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When you get those pre-approved letters in the mail for everything from 
credit cards to 2nd mortgages and junk like that, most of them come with 
postage paid return envelopes, right?  Well, why not get rid of some of 
your other junk mail and put it in these cool little envelopes!


I suppose some degree of commerce would grind to a halt if telephone 
solicitors weren't able to call people at home during dinner hour.
But that doesn't make it any more pleasant.

Now Steve Rubenstein, a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, has 
proposed  "Three Little Words" based on his brief experience in a 
telemarketing operation that would stop the nuisance for all time.  The 
three little words are "Hold On, Please."
Saying this while putting down your phone and walking off instead of 
hanging up immediately would make each telemarketing call so time-
consuming that boiler rooms would grind to a halt.  When you eventually 
hear the phone company's beep-beep-beep tone, you know it's time to go 
back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.  
This might be one of those articles you'll want to e-mail to your 
friends.  Three little words that eliminate telephone soliciting.


Volunteer Fire Department

A fire started on some grassland near a farm in Indiana. The fire
department from the nearby town was called to put the fire out. The 
fire proved to be more than the small town fire department could handle, 
so someone suggested that a rural volunteer fire department be called.
Though there was doubt that they would be of any assistance, the call
was made.

The volunteer fire department arrived in a dilapidated old fire truck.
They drove straight towards the fire and stopped in the middle of the
flames. The volunteer firemen jumped off the truck and frantically
started spraying water in all directions. Soon they had snuffed out the
center of the fire, breaking the blaze into two easily controllable

The farmer was so impressed with the volunteer fire department's work
and so grateful that his farm had been spared, that he presented the
volunteer fire department with a check for $1000.

A local news reporter asked the volunteer fire captain what the
department planned to do with the funds.

"That should be obvious," he responded, "the first thing we're gonna do
is get the brakes fixed on that stupid fire truck."


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