For those very busy working fathers.

                             Daddy, How Much Do You Make An Hour?

With a timid voice and idolizing eyes, the little boy greeted his father as he returned from work, “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”

Greatly surprised, but giving his boy a glaring look, the father said: “Look, son, not even your mother knows that. Don’t bother me now, I’m tired.”

“But Daddy, just tell me please!? How much do you make an hour,” the boy insisted.

The father finally giving up replied: ” Twenty dollars per hour.” 
“Okay, Daddy? Could you loan me ten dollars?” the boy asked.

Showing restlessness and positively disturbed, the father yelled: 
“So that was the reason you asked how much I earn, right?? Go to sleep and don’t bother me anymore!”

It was already dark and the father was meditating on what he had said and was feeling guilty. Maybe he thought, his son wanted to buy something.

Finally, trying to ease his mind, the father went to his son’s room. 
“Are you asleep son?” asled the father. 
“No, Daddy. Why?” replied the boy partially asleep. 
“Here’s the money you asked for earlier,” the father said.

“Thanks, Daddy!” rejoiced the son, while putting his hand under his pillow and removing some money.

“Now I have enough! Now I have twenty dollars!” the boy said to his father, who was gazing at his son, confused at what his son just said. “Daddy could you sell me one hour of your time?”

 

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Putting Social to Work for Your Business, and how Companies are Scaling Up

Marietje Schaake @ State of Social Media Summit

Marietje Schaake @ State of Social Media Summit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

It’s important to know where your business stands before you head down the path towards broad social adoption across your employee base. But regardless of your industry, your company will eventually fall behind if it doesn’t formulate a plan for connecting customers with employees throughout the organization. Enterprises that keep social media on the periphery or silo social media activities within particular lines of business will miss out the compounding advantages that come with scale.

 

Most companies, however, have a long way to go in activating their employees as social advocates. The vast majority (81%) of executives surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit agree that social engagement has tangible benefits. The good news for any executive who is just beginning to expand his or her company’s social footprint is that two strategic models of social media adoption have emerged from the trials and tribulations of early adopters.

 

Early corporate ventures in social media typically began as organic experiments by separate teams in marketing, public relations or customer service.

 

Today’s leading social businesses have moved beyond this experimentation phase toward holistic social media strategies that bring the activities of disparate social teams together, sometimes under the aegis of  enterprise-level command centre.  These integrations ensure that social media programs have direction and purpose, but they don’t abrogate the need for broad social participation across the workforce. In fact, one of the key benefits of an enterprise-wide social strategy is that in enables greater advocacy by employees outside of dedicated social media teams.

 

The Empowerment and Containment models are two different approaches toward the same goal of bringing more employees into social media on behalf of the company. Each model makes a set of trade-offs between freedom and safety, initiative and supervision. Since they are enterprise-wide frameworks, both of them have a place for centralized social media resources. In addition, both models depend on having educated employees who understand social media.

 

Author: Matt Foulger

 

English: Infographic on how Social Media are b...

English: Infographic on how Social Media are being used, and how everything is changed by them. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

How to lose mortgage and arrears which you cant afford to pay

Is it possible to have a quick house sale when the house still has a mortgage? That’s something almost all London property seller are wondering. This query have been brought about by the sluggish house sales which are been encountered in London these days. A lot of property sellers in London are stuck in a situation where they’re struggling to sell as well as incapable to meet their monthly mortgage payment. The latest global financial trouble have led to a escalating unemployment rate has trigger seller to be strapped of cash. This has made them powerless to make their mortgage payments. The house buyer haven’t been left behind they too are experience the same thing happen to the buyer and they are unable to buy house. House sellers are wondering is there an option for them to assist them get quick house sales?

 

Purchasers find it difficult to come up with the massive deposits that banks are requesting from them and they cannot get any mortgage since most of the mortgage leaders are not leading. For lack of a better way out most of the property sellers are deciding to lease their homes but that’s not an option. The biggest dilemma of renting a house is that it won’t cover all the expenses related to the property. These costs are maintenance and repairs, insurance, service charges, ground lease, mortgage payments void between tenants and the list continues. The property seller will often encounter a deficiency of revenue created via the renter and he or she is required to cover the house bills. It indicates that he property seller will go back into his wallet and cover the shortfall since he / she need to keep the house working. Many of the house owners can’t afford to get any additional bills.

 

A property company have gratefully came to the assistance of the London property dealer. They have created  a method that is every house seller desire came true. This program permits the property seller to easily move the problem of payments and all the other expense of operating the property to the sellers  agent who’s focused on saving the struggling sellers. The real estate company is utilizing a well-practiced sale system that has existed in London since the Second World War.This technique permits the house seller to transfer the responsibility of the house expense (all the fees) to the real estate company who babysits the financial obligations. The property

 

London

London (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

 

company gets to sell the property at a later stage and the house seller is permitted to walk away free of debt and having gained a quick house sale.

 

This Undervalued Veggie Zaps Cancer, Cholesterol Plus Much More…

Celery is an rather undervalued vegetable however it is actually one of the most hydrating foods we can put into our bodies. In ancient times it was considered a medicinal herb used to treat a variety of health concerns. The same remains true today. 

This superfood contains an excellent source of B1, B2, B6 and C vitamins as well as potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and essential amino acids. 

