Monday, November 16, 2009

...negative people

Hello. Keeping a positive frame of mind can sometimes be hard with the challenges of day to day life. There are also people out there who have a constant need to 'rain on a parade.' If it isn't possible to steer clear of these people, and we all know that it is illegal and a sin to kill them, here is a little story that may help you to handle this type of situation. Thanks AB!
A woman was at her hairdresser's getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome with her husband. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded: "Rome? Why would anyone want to go there? It's crowded and dirty. You're crazy to go to Rome. So, how are you getting there?"
"We're taking Continental," was the reply. "We got a great
"Continental?" exclaimed the hairdresser. " That's a terrible
airline. Their planes are old, their flight attendants are ugly, and they're always
late. So, where are you staying in Rome ?"
"We'll be at this exclusive little place over on Rome 's Tiber River called Teste." "Don't go any further. I know that place. Everybody thinks its gonna be something special and exclusive, but it's really a dump." "We're going to go to see the Vatican and maybe get to see the Pope." "That's rich," laughed the hairdresser. "You and a million other people trying to see him. He'll look the size of an ant. Boy, good luck on this lousy trip of yours. You're going to need it."
A month later, the woman again came in for a hairdo. The hairdresser asked
her about her trip to Rome."It was wonderful," explained the woman, "not only were
we on time in one of Continentals brand new planes, but it was overbooked, and they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a handsome 28-year-old steward who waited on me hand and foot. And the hotel was great! They'd just finished a $5 million remodeling job, and now it's a jewel,the finest hotel in the city. They, too, were overbooked, so they apologized and gave us their owner's suite at no extra charge!"
"Well,"muttered the hairdresser, "that's all well and good, but I know you didn't get to see the Pope.""Actually, we were quite lucky, because as we toured the Vatican, a Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder, and explained that the Pope likes to meet people and if I'd be so kind as to step into his private room and wait, the Pope would personally greet me. Sure enough, five minutes later, the Pope walked through the door and shook my hand! I knelt down and he spoke a few words to me." "Oh, really! What did he say ?"
He said: "Who f**ked up your hair?"

On a more positive note, on this day in 1965 the Soviet Union launched the Venera 3 space probe toward Venus, the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet. Maybe one day we can gather every negative curmudgeon and send them far, far away. Have a great day! Pictured are my 'Ornament Cocktail Napkins.' Remember not to invite any pain in the butts.
"Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!" Donna Karan