From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 56

Fall 2005 CSANews Issue 56  |  Posted date : May 23, 2007.Back to list

Hi Folks!

My, how time flies. Back in June, Beth and I went to Guelph to celebrate my 55th alumni reunion. A large number of my classmates are no longer with us, and some others have changed so much that they did not recognize us! A good time was had by all.
My friend and colleague Gord Mather sent me the following idle thoughts of a retired person. Before I get to those tidbits, I should tell you that we have been working together with some others fighting the government for allowing our pension plan to deteriorate to such a level that for the past two-and-a-half years, some 2,300 members of this plan have received only 50 per cent of their pension entitlement. With the lack of concern shown by government officials, I have concluded that they hope that all of us will die soon and then they can move on to something less challenging. They don't know us very well if they think that we will just fold our tent and leave them alone. It won't happen.

Now for the idle thoughts:

  • I had amnesia once – or twice.
  • I learn from chemists that protons have mass – I didn't even know they were Catholic!
  • All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
  • What is a "free gift"? Aren't all gifts free?
  • They told me I was gullible and I believed them.
  • Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone.
  • What if there were no hypothetical questions?
  • One nice thing about egotists; they don't talk about other people.
  • When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail.
  • A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries.
  • What was the greatest thing BEFORE sliced bread?
  • My weight is perfect for my height – which varies.
  • I used to be indecisive – now I'm not sure.
  • The cost of living hasn't affected its popularity.
  • How can there be self-help groups?
    Where do forest rangers go to get away from it all?
  • The speed of time is one second per second.
  • Is it possible to be totally partial?
  • Is Marx's tomb a communist plot?
  • It's not an optical illusion; it just looks like one.
  • Is it my imagination or do buffalo wings taste like chicken?
  • Is it true that many girls like to marry a military man because he can cook, sew, make beds and he's already used to taking orders?
  • Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
  • Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me –I want people to know why I look this way. I've travelled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

Have a great day – keep laughing.

God Bless!