Today's mailing is at the end. About yesterday's "Quick Conclusions" mailing, it seems that it was originally from a book by Douglas Adams - "So Long and Thanks for all the Fish." I didn't know about it at the time, but some of you were kind enough to point it out. Something similar happened to another humour list, by using an article by Scott Adams. (Adams again! Coincidence?) So I think I'll have to make a request to those who forward various humour articles. Make SURE that you are not violating any copyright laws! I myself don't get anything from running this list, just the personal satisfaction of knowing that I'm making someone have a hearty laugh. So help me keep this going, without having to worry about copyrights. The following is what I'll be sending to new subscribers. It's been reproduced for your reading pleasure. :) ____________________________________________________________________________ You are subscribed to _ _ o' \,=./ `o (o o) +-------------ooO--(_)--Ooo---------------+ ----====| R O S H A N ' S H U M O U R L I S T |====---- +-----------------------------------------+ This is a mailing list dedicated solely to good, clean humour. No matter whether you are 1, 10 or a 100 years old, the humour from this list is guaranteed to make you laugh. There is usually one message every weekday, mailed between 05:00 and 08:00 local time (+6:30 GMT). If you want to share any humourous articles or incidents which you know about, don't hesitate to send mail to email@example.com with your story. If you want to be credited for it, type something like "Credit: Napoleon Bonaparte", (where you type your name in place of 'Napoleon Bonaparte'! :) And PLEASE, don't send copyright material! I also maintain a "Technical Humour" list, which is biased towards humour mostly associated with computers. If you want to subscribe for that, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "SUBSCRIBE TECH" in the subject (without the quotes). So sit back, and enjoy the humour which will be coming your way soon! And remember: "Laughter is the best medicine" ____________________________________________________________________________ The new manager of a notoriously difficult department spent his first week being briefed by his predecessor. On the final day of the hand over, the outgoing manager said "In your desk you will find three envelopes. Whenever you have a problem, open one." After a couple of months, things started to go wrong - a threatened strike and criticism from the board of directors worried the new manager, so he opened the first envelope. "None of this is your fault" he read. "You're doing your job well. Carry on." Three months later his problems had multiplied, and production had dropped drastically. The second envelope was opened, and the message said "By now you should have come to grips with the problems." He weathered the storm, but by the end of nine months things were even worse. In desperation he opened the third envelope. It simply stated "Prepare three envelopes."
This message was sent on 9 Aug 1996