Monotony Breaker – 10/20/2015

Today’s Monotony Breaker begins w/ a repeat of the 5-Minute Management Course  —  a quick and effective look at some work-related principals that really do make sense. 

And if you are in the mood for “Oldies w/ the Old Guy” (that weekly radio show in which I get to share some of the greatest music in the world  —  and occasional bits of information that you may find “entertaining”).  Check it out at  (or if that, for some reason doesn’t connect try )   or you can always find us at the “ifullerton” app on your smartphone.  It all happens a little more than an hour from right now at 8:00 am (Pacific) and 11:00 am (Eastern) and should you be able to stop by  —  I guarantee you are going to hear some great songs today. . .


5-Minute Management Course’s

Lesson 1: 

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.

The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.

When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor.

Before she says a word, Bob says, ‘I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel..’

After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.

The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.

When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, ‘Who was that?’

‘It was Bob the next door neighbor,’ she replies. ‘Great,’ the husband says, ‘did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?’

Moral of the story:

If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.


Lesson 2: 

A priest offered a Nun a lift.

She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg.

The priest nearly had an accident.

After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg..

The nun said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’

The priest removed his hand But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again.

The nun once again said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’

The priest apologized ‘Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.’

Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way.

On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, ‘Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.’

Moral of the story:

If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.


Lesson 3:  

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.

They rub it and a Genie comes out.

The Genie says, ‘I’ll give each of you just one wish.’
  ‘Me first! Me first!’ says the admin clerk. ‘I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.’  Puff! She’s gone.

‘Me next! Me next!’ says the sales rep. ‘I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.’

Puff! He’s gone.

‘OK, you’re up,’ the Genie says to the manager.  The manager says, ‘I want those two back in the office after lunch.’ 

Moral of the story:

Always let your boss have the first say.


Lesson 4:  

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing.

A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, ‘Can I also sit like you and do nothing?’  The eagle answered: ‘Sure, why not.’

So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story:

To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.


Lesson 5:  

A turkey was chatting with a bull.

‘I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree’ sighed the turkey, ‘but I haven’t got the energy.’

‘Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?’ replied the bull. They’re packed with nutrients.’

The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.

The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.

Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.

He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story:

Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there..

Lesson 6: 

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field.

While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him.

As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was.

The dung was actually thawing him out!

He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.  A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate..

Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story:

(1) Not everyone who sh*ts on you is your enemy.

(2) Not everyone who gets you out of sh*t is your friend..

(3) And when you’re in deep sh*t, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!


Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages this country has ever known.

Some of his sayings:

 1.  Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.

 2.  Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

 3.  There are two theories to arguing with a woman, … Neither works.

 4.  Never miss a good chance to shut up.

 5.  Always drink upstream from the herd.

 6.  If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

 7.  The quickest way to double your money is to fold it  and put it back into your pocket.

 8. There are three kinds of men:
     The ones that learn by reading.
     The few who learn by observation.
     The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

 9.  Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

 10.  If you’re riding’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.

 11.  Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.

 12.  After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came
along and shot him.

      The moral:  When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.



       First ~Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

       Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

       Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers.

               Not me; I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved.

       Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

       Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

       Sixth ~ I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

       Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young.

       Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

       Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable and relaxed.

       Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, t was called witchcraft. Today it’s called

       And, finally ~ If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.


And finally  —  you, like me, may think that CA drivers leave a lot to be desired (especially on the most crowded highways in the entire country).  However  —
a quick look at the link below proves beyond a doubt that CA drivers are still far superior to those in Russia.  A bit scary to say the least. . .


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