Back in business!

Well, as most of you know by now, there was a problem and we lost quite a
lot of addresses.  I think we've recovered now, with a lot of addresses
restored.  Just in case, mention to any of your friends to re-subscribe to
the list in case they've been accidentally dropped.  Because I used a set of
addresses which were about a month old to restore some of the addresses, you
might start to receive messages from the humour list again, although you had
unsubscribed.  If this is the case, then you'll have to unsubscribe again!

I'd like to thank Nicholas Bernard for providing the list software, and for
his help in everything he has done.  I would also like to thank Steve
Willoughby, Rustin Kreider and Shawn Thayer for mentioning the list problems
on THEIR lists, and asking people to re-subscribe.  The last (but definitely
NOT least) 'Thank You' goes out to all of you subscribers, for mentioning
the list crash to all their friends. 

Enough blabbing! :)  On with the humour.... - Roshan

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There was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things
mechanical.  After serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily
retired.  Several years later his company contacted him regarding a
seemingly impossible problem they were having with one of their
multi-million dollar machines.  They had tried everything and everyone else
to get the machine fixed, but to no avail.  In desperation, they called on
the retired engineer who had solved so many of their problems in the past.

The engineer reluctantly took the challenge.  He spent a day studying the
huge machine.  At the end of the day he marked a small x in chalk on a
particular component of the machine and proudly stated, "This is where your
problem is".  The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly again.

The company received a bill for $50,000 from the engineer for his service.
They demanded an itemized accounting of his charges.  The engineer responded
briefly:

		One chalk mark .. ..... .....      $1
		Knowing where to put it ..... $49,999  

It was paid in full and the engineer retired in peace.

Thanks to Mark Schultz for this contribution.


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