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the business man
Jan 12, 2021 13:37:47   #
badbobby Loc: Humble Texas
 
a business man was in a great deal of trouble.



His business was failing, he had put everything he had into the business, he owed everybody-- it was so bad he was even contemplating suicide.

As a last resort, he went to a priest and poured out his story of tears and woe.

When he had finished, the priest said, "Here's what I want you to do: Put a beach chair and your Bible in your car and drive down to the beach. Take the beach chair and the Bible to the water's edge, sit down in the beach chair, and put the Bible in your lap. Open the Bible; the wind will rifle the pages, but finally, the open Bible will come to rest on a page. Look down at the page and read the first thing you see. That will be your answer, that will tell you what to do."

A year later the businessman went back to the priest and brought his wife and children with him. The man was in a new custom-tailored suit, his wife in a mink coat, the children shining. The businessman pulled an envelope stuffed with money out of his pocket, gave it to the priest as a donation in thanks for his advice.



The priest recognized the benefactor and was curious. "You did as I suggested?" he asked.

"Absolutely," replied the businessman.

"You went to the beach?"

"Absolutely."

"You sat in a beach chair with the Bible in your lap?"

"Absolutely."

"You let the pages rifle until they stopped?"

"Absolutely."

"And what were the first words you saw?"

"Chapter 11."

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Jan 12, 2021 13:45:05   #
bahmer Loc: Northern Illinois Rockford
 
badbobby wrote:
a business man was in a great deal of trouble.



His business was failing, he had put everything he had into the business, he owed everybody-- it was so bad he was even contemplating suicide.

As a last resort, he went to a priest and poured out his story of tears and woe.

When he had finished, the priest said, "Here's what I want you to do: Put a beach chair and your Bible in your car and drive down to the beach. Take the beach chair and the Bible to the water's edge, sit down in the beach chair, and put the Bible in your lap. Open the Bible; the wind will rifle the pages, but finally, the open Bible will come to rest on a page. Look down at the page and read the first thing you see. That will be your answer, that will tell you what to do."

A year later the businessman went back to the priest and brought his wife and children with him. The man was in a new custom-tailored suit, his wife in a mink coat, the children shining. The businessman pulled an envelope stuffed with money out of his pocket, gave it to the priest as a donation in thanks for his advice.



The priest recognized the benefactor and was curious. "You did as I suggested?" he asked.

"Absolutely," replied the businessman.

"You went to the beach?"

"Absolutely."

"You sat in a beach chair with the Bible in your lap?"

"Absolutely."

"You let the pages rifle until they stopped?"

"Absolutely."

"And what were the first words you saw?"

"Chapter 11."
a business man was in a great deal of trouble. br ... (show quote)


WOW that sure worked for him now didn't it?不不不不不

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Jan 12, 2021 15:07:11   #
BadFisherman Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
badbobby wrote:
a business man was in a great deal of trouble.



His business was failing, he had put everything he had into the business, he owed everybody-- it was so bad he was even contemplating suicide.

As a last resort, he went to a priest and poured out his story of tears and woe.

When he had finished, the priest said, "Here's what I want you to do: Put a beach chair and your Bible in your car and drive down to the beach. Take the beach chair and the Bible to the water's edge, sit down in the beach chair, and put the Bible in your lap. Open the Bible; the wind will rifle the pages, but finally, the open Bible will come to rest on a page. Look down at the page and read the first thing you see. That will be your answer, that will tell you what to do."

A year later the businessman went back to the priest and brought his wife and children with him. The man was in a new custom-tailored suit, his wife in a mink coat, the children shining. The businessman pulled an envelope stuffed with money out of his pocket, gave it to the priest as a donation in thanks for his advice.



The priest recognized the benefactor and was curious. "You did as I suggested?" he asked.

"Absolutely," replied the businessman.

"You went to the beach?"

"Absolutely."

"You sat in a beach chair with the Bible in your lap?"

"Absolutely."

"You let the pages rifle until they stopped?"

"Absolutely."

"And what were the first words you saw?"

"Chapter 11."
a business man was in a great deal of trouble. br ... (show quote)

Is this an autobiographical story, Ol' Feller

If the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing involved your IOU poker debts, I expect mine to be paid in full.

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Jan 12, 2021 15:31:12   #
badbobby Loc: Humble Texas
 
BadFisherman wrote:
Is this an autobiographical story, Ol' Feller

If the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing involved your IOU poker debts, I expect mine to be paid in full.


is there anyone else
that you dream you beat at poker?
or is it that I took you to the cleaners so often
your house(you're way behind on rent BF)your car and your boat
and then I foolishly started acceptin your IOUs
so you just can't get me off your mind(That's me bein kind)if you have one)

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Jan 12, 2021 15:32:15   #
FixorFish Loc: SW Oregon
 
Excellent BB !

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Jan 12, 2021 16:17:58   #
BadFisherman Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
badbobby wrote:
is there anyone else
that you dream you beat at poker?
or is it that I took you to the cleaners so often
your house(you're way behind on rent BF)your car and your boat
and then I foolishly started acceptin your IOUs
so you just can't get me off your mind(That's me bein kind)if you have one)

In your case, Ancient Mariner, it was no dream, but...reality.

Pay me, Popeye.

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Jan 12, 2021 18:54:00   #
badbobby Loc: Humble Texas
 
BadFisherman wrote:
In your case, Ancient Mariner, it was no dream, but...reality.

Pay me, Popeye.


guess if you live in that dream world
it is reality
just payin the rent on my house would help
so at least pay that

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Jan 12, 2021 19:21:52   #
BadFisherman Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
badbobby wrote:
guess if you live in that dream world
it is reality
just payin the rent on my house would help
so at least pay that

Again, hapless one, I will pay absolutely no attention to your woeful wailing.

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