An elderly gentleman worked as a carpenter with diligence and great precision. He explained why he spent so much time on each project. “I learned long ago that speed should always be secondary to quality workmanship. Years from now when I’m gone and people inspect what I’m building today, no one will ask, ‘How long did this project take him?’ Instead they’ll ask ‘Who made this?’”
A Stunning Senior Moment
A self-important college freshman walking along the beach took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen resting on the steps why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.
“You grew up in a different world, actually an almost private one” the student said, loud enough for others to hear. “The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon. Our space probes have visited Mars. We have nuclear energy, ships and electric and hydrogen cars, cell phones, computers with light-speed processing… and many more.’
After a brief silence, the senior responded as follows. ”You’re right son. We didn’t have those things when we were young… so we invented them. Now, you arrogant little guy, what are you doing for the next generation?”