Once there was a little boy that lived in the country. They had to use an outhouse, and the little boy hated it because it washout in the summer and cold in the winter and stank all the time.The outhouse was sitting on the bank of a creek and the boy determined that one day he would push that outhouse into the creek. One day after a spring rain, the creek was swollen so the little boy decided today was the day to push the outhouse into the creek. So he got a large stick and started pushing.  

[restrict] Finally,the outhouse toppled into the creek and floated away. That nigh this dad told him they were going to the woodshed after supper.Knowing that meant a spanking, the little boy asked why.

The dad replied, “Someone pushed the outhouse into the creek today.It was you, wasn’t it son?”

The boy answered yes. Then he thought a moment and said, “Dad, I read in school today that GeorgeWashington chopped down a cherry tree and didn’t get into troublebecause he told the truth.”

The dad replied, “Well, son, George Washington’s father wasn’t in the cherry tree.”

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Porch or Lexus?

A blonde wanting to earn extra money decided to do odd jobs for her wealthy neighbors. At the first house, the owner said,”Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?

“$50” she replies

The man agrees and gives her the paint and brushes and goes back in the house. The man’s wife overheard their conversation and asked him if she had realized that the porch goes all around the house. “She should. She was standing on it”

A short time later the blonde came to the door to collect her money. “You’ve finished already?” the man asked.

“Yeah, and i had paint left over so i gave two coats.”

Impressed the man reaches for the money. “And by the way,” the blonde added, “it’s not a porch. Its a Lexus.”

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Start with a cage containing ..

Start with a cage containing five apes. In the cage, hang a banana on a string and put stairs under it. Before long, an ape will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the apes with cold water. After a while, another ape makes an attempt with the same result – all the apes are sprayed with cold water. This continues through several more attempts. Pretty soon, when another ape tries to climb the stairs, the other apes all try to prevent it.

Now, turn off the cold water. Remove one ape from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new ape sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his horror, all of the other apes attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five apes and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm.

Again, replace a third original ape with a new one. The new one makes it to the stairs and is attacked as well. Two of the four apes that beat him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs, or why they are participating in the beating of the newest ape.

After replacing the fourth and fifth original apes, all the apes, which have been sprayed with cold water, have been replaced. Nevertheless, no ape ever again approaches the stairs. Why not? Because that’s the way they’ve always done it and that’s the way it’s always been around here.

And that’s how company policy begins…. [/restrict]