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zman977
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(My comments. Here's some glurge that arrived in my inbox yesterday. I noticed that the story line was stolen from The song "The Chain of Love" by Clay Walker. Only thing changed was the name of the man and a few details were added to the peom from the origianl song. What ever happend to the days of origianl glurge. Has it come to the point where people now have to steal meterial for glurge?)


What comes around, goes around!
>
>He almost didn't see the old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but
>even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled
>up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still
>sputtering when he approached her.
>
>Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped to
>help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn't look
>safe; he looked poor and hungry.
>
>He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He
>knew how she felt. It was that chill which only fear can put in you.
>
>He said, "I'm here to help you, ma'am. Why don't you wait in the car
>where it's warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson."
>
>Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad
>enough. Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack,
>skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the
>tire. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt.
>
>As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and
>began to talk to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was
>only just passing through. She couldn't thank him enough for coming to
>her aid.
>
>Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she
>owed him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She already
>imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he not
>stopped. Bryan never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job
>to him. This was helping someone in need, and God knows there were
>plenty who had given him a hand in the past. He had lived his whole life
>that way, and it never occurred to him to act any other way.
>
>He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she
>saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the assistance
>they needed, and Bryan added, "And think of me."
>
>He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been a cold
>and depressing day, but he felt good as he headed for home,
>disappearing into the twilight.
>
>A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went in to grab
>a bite to eat, and take the Chill off before she made the last leg of
>her trip home It was a dingy looking restaurant. Outside were two old
>gas pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. The waitress came over
>and brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet smile,
>one that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn't erase. The
>lady noticed the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she
>never let the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady
>wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger.
>Then she remembered Bryan.
>
>After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill.
>The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but
>the old lady had slipped right out the door. She was gone by the time
>the waitress came back The waitress wondered where the lady could be.
>Then she noticed something written on the napkin. There were tears in
>her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: "You don't owe me anything.
>I have been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I'm helping
>you. If you really want to pay me back, here is what you do: Do not let
>this chain of love end with you."
>
>Under the napkin were four more $100 bills.
>
>Well, there were tables to clear , sugar bowls to fill, and people to
>serve, but the waitress made it through another day. That night when she
>got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the
>money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how
>much she and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was
>going to be hard..
>
>She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to
>her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, "Everything's
>gonna be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson."
>
>There is an old saying "What goes around, comes around." Today, I sent
>you this story, and I'm asking you to pass it on .. Let this light
>shine.
>
>Don't delete it. Please pass this on to a friend.
>
>Good friends are like stars....You don't always see them, but you know
>they are always there.
>
>People who come into your life
>
>I am sending this to you to see how many actually read their email.
>
>Your response will be interesting. Pay attention to what you read. After
>you have finished reading it, you will know the reason it was sent to
>you.
>
>Here goes:
>People come into your life for a reason, a season or a Lifetime. When
>you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.
>
>When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need
>you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty,to
>provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically,Emotionally
>or spiritually. They may seem like a Godsend and they are.
>
>They are there for the reason you need them to be.
>
>Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
>this person will say or bring the relationship to an end.
>
>Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
>Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must
>realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work
>is done.
>
>The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to
>move on.
>
>Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your Turn has come
>to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make
>you Laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They
>usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
>
>LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build
>upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to
>accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use
>in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love
>is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
>
>Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a
>season or a lifetime.
>
>Send this to every friend that you have, that is on-line, including
>The person who sent it to you.
>
> 0 Replies - you may need to work on your "people skills"
>
> 2 Replies - you are nice but probably need to be more outgoing
>
> 6 Replies - you are downright popular
>
> 8 Replies or More - you are totally awesome (and that's probably why
>you're on MY list)
>

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Brad from Georgia
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Can we join in?

Yesterday I thought my troubles were far away,
Somewhere over the rainbow or across the ridge,
But then I saw Billy Jo McAllister on the Tallahatchee Bridge;
He didn't recognize the face at first, but then he grinned and told me "hey!"
A yellow submarine came up below
And it took Billy Jo away.
And so I came right home to tell the news
To the Harper Valley PTA;
The moral is that when you've got nothing to lose,
You should go to New Orleans with Bobby McGee.
See?

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zman977
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quote:
Originally posted by Brad from Georgia:
Can we join in?

Yesterday I thought my troubles were far away,
Somewhere over the rainbow or across the ridge,
But then I saw Billy Jo McAllister on the Tallahatchee Bridge;
He didn't recognize the face at first, but then he grinned and told me "hey!"
A yellow submarine came up below
And it took Billy Jo away.
And so I came right home to tell the news
To the Harper Valley PTA;
The moral is that when you've got nothing to lose,
You should go to New Orleans with Bobby McGee.
See?

Thanks to you I now have coffie comming out my nose. YOMANKB [Smile]

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Ever notice how we always fall in love? We never climb gently in to love, or step lightly in to love. If love is such a good thing than why is it described as a fall.

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The Goof
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That was great Brad! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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NZUL
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quote:

>I am sending this to you to see how many actually read their email.

I didn't reply.

You sent me another.

I still didn't reply to this trash.

You keep sending them.

You don't seem to be presuming I'M NOT READING MY EMAIL!!!

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TrishDaDish
Let There Be PCs on Earth


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quote:
She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, "Everything's gonna be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson."
Her husband turned to face her, and with an angry look, growled, "Who the hell is this 'Bryan Anderson'??!!"

Damn, I know we've discussed this before, but I can't find it anywhere. Not even googling it... [Frown]

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NorthernLite
We Three Blings


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It was bad enough as a song. Did we really need it glurgified?

quote:
Good friends are like stars
Huge burning balls of gas. Yep, sounds like my friends. That's why I refuse to serve chili at my parties

quote:
0 Replies - you may need to work on your "people skills"
No NFBSK, Sherlock. Just ask my friends, the "stars".

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HollowMan
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I SWEAR I heard this as glurge before the song came out, but seeing as how I have no evidence, I shall remain quiet.

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Dragon's Jewel
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That has got to be one of the longest glurges I've ever read. It just keeps going and going and going...

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In the forest of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Hath framed thy fearful symmetry?

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Mouse
Markdown, the Herald Angels Sing


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Got to love a woman who refers to her lover by his full name while their in the sack together.

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Ink Rose
Deck the Malls


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Well the thing with glurge is much glurgy inspires songs, especially country songs, as well as the other way 'round. It makes it really hard to tell sometimes HollowMan.

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Penny
Deck the Malls


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Hang on, I'm confused. It turns out Bryan likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain as well?

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Kid Kilowatt
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This is really good glurge.
Random capitalization: check!
Someone getting tears in their eyes: check! (though point subtracted for tears not "welling" in their eyes)
Endless mini-glurges appended to bottom of glurge: check!
I know some glurge purists require puppies and such, but I say, with Tears welling in my eyes, Well done!

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Ink Rose
Deck the Malls


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Dragon' Jewel, I think you are right. Now, I am a fast reader but by the time I got halfway I started to think that it had more stamina that that dratted Energizer bunny.

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