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FUNERAL PROMISES

By Harvey Tobkes

All weep at the early demise of a person who had a bright future ahead. No doubt it is a sad and depressing experience when we are hit with the reality that we are not immortal. In fact, everybody thinks they have forever, that therefore they can wait for life. Most people are waiting for some magical day to come where all in life is going to be just great.

Good and evil

It’s not going to happen. There’s no point in waiting. The only thing that comes to people who wait is death. There’s nothing wrong with death, but if you haven’t lived, it is a very sad day.

So while the minister preaches a sermon for your departed friend or relative, you make some secret promises to yourself. Perhaps something like…I’m going to spend more time with my wife and children – or I am going to start that diet and get in shape – or I must quit smoking/gambling – or I have to end my affair, as it will only lead to trouble. I’m sure you get the idea.

Thinker

The only thing wrong with those uplifting commitments is that in 24 hours you will revert to the same old habits. That little devil of temptation is whispering in your ear, telling you to take instant pleasures and not to worry about tomorrow.

Why is that so true for so many of us?

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HE’S GOT THAT RIGHT!

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WHITEN YOUR TEETH ~ THIS WORKED FOR ME

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PERCEPTION vs. DECEPTION

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NOT A POLITE QUESTION

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By Harvey Tobkes

It happened many years ago, but I still remember this incident.

In the process of doing the paperwork for the sale of an Audi at the Porsche-Audi dealership, I noticed the buying couple, both husband and wife had a Nazi concentration camp number tattooed on their forearms.

I was so shocked I had to ask a question that was not polite… “I see by your tattoos that you were in a concentration camp, so how is it you are able to put that aside and buy a German car?”

The answer…”That is only a memory, these are different times.”

I swallowed hard and said to myself, if I were them, I would die before I bought a German car.

As I look back, I think maybe buying a German car made them feel more like they were becoming a part of normal society, rather than a unique but pitied survivor group.

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I WANT TO KNOW…WHY?

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Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn’t glue stick to the bottle?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?

Why did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end you first try?

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A DELUXE COLONSCOPY

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RODNEY PRESENTS THE OSCAR AWARD FOR MAKEUP

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DON’T IGNORE GOOD ADVICE

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SEX BOMB TRIO “SING” AND SIZZLE

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Harvey Tobkes lives in Florida where he enjoys writing about life.

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