Hello to all,
I am sending a grossly paraphrased joke, but one that has been my favorite
for a long time:
A man had recently decided to become a monk and was placed in a monastery
to study and learn. Upon arriving there he was told that his first assignment
was to go into the basement to continue the work of transcribing original
scrolls that had been passed on for years by the monks. The monk asked
his teacher, "How do you know if the transcribed works are accurate?
What if we've perpetuated errors in translation for thousands of years"?
The teacher told the man to go and begin his work and he would learn how
things were done. The new monk went into the basement and began transcribing
the scrolls. Soon lunch and dinner had passed and the new monk had not
come out of the basement. The teacher finally became worried about the
man around midnight and went searching for him. He found him in the basement
sitting at a table with tears streaming down his face. The teacher asked
the new monk what was troubling him and the man looks up at the teacher
and says, "the word should have been "CELEBRATE".
I had told this joke at my work and one-day I came in and the signs reminding
us to "calibrate" certain instruments had been changed to "celebrate"
and it cracked me up. This word had many close spellings.
Warm and humorous thoughts to you,