1. Young couple
2. The 99 Club
1.Young couple got married and went on their honeymoon.
When they got back,
the bride immediately called her mother.
"Well," said her mother, "so how was the honeymoon?"
Oh, mama," she replied, "the honeymoon was wonderful!
Suddenly she burst out crying.
"But, mama, as soon as we returned,
Sam started using the most horrible language -- things I'd never
heard before! I mean, all these awful 4-letter words! You've
got to take me home.
"Sarah, Sarah," her mother said, "calm down!
You need to stay with your husband and work this out. Now, tell
me, what c ould be so awful?
"Please don't make me tell you, mama," wept the daughter,
"I'm so embarrassed, they're just too awful! COME &
GET ME PICKED UP,
"Darling, baby, you must tell me what has you so upset.
Tell your mother these horrible 4-letter words!"
Still sobbing, the bride said, "Oh, Mama, he used words
like: dust, wash, iron, cook..."
"I'll pick you up in twenty minutes," said the mother.
2. The 99 Club
Are you part of the 99 club? Wondering what we're talking about?
Well, here's the story that goes along with the question.
Long ago, there lived a King. This King should have been content
with his life, given all the riches and luxuries he had.
However, this was not the case! The King always found himself
why he just never seemed content with his life.
Sure, he had the attention of everyone wherever he went, attended
fancy dinners and parties, but somehow, he still felt something
was lacking and he couldn't put his finger on it.
One day, the King had woken up earlier than usual and !decided
to stroll around his palace. He entered his huge living room
and came to a stop when he heard someone happily singing away...following
this singing...he saw that one of the servants was singing and
had a very content look on
This fascinated the King and he summoned this man to his chambers.
The man, his servant, entered the King's chambers as ordered.
asked why he was so happy? To this the man replied: "Your
Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but I make enough of a
living to keep my wife and children happy. We don't need too
much, a roof over our head and warm food to fill our tummy.
My wife and children my inspiration, they are content with whatever
little I bring home. I am happy because my family is happy."
Hearing this, the King dismissed the servant and summoned his
Personal Assistant to his chambers.
The King related his personal anguish about his feelings and
then related the story of the servant to his Personal Assistant,
hoping that somehow, he will be able to come up with some reasoning
that here was a King who could have anything he wished for at
a snap of his fingers and yet was not contended, whereas, his
servant, having so little was extremely contended.
The Personal Assistant listened attentively and come to a conclusion.
He said "Your Majesty, I believe that the servant has not
been made part of The 99 Club." "The 99 Club? And
what exactly is that?" the King inquired. To which the
Assistant replied, "You!r Majesty, to truly know what The
99 Club is, you will have to do the following... place 99 Gold
Coins in a bag and leave it at this servant's doorstep, you
will then understand what The 99 Club is." That very same
evening, the King arranged for 99 Gold coins to be placed in
bag at the servant's doorstep. Although he was slightly hesitant
and he thought he should have put 100 Gold Coins in the bag,
but since his assistant had advised him to put 99 that is what
The servant was just stepping out of his house when he saw a
bag at his doorstep. Wondering about its contents, he took it
into his house and opened the bag. When he opened the bag he
let out a great big shout of joy...Gold Coins...so many of them.
He !could hardly believe it. He called his wife to show her
the coins and they were besides themselves. He then took the
bag to a table and emptied it out and began to count the coins.
Doing so, he realized that there were 99 coins and he thought
it was an odd number so he counted again, and again and again
only to come to the same conclusion...99 Gold Coins.
He began to wonder, what could have happened to that last 1
coin? For no one would leave 99 coins. He began to search his
entire house, looked
around his backyard for hours, not wanting to lose out on that
one coin. Finally, exhausted, he decided that he was going to
have to work harder than ever to make up for that 1 Gold coin
to make his entire collection an even 100 Gold Coins. He go!t
up the next morning, in an extremely horrible mood, shouting
at the children and his wife for his delay, not realizing that
he had spent most of the night up conjuring ways of working
hard so that he had enough money to buy himself that gold coin.
He went to work as usual only not in his usual best mood, singing
happily and whistling all day. He didn't even seem to notice
that the King was watching him as he grumpily did his daily
Seeing the man's attitude change so drastically, the King was
puzzled. He promptly summoned his assistant to his chambers.
The King related his thoughts about the servant and once again,
his assistant listened. The King could not believe that the
servant who until yesterday had been
>>singing away and !was happy and content with his life
had taken a sudden change of attitude, even though he should
have been happier after receiving the gold coins.
To this the assistant replied "Ah but your Majesty, the
servant has now officially joined The 99 Club." He explained:
"The 99 Club is just a name given to those people who have
everything but yet are never content, therefore they are always
working hard and striving for that extra 1 to round it out to
100! We have so much to be thankful for and we can live with
very little in our lives, but the minute we are given something
bigger and better, we want even more! We are not the same happy
contented person we used to be, we want more and more and by
wanting more and more we don't realize the price we pay for
it. We lose our sleep, our happiness; we hurt the people around
us just as a price to pay for our growing needs and desires.
That is what joining The 99 Club is all about." Hearing
this the King decided that from that day onwards, he was going
to start appreciating all the little things in life. Striving
for more is always good, but lets not strive so hard and for
so much that we lose all those near and dear to our heart, we
shouldn't compromise our happiness for moments of luxuries!