Some of the great health benefits of celery juice in particular include: 

Cancer fighter: celery is known to contain at least eight families of anti-cancer compounds. A study at the University of New Jersey found that celery contains a number of compounds that help to prevent cancer cells from spreading. Acetylenics is a compound found in celery that has been shown to stop the growth of tumor cells. 

Can Lower Cholesterol: A chemical, butyl phthalide, in celery may help to reduce LDL cholesterol. According to researchers at the University of Chicago, celery reduced cholesterol levels by as much as 7 points with as little as 2 stalks a day. 

Anti-Inflammatory Agent:
 Polyacetylene in celery is an amazing relief for all inflammation including rheumtoid arthritis, oesteoarthritis and gout. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science found that another powerful phytonutrient called luteolin prevents an action that allows inflammation in the brain to get switched on. 

Lowers Blood Pressure: Chinese medicine recognises that celery has potential for lowering blood pressure. Studies have shown that drinking one glass of juice every day for 1 week can significantly help to lower blood pressure.

Sleep Better and Longer: The minerals and oils in celery have a calming effect on the nervous system making it benefical for insomniacs. Its high magnesium content helps people to relax into a soothing and restful sleep. 

Try this super veggie juice that is a refreshing twist to your regular diet.

  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup cucumbers
  • 1 cup apples halved
  • 1 cup watermelon

Blend all these ingredients together and add a little water if you need to. The drink and enjoy!

The Bad Deal

The whole deal went sour, and had you put any thought into it, you would have known it almost from the beginning.

Everyone knew it would happen at any day. Some expected it sooner, so you shouldn’t have been so surprised and disgusted when it did go bad.

Of course you got away with it that first day, and you thought all was well if you even bothered to put any thought into it at all. It wasn’t until the third day when it started to go sour, but even then you didn’t do anything about it. You even told the others not to worry and that it would be all right. Were you in denial, or did you really think that everything would still turn out okay?

“Just one more day,” you said, each morning of the week, and now look what happened. You of all people should have known better, and now you have no one to blame but yourself.

I know you’re standing there thinking of all the time and effort that went into it, not to mention the expense. Don’t forget the disappointment either. Remember how sure you were that everything would work out?

One of the biggest problems is that it not only affects you, but it has a tremendous impact on the others in your family as well. Everyone was expecting it to be there, counting on it in fact, even you and now it’s simply gone. Can’t you see the disappointment and anger in their faces? 

“What are you going to say to them? What is done is done? What good will that do? You needed it and so did they, and because you weren’t careful it’s not there. Sometimes being sorry doesn’t cut it. Isn’t that what you’ve told your children time and time again?

You know now that the deal stinks and standing there looking disgusted won’t help matters any. It certainly won’t do anything to placate those around you. Too bad you didn’t think about what could have gone wrong earlier.

I suppose your only consolation at this point is knowing that you’re not the only one whose been duped. It’s happened many times before and will certainly happen again. There’s always someone around who hasn’t learned the lesson and are doomed to repeat your mistake.

“What a waste,” you say? What makes you think that will make anybody feel any better, to know that you now realize the thing went south? Saying it’s nothing but a waste won’t help you at all, and it won’t do anything to avert their accusing eyes either.

No. You’re just stuck there mumbling to yourself. Oh sure, you could start over. In fact, in spite of everything, you will for you have no choice. Of course, you know that if you do it right, it will help you in the future. Even so, it still won’t help you now because now is when you need it.

“Next time it will be different,” you tell yourself. “Next time I will be more careful and pay attention to what I’m doing.” 

You can tell yourself that, but in reality you know that any new deal could go sour just as easily as this one did.

Yeah, you can look suspiciously around at the others and think that perhaps someone else had their fingers in it and helped the deal go bad. But deep down inside, you know that it was ultimately your fault.

After all, it was you who made the deal. It was you who purchased it and therefore, it was you alone who was responsible. You know you should have checked it out more closely. You were the one who should have made sure you weren’t getting ripped off. Besides, wasn’t it you who told your spouse not to worry about it and that you would take care of it?

Your family had confidence in you and trusted you to do the right thing. They depended on you to come through for them, and now you’ve let them all down with your incompetence. You know you could have asked for advice before hand. You could have even let someone else look it over for you, but no. You thought you knew what you were doing and didn’t want anyone’s help. 

What is wrong with you? Are you so egotistical that you can’t ask for help, particularly with something as important as this? Just think about that while you look at the disappointed faces around you.

At least there won’t be any police knocking at your door. So I suppose it could be worse. There won’t even be any record of your mistake anywhere, and you can at least be thankful for that. In fact, the only ones who will ever know about your mistake are those of your family and any guests that you may have lurking about your home. That is as long as everyone remembers to keep their mouth shut.

You shouldn’t worry about those you made the deal with either. They certainly won’t tell anyone, even if they did know your deal went bad. In all likelihood though, they don’t. People like that make so many deals every day, they couldn’t possibly remember a single transaction. No matter how bad it was.

At any rate, here you are, with your family all around you, holding their coffee cups or bowls full of cereal, and there’s nothing left for you to do but dump the spoiled milk out in the sink. What are you going to tell them? Put water on their cereal?

Next time, just check the date on the milk before you buy it okay?

Written by  Ronnie j

JUST ANOTHER SHORT STORY

From The Hospital Windows

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.

And every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. The man in the other bed began to live for those one-hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color of the rainbow. Grand old trees graced the landscape, and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man couldn’t hear the band – he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Days and weeks passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone. Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the world outside. Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it for himself. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.

It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, “Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.”