patfranklin (cri@container-recycling.org)
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 19:26:12 -0400 (EDT)

Sorry for breaking one of my RULES OF THE WEB -- never send unrelated stuff
to listserves. Just couldn't resist passing on this story I just received,
as I depart my office late on a Friday.... You'll probably get it early on
Hope you had a GREAT weekend!!!!!!!!!!

One day, a father and his rich family took their son for a
trip in the country with the firm purpose of showing him how
poor people live. They spent a day and night at the farm of
a very poor family.

When they got back from their trip, the father asked the
son, "How was the trip?" "Very good, dad!" "Did you see how
poor people can live?" the father asked. "Yeah!" "And what
did you learn?"

The son answered, "I saw that we have a dog at home, and
they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of
the garden, they have a creek that has no end. We have
imported lamps in the garden, they have the stars. Our patio
reaches to the front yard, they have a whole horizon."

As the little boy was finishing, the father was speechless.
His son added, "Thanks, dad, for showing me how poor we are!"
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