Sunday, August 7, 2011

Life Lesson... Take Advantage of Opportunities When You Can

I heard this story and I just had to share it... Enjoy!

     A young Marine and his commanding officer board a train headed through the mountains of Switzerland.  They can find no place to sit except for two seats right across the aisle from a young woman and her grandmother.

     After a while, it is obvious that the young woman and the young soldier are interested in each because they are giving each other "looks."  Soon the train passes into a tunnel and it is pitch black. There is a sound of the smack of a kiss followed by the sound of the smack of a slap. When the train emerges from the tunnel, the four sit there without saying a word.

     The grandmother is thinking to herself: "It was very brash for that young soldier to kiss my granddaughter, but I'm glad she slapped him."

     The commanding officer is setting there thinking:  "I didn't think the young Marine was brave enough to kiss the girl, but she missed when she tried slap him... She has a strong slap!"

    The young woman was sitting and thinking:  "I'm glad the soldier kissed me, but I wish my grandmother had not slapped him!"

     The young Marine sat there with a satisfied smile on his face.  He thought to himself:  "Life is good.  When does a fellow have the chance to kiss a beautiful girl and slap his commanding officer all at the same time!"

Opportunities... Take advantage of them.  Don't worry about what others will think, they'll probably be wrong anyway!!

Until Next Time,


  1. Okay, this is weird. I have heard this story before a long time ago, but my husband just barely read it to me from something over the weekend. Maybe you two are reading the same things!

  2. Ha ha I did enjoy that Paul. Thanks for sharing.


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