 states: "you are not allowed to care more about someone else's problem than the participants."

If you're not paying the price, don't think about it twice.


End of the sermonizing


Suburban Princess said...

So perfect! I am surrounded by busybodies and am constantly telling them to worry more about what they are doing and less about what everyone else is doing!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Inimitable Phillips said...

Two prime ministers are sitting in a room discussing affairs of state. Suddenly a man bursts in, apoplectic with fury, shouting and stamping and banging his fist on the desk. The resident prime minister admonishes him: "Peter," he says, "kindly remember Rule Number 6," whereupon Peter is instantly restored to complete calm, apologizes, and withdraws.

The politicians return to their conversation, only to be interupted yet again twenty minutes later by an hysterical woman gesticulating wildly, her hair flying. Again the intruder is greeted with the words: "Marie, please remember Rule Number 6." Complete calm descends once more, and she too withdraws with a bow and an apology.

When the scene is repeated for a third time, the visiting prime minister addresses his colleague: "My dear friend, I've seen many things in my life, but never anything as remarkable as this. Would you be willing to share with me the secret of Rule Number 6?" "Very simple," replies the resident prime minister. "Rule Number 6 is 'Don't take yourself so damn seriously.'" "Ah," says his visitor, "that is a fine rule." After a moment of pondering, he inquires, "And what, may I ask, are the other rules?"

"There aren't any."

Toad said...

Inimitable, I love it. thank you

Jg. for FatScribe said...

great first post of the year, sir. printing this one out.

ADG said...

Took me years to learn this lesson.

Patsy said...

Mind if I steal this? I may have tee shirts made for certain folks of my acquaintance.

Toad said...

Patsy what is mine is yours