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#1 Pappy

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 03:52 PM

Gandhi ... A lovely little anecdote about one of life's more interesting

characters.

When Mahatma Gandhi was studying law at the University College of

London, a professor by the name of Peters disliked him intensely and always

displayed animosity towards him.  And because Gandhi never lowered his head

when addressing him, as he expected, there were always "arguments"and confrontations.

One day Mr Peters was having lunch at the University dining room when Gandhi came 

along with his tray and sat next to him. The professor said, "Mr. Gandhi, you do not 

understand.  A pig and a bird do not sit together to eat. Gandhi looked at him as a 

parent would a rude child and calmly replied, "You do not worry, professor, I'll fly 

away," and he went and sat at another table.Peters, red with rage, decided to take 

revenge on the next test paper, but Gandhi responded brilliantly to all questions.  

Unhappy and frustrated, Mr. Peters asked him the following question: "MrGandhi, 

if you were walking down the street and found a package, and within was a bag of 

wisdom and another bag with a lot of money, which one would you take?"

Without hesitating, Gandhi responded, "The one with the money, of course."

Mr Peters, smiling sarcastically, said, "I, in your place, would have taken the wisdom."

Gandhi shrugged indifferently and responded, "Each one takes what he doesn't have."

Mr Peters, by this time, was fit to be tied.  So great was his anger that he wrote on 

Gandhi's exam sheet the word "idiot" and handed it back to him. Gandhi took the exam 

sheet and sat down at his desk, trying hard to remain calm while he contemplated his 

next move.  A few minutes later, Gandhi got up, went to the professor and said to him 

in a dignified but sarcastically polite tone, "Mr Peters, you autographed the sheet, but

you did not give me a grade".


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:57 PM

Good one!

 

Thanks for sharing that anecdote Butch!

 

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 06:21 PM

Churchill was speaking in parliament while being heckled by chants of liar liar....his response was sir you have given your profession, what is your name?


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 08:19 PM

Churchill was at a party one time and some lady that didn't like him said "Sir, if you were my husband I'd poison your drink". Churchill said " Madam, if you were my wife, I'd drink it".  :laugh2:


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:00 AM

Churchhill speaking in the house of commons "half of the members of your party are jack asses"

 

Prime minister "Mr Churchhill, that remark is out of order."

 

Churchhill "I apologize for my statement, half the members  of your party are not jack asses."


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