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 _,.-*~'^'~*-.,__,.-*~'^'~*-.,_ 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.
This message was sent on 11 Nov 1996