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I hope we make wise choices

Ray’s Daily

November 6, 2018


Integrity gives you real freedom because you have nothing to fear since you have nothing to hide.

Zig Ziglar


Our National elections will be over in a few hours, I am hopeful that my fellow citizens will have selected leaders who can rise above the petty partisanship displayed by so many in the last congress. We need leaders that are honest and committed to building a better society rather than ones who creat dissension and chaos.

Here is an old story that reminds that integrity and honesty are the only path we should take.

The Dean Schooled Them

One night four college kids stayed out late, partying and having a good time. They paid no mind to the test they had scheduled for the next day and didn’t study. In the morning, they hatched a plan to get out of taking their test. They covered themselves with grease and dirt and went to the Dean’s office. Once there, they said they had been to a wedding the previous night and on the way back they got a flat tire and had to push the car back to campus.

The Dean listened to their tale of woe and thought. He offered them a retest three days later. They thanked him and accepted his offer.hat time.

When the test day arrived, they went to the Dean. The Dean put them all in separate rooms for the test. They were fine with this since they had all studied hard. Then they saw the test. It had 2 questions.

1) Your Name __________ (1 Points)

2) Which tire burst? __________ (99 Points)

Options – (a) Front Left (b) Front Right (c) Back Left (d) Back Right

The lesson: always be responsible and make wise decisions.


Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted in important affairs.

Albert Einstein


During a sermon one Sunday, the pastor heard two teenage girls in the back giggling and disturbing people. He interrupted his sermon and announced sternly, “There are two of you here who have not heard a word I’ve said.” That quieted them down. When the service was over, he went out to greet people at the front door. Three different adults apologized for going to sleep in church, promising it would never happen again.


There’s a story about the military pilot calling for a priority landing, because his single-engine jet fighter was running “a bit peaked.” Air Traffic Control told the fighter jock that he was number two, behind a B-52 that had one engine shut down. “Ah,” the fighter pilot remarked, “one of those dreaded seven-engine approaches!”


A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight. While attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, “What was your last known position?”

Student: “When I was number one for takeoff”.


The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.

Martin Mull


David is telling a new joke to Yossi.

“Yitzhak and Hymie were talking one day…”

Right away, Yossi interrupts him. “Always with the Jewish jokes! Give it a rest! Why do your jokes always have to be about Jews? Just change the names to another ethnic group for once will you David!”

So David starts again, “Hashimoto and Suzuki were talking one day at their nephew’s Bar Mitzvah…”


The two most beautiful words in the English language are “check enclosed.”

Dorothy Parker


A girl was visiting her blond friend who had acquired two new dogs, and asked her what their names were.

The blonde responded by saying that one was named Rolex and one was named Timex.

Her friend said, “Whoever heard of someone naming dogs like that?”

“HelOOOooo,” answered the blond. “They’re watch dogs!”


Learn from the mistakes of others. Trust me…you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. I’ve tried!!


Worried that his son was spending too much money on dates, a Father asked the boy how much his last date had cost.

The son calculated a minute then replied, “Oh, about $15 or so I think.”

“Well,” said the Father, “I’m proud of you for finally coming up with an inexpensive evening.”

“To be honest Dad,” the son went on, “we’d have done more, but that was all the money she had.”


Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.


His daughter Marina worked in my law office while she attended graduate school.  One morning a call came in for her.  She said she wasn’t in yet and offered to take a message.  The caller said she’d phone back later.

At 11:00 a.m., the caller tried again, and I reported that Marina had gone to lunch.

The last call came in at 3:30 p.m.  “I’m sorry,” I said, “she’s left for the day.  May I take a message?”

“Yes,” the caller replied.  “How can I get a job with you?”


Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.


The commuter approached the conductor.

“This morning I accidentally left a bottle of Scotch on the train. By any chance, was it turned in to the lost and found?”

“No,” replied the conductor, “But the guy who found it was.”


A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.

Douglas MacArthur


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Comments on: "I hope we make wise choices" (1)

  1. me too, ray –

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