Grif.Net

02/12/15 Grif.Net – Meaning of Life

02/12/15 Grif.Net – Meaning of Life

[Kathy forwarded this cute explanation of the meaning of life for me. Seems
pretty accurate.]

On the first day, God created the dog and said, “Sit all day by the door of
your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will
give you a life span of twenty years.”

The dog said, “That’s a long time to be barking. How about only ten years
and I’ll give you back the
other ten?”

And God saw that it was good.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said, “Entertain people, do
tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I’ll give you a twenty-year life
span.”

The monkey said, “Monkey tricks for twenty years? That’s a pretty long time
to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?”

And God, again saw that it was good.

On the third day, God created the cow and said, “You must go into the field
with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give
milk to support the farmer’s family. For this, I will give you a life span
of sixty years.”

The cow said, “That’s kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty
years. How about twenty and I’ll give back the other forty?”

And God agreed that it was good.

On the fourth day, God created humans and said, “Eat, sleep, play, marry and
enjoy your life. For this, I’ll give you twenty years.”

But the human said, “Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my
twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back and the
ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?”

“Okay,” said God, “You asked for it.”

So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play, and enjoy
ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our
family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the
grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and
bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I’m doing it as
a public service. If you are looking for me, I will be on the front porch!

~~ANSWERS TO ODDS & ENDS QUIZ
1. Which month in USA has the highest birthrate? September

2. What was Michelangelo’s last name? Buonarroti

3. Which two states have a city of the same name that is the state’s
largest? Maine and Oregon (Portland)

4. In his high school yearbook, to what “most/least likely” category was
Robin Williams voted? Least likely to succeed

5. In what circumstances did Robert Louis Stevenson write “Travels with a
Donkey” in 1879-80? His honeymoon (he took the trip in 1879 alone, then
wrote the final draft of the book the next year with his bride)

6. At what age did Albert Einstein publish his theory of relativity? 26

7. Who was the first US President to be born in a hospital? Jimmy Carter

8. What was Dorothy’s (of Wizard of Oz fame) last name? Gale

9. What is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in any state
name? Q

10. On what two days of the year are the most phone calls and the most
collect phone calls made? Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Bonus: What does Chop Suey actually mean? Odds and Ends

~~
Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”