Three competing store owners rented adjoining shops in a mall. Observers
waited for mayhem to ensue.
The retailer on the right put up huge signs saying, "Gigantic Sale!" and
The store on the left raised bigger signs proclaiming, "Prices Slashed!"
and "Fantastic Discounts!"
The owner in the middle then prepared a large sign that simply stated,
2.Very Pleased to Meet You
During World War II, a lot of young women in Britain were in the army. Joan
Phillips was one of them. She worked in a big camp, and of course met a lot of
men, officers and soldiers.
One evening she met Captain Humphreys at a dance. He said to her, "I‘m
going abroad tomorrow, but I‘d be very happy if we could write to each other."
Joan agreed, and they wrote for several months.
Then his letters stopped, but she received one from another officer,
telling her that he had been wounded and was in a certain army hospital in
Joan went there and said to the matron, "I‘ve come to visit Captain
"Only relatives are allowed to visit patients here," the matron said.
"Oh, that‘s all right," answered Joan. "I‘m his sister."
"I‘m very pleased to meet you," the matron said, "I‘m his mother!